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As a Practical Nurse you will perform the following duties:
- Provides a range of standard patient care, under the guidance of a Supervisory Nurse Manager
- Provides daily nursing care as needed in Medical Housing Units (MHU) and notifies Physician, or Advanced practice provider (APP) of any abnormal findings
- Assesses patients’ needs and assists with the development of appropriate nursing care plan to facilitate optimal treatment and outcome
- Ensures that medical orders are implemented in a timely manner
- Responds to emergency medical calls as assigned and provides emergency treatment of injury or illness to detainees as directed
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. You must successfully pass a background investigation. You must successfully pass a drug screen. Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service. Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
- Minimum Qualifications: At least one year of the nursing experience* that is equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service.
- *Qualifying experience includes nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures.
- Providing pre- and post-operative patient care
- Observing, recording, and reporting changes in behavior of mentally ill patients
- Providing reassurance and encouragement to mentally ill patients
- Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities: including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients
- Setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus
- Licensure: You must possess a permanent, full, and unrestricted license as a Practical or Vocational nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Licensure must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during term of employment. Continuing education requirements must be met as required for licensing and board certification maintenance.
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- BLS Certification: You must maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare provider certification. Certification must be maintained in a current status at all times while performing services. You must be able to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.
- Work Schedule: Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends and nights.
- On-Call: Must be willing to participate in the emergency on-call process, to include duty hours, after duty hours, designated holidays or other times as directed.
- Language Proficiency: You must be able to understand, speak, read, and write English fluently. Bilingual communication capability is preferred.
- Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
- National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
- Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
- The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
- Basic Education: This position requires incumbent to be a graduate of a school of licensed practical/vocational nursing approved by the State accrediting agency. You must submit an official transcript , unofficial transcript, or other documentation to support that you meet this requirement.
- Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.
- Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level.
- E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
- Suitability: If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
- Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
- Benefits: DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits.” Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
- Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
How You Will Be Evaluated
- You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
- We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.
- Direct Hire Authority: These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management’s Direct Hire Authority. The “Rule of Three”, Category Rating and Veterans Preference will not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.
- Veterans: Although the Direct Hire Authority permits hiring without regard to Veterans Preference, applicants who are eligible for Veterans Preference are still encouraged to include that information in their application and submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214, or other substantiating documents). This position is not considered scientific/professional. View information on veterans’ preference.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this job announcement.
- Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Trust determination process
- Resume showing relevant experience, education and training. Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer’s name, employer’s telephone number, employer’s address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
- License – current permanent, full, and unrestricted license as a Practical or Vocational nurse in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
- Your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
- Other supporting documents (only submit if applicable to you):
- Are you a graduate of a school of licensed practical/vocational nursing approved by a State accrediting agency? You must submit documentation (unofficial is acceptable) that supports requisite training/education.
- Do you possess a Basic LIfe Support (BLS) for health care provider certification? Submit documentation to support that you meet this requirement.
- Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide documentation that demonstrates preference eligibility. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans’ information.
- Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Plan (ICTAP)? If so, submit a copy of your agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
- Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
- Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency and beginning and ending dates of appointment.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
- Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
- A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
- Review our benefits
- Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
- To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10936554 and submit the required documentation outlined under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below.
- The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/28/2020.
- PLEASE NOTE: If your materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide a valid email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.
- To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
- Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
- Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to the closing date for further instructions.
Agency contact information
- ERO HEALTH SERVICE CORPS
- 500 12th Street SW
- Washington, DC 20536
- Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a job offer within 60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. View more information on applying for federal employment.
- Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.