Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Agency: Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)
Administration: Clinical and Health Practices

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-610-11

Opening Date: April 10, 2013

Closing Date: April 20, 2013

Tour of Duty: 8:15 A.M. TO 4:45 P.M. Monday - Friday
Subject to evening hours and weekends, as required

Promotion Potential: None

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Duration of Appointment: Permanent (Full-time)

Salary Range: $70,347-$92,797

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by DCNA-13 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.


Brief Description of Duties:
Works as a Nurse in the Clinical and Health Services Administration (CHSA), Office of the Deputy Director for Entry Services (ODDES), Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), responsible for conducting a variety of complex health care program activities, in the areas of pediatric, psychiatric, medical case management, and consultant services, to include program planning and development, program analysis and evaluation, program coordination and program policy implementation.

Provides consultative and advisory services on a variety of complex health care program activities related to pediatric, psychiatric, medical case management, and/or consultative care, to include program planning and development, program analysis and evaluation, program coordination and program policy implementation.

Provides consultation services and technical assistance for the planning, organizing and operations of health care functions consistent with CFSA's mission and the Clinical and Health Services Administration program goals and requirements.

Identifies actual and potential health problems, medical deficiencies and inadequacies, through observation, documentation, interviews with clients, healthcare providers and families with treatment through such services as case finding, management of health problems, health counseling and instruction to management officials.

Assists in determining medical necessity and/or appropriateness of health care.

Participates in a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary treatment team in the formulation of a total care plan for clients. Plans, confers, and coordinates service delivery with medical, mental health, and other professional disciplines regarding the full depth of care provided to children and family members; obtains accurate history, assesses clinical information to develop treatment plans; and establishes short and long term goals to meet the client's /child's needs. Establishes working relationships with referral sources and communicates case objectives to appropriate individuals, departments and referral sources.

Monitors the quality of nursing services provided. Attends court hearings and prepares court reports as needed.

Makes oral and written presentations.

Reviews and conducts cost benefit analyses of benefit systems to evaluate the quality of necessary medical services; identifies cases that benefit from alternative and residential care, acquires data and evaluates necessary medical services for cost containment. Initiates and maintains accurate records and other pertinent statistical reports

Coordinates service delivery using a medical case management model.

Provides comprehensive nursing services to families in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention. Teaches and counsels sick and well children on all phases of health care and health maintenance.

Accompanies Social Workers and/or independently performs home and facility visits, to monitor and/or administer direct and/or indirect services to individuals and/or family members. Counsels and refers children to a full range of mental health/social services available in the community.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education Requirement: Bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN).

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principals and procedures as applied in a pediatric, psychiatric, medical case management, and consultative setting.

Ranking Factor #2: Knowledge of pertinent agency resources, collateral public and private agencies i.e., the Department of Health Care Finance, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health, the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE), and/or health care delivery resources and legal policies and procedures affecting children and families.

Ranking Factor #3: Ability to assess, treat and evaluate minor illnesses.

Ranking Factor #5: Thorough knowledge of HIPAA legislation and its impact on health care delivery.

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors:
Must have a current Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia.
CPR Certification and Case Management Certification preferred.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 905) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants,
unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required
to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency
for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide
District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to the Human Resources Administration at (202) 724-7373.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Human Resources Administration Only.

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