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Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse)


  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

    You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you'll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

    Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

    We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.
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    Responsibilities

    The Register Nurse provides direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical and institution standards. Provides nursing care of a general nature to inmates in the institution hospital/clinic, and may be provided to patients in specific areas, e.g., psychiatric, operating room, orthopedics, geriatrics, etc.

    Develops a nursing assessment for each patient, to include planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. May assess and identify high risk symptoms/behaviors in patients, to include suicidal risk, homicidal risk and risk for verbal and/or physical abuse. Completes nutritional screening as part of the assessment and refers patients to a dietitian for a nutritional assessment if necessary. Incumbent monitors, evaluates and revises the plan of care as needed. May also assess and document the discharge planning needs of a patient. Delegates and coordinates care based on assessments.

    Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    10

    Who May Apply This job is open to… THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT SERVES AS A PUBLIC NOTICE FOR DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY.

    PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPLY ONLINE. REFER TO THE "HOW TO APPLY SECTION" FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS.

    Duty Location: FMC Rochester, MN
    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)
    0610 Nurse

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
    • See Special Conditions of Employment Section
    • Selective Service Requirement: Go to: https://www.sss.gov

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

    Qualifications
    To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

    Basic Requirements:

    Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education , Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs , Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

    NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded. All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here

    Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A.

    Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

    If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

    AND

    Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination . In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license or registration for verification.

    All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing process. This process includes validation of examinations, licensure, education, internship and residency. Please submit these documents along with your required supporting documentation in your application packet.

    AND

    In addition to the Basic Requirements:

    Education/Work Experience:

    The work experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. At the GS-09 and above grade level, many positions may require experience in a specialty area of nursing.

    GS-05: To qualify at the GS-05 (or equivalent) grade level, applicants must meet one of the following qualification requirements:
    • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with no experience; or
    • Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional nursing and one full year of professional nursing experience.
    GS-07: In addition to the above Basic Requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement provision;
    • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level);
    • Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional nursing and two full years of professional nursing experience; or
    • Completion of at least one full year of graduate education in a professional nursing educational program.
    GS-09: In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Possession of a master's degree in professional nursing; or
    • At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.
    GS-10: In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Possession of a master's degree in professional nursing; or
    • At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.
    Specialized experience examples per grade level:

    GS-05:
    • Experience communicating with and providing nursing services to patients.
    • Experience applying professional nursing concepts, principles, practices and nursing standards.
    • Experience operating medical equipment.
    GS-07:
    • Experience implementing established protocols and standing orders for handling patients.
    • Experience providing care to patients whose conditions are characterized by extremely complex health care needs.
    • Experience recognizing life threatening emergencies and initiating immediate care until assistance is obtained.
    GS-09:
    • Experience in human behavior and the ability to communicate with and provide nursing services to patients.
    • Experience in the techniques and the operational mechanics of medical equipment.
    • Experience with accurately transcribing physician's orders, performing health assessments and accurately documenting in patient's medical record.
    • Experience with pharmacology of a wide variety of drugs, dosages, routes of administration, therapeutic action, drug interactions, and adverse reactions.
    GS-10:
    • Experience in professional nursing concepts, principles, practices and nursing standards as related to medical, surgical, and mental health nursing.
    • Experience in the recognition of life threatening emergencies and in initiating immediate care until assistance is obtained.
    • Experience in nursing theories and practices needed to plan and provide care to patients whose conditions are characterized by extremely complex health care needs.
    • Experience using critical thinking skills and establishing priorities of care when dealing with multiple patients having varying degrees of care requirements.
    If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

    **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

    Education

    Additional information

    The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office. The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer.

    Special Conditions of Employment Section:

    Applicants are subject to credential clearance (validation of National Council Licensure Examination, Professional Nursing license or registration and education) prior to selection.

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

    All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

    The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score.

    Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.

    Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

    This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    This position is processed under Direct Hire authority, veterans preference and Category Rating procedures does not apply.

    Applicants will be evaluated utilizing the documentation submitted and considered for the grade level in which the resume and/or educational transcripts supports.

    What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

    The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

    GS-05 and GS-07:
    • Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment.
    • Ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate appropriate nursing care plan.
    • Ability to communicate orally.
    • Ability to communicate in writing.
    GS-09:
    • Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment.
    • Ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate an appropriate nursing care plan.
    • Ability to communicate orally.
    • Knowledge of rehabilitative nursing, pre- and post-operative care.
    GS-10:
    • Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment.
    • Ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate an appropriate nursing care plan.
    • Knowledge of rehabilitative nursing, pre- and post-operative care.

    To preview questions please click here .

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    All applicants MUST submit the following Required Documents in your Application Packet to receive consideration:
    • Resume must include: your point of contact information and detailing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
    • In order to receive credit for experience contained in your resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week.
    • Legible college transcripts which includes the School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded.
    • A Copy of current, active, full and unrestricted license or registration as a Professional Nurse.
    • Proof of successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination.


    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.

  • Benefits
    Help Benefits

    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 .

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    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
    Help How to Apply

    A complete application packet must be submitted directly to the following email address:

    [email protected] or fax to FMC Rochester Attn: Direct Hire 507-424-7615.

    Click on "Required Documents" section for application packet requirements.

    You must include the vacancy announcement number on your application packet.

    All questions regarding this position should be directed to the following Human Resource Staff:

    Rachelle Whalen, HR Specialist, 507-424-7524

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    Agency contact information Fed Medical Ctr HR Dept

    Phone
    507-424-7524
    Fax
    507-424-7615
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
    FMC Rochester
    2110 East Center Street
    Rochester, Minnesota
    United States

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    Next steps

    The Human Resource Office will notify you of the status of your application. Applicants will be notified via e-mail to the e-mail address on your resume. The Human Resource Office may contact you for an interview if they wish and expect to make a final job offer within 80 days of interview.

    Interviews - Applicants may receive an e-mail, mail or a telephone inquiry from the local Human Resource Department.

    Applicants MUST contact the Human Resource Department telephonically or via e-mail during normal business hours to schedule an interview.

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  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

    Read more Legal and regulatory guidance
    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482851200 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Posted
03/19/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Rochester, Minnesota, US