Practical Nurse
Department of the Air Force - Mountain Home AFB, ID

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice ; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

This Public Notice may be utilized to fill positions as Direct-Hire Authority or Department of the Air Force Expedited Hiring Authority for Health Care Occupations:

For Direct-Hire Authority : The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has granted Government-wide Direct Hire Authority that allows agencies to appoint candidates directly for certain Health Care occupations, where severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need exist. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

For Expedited Hiring Authority for Health Care Occupations : The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to Health Care Occupations identified with shortages and/or critical needs; these a re located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

Additional information specific to the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions can be found at the link under the How to Apply tab.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • This Public Notice may be used to fill one or more vacancies
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

DUTIES: Back to top
  • Serve as a practical nurse in one of several areas of a Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) such as a hospital clinic or ward, emergency room, or a similar location.
  • Perform or assist in the performance of a number of specialized medical and minor surgical procedures. Prepare and patient for the procedure. Monitor vital signs.
  • Perform procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), urinary catheterizations, as needed. Administer prescribed medications.
  • Observe s and promptly notify nurse and/or physician of adverse physical and emotional reactions to the medications.
  • Perform emergency procedures. Recognize the nature of emergencies and provides first aid in accordance with emergency protocols.
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when needed.
  • Conduct patient and family teaching. Teach patients and family members how patients should perform simple tests for themselves.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-06).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Basic Requirements :

Licensure: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of the license, a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or a citation of the license number and State issuing it. Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.

In addition to the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must meet the following:

For GS-05: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level. Specialized experience is 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 such as nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility

that provided patient care procedures for critically ill patients and related nursing care such as administering medications, catheterizing, irrigating, and suctioning patients; patient charting; use equipment, materials medications, and supplies in a large variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures; and understand the patient's chart, medical history and nursing care plan.

For GS-06: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is 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 such as 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, performing such duties as 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 and setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0620.htm

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1 . Knowledge of basic and commonly used medical equipment, supplies, and procedures sufficient to perform duties such as taking vital signs and taking samples.

2. Knowledge sufficient to gather and report patient information.

3. Knowledge sufficient to prepare and administer commonly prescribed medications, and to recognize adverse medical reactions in patients.

4. Knowledge sufficient to change sterile dressings and maintain the sterile condition of medical supply items.

5. Ability to respond to patient emergencies using resuscitative techniques and first aid procedures.

6. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT : · Employee is subject to random drug testing.
· Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
· Shift work and emergency overtime may be required .
· Employee must maintain current certifications.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following:

1) Your résumé

2) Your transcript

3 ) Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

All of your documents including your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications are to be submitted/attached to the application for this Public Notice. Your resume will remain active until this Public Notice is closed.

The complete Application Package must be submitted.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any documentation submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice by the closing date of the announcement.

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

4) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

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