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Practical Nurse

Company: Military Treatment Facilities under DHA
Location: Fort Sill
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Summary

About the Position: This position is located in Ambulatory Care at Reynolds Army Health Clinic at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

This is a Direct Hire Solicitation

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Duties
    • Perform a range of standard patient care in the Ambulatory Care Clinic.
    • Prepare patients for vaccine administration. Provide instructions to patient on vaccine indications, precautions, contraindications, and potential adverse reactions.
    • Document information in electronic medical record.
    • Observe, report, and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the patients' condition to the registered nurse or physician.
    • Perform a range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs and reviewing results of diagnostic tools with the patient. Refer to registered nurse for further questions/concerns.
    • May act as Patient Contact Representative, helping ensure good communication between patients and staff and to "trouble shoot" problem areas.
    • Ensure the maintenance and resupply of pharmaceuticals in the clinic.
    • Educate patients on current standard immunization schedule under Center for Disease and Prevention and MIL VAX recommendations. Requirements

      Conditions of Employment
      • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
      • A Personnel Security Investigation is required.
      • Selectees will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
      • This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to pre-employment screening and random drug testing. Selectees will be required to consent to participation in random drug urinalysis testing.
      • A pre-placement medical examination is required.
      • Moderate to heavy lifting up to 20 pounds may be required.
      • Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
      • Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Advanced certification (e.g., ALS) does not supersede BLS.
      • Applicants must be able to fulfill non-privileged professional credential requirements. Qualifications

        Who May Apply: US Citizens

        In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

        Basic Requirement for a GS-06 Practical Nurse:

        Licensure: A current license to practice as a practical or vocational nurse in a State, 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 meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below:

        Experience required: One year of nursing experience 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 duties such as measuring patient's vital signs; administering immunizations or medications; and screening or updating patient medical records. This definition of nursing experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

        Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience aloneno substitution of education for experience is permitted.

        Education

        This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

        Additional information
        • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
        • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
        • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
        • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
        • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
        • Recruitment or relocation incentives MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
        • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
        • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
        • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
        • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
          • Benefits

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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.

            Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

            If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

            You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

            Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.
            • Benefits

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            • Required Documents

              As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

              The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements.

              As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

              1. Your resume:
              • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
              • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
              • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
              • For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Other supporting documents:
                • Cover Letter, optional
                • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
                • License This position has a license/certification requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your current, active, valid, unrestricted license/certification with your application package or you may be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses. NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
                • How to Apply

                  To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

                  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/13/2024to receive consideration.
                  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12407737).
                  • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
                  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
                  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
                  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
                  • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

                    Agency contact information



                    Army Applicant Help Desk

                    Website

                    https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr_public?id=app_inq

                    Address

                    JT-DHA-DD83CZ DHA STAND-ALONE MKT-REYNOLDS AHC

                    DO NOT USE

                    Fort Sill, OK 73503

                    US

                    Next steps

                    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
                  • Fair and Transparent

                    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
                    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
                    • Criminal history inquiries
                    • Reasonable accommodation policy
                    • Financial suitability
                    • Selective Service
                    • New employee probationary period
                    • Signature and false statements
                    • Privacy Act
                    • Social security number request Required Documents

                      The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements.

                      As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

                      1. Your resume:
                      • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
                      • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
                      • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
                      • For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Other supporting documents:
                        • Cover Letter, optional
                        • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
                        • License This position has a license/certification requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your current, active, valid, unrestricted license/certification with your application package or you may be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses. NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

                          How to Apply

                          To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

                          The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/13/2024to receive consideration.
                          • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12407737).
                          • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
                          • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
                          • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
                          • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
                          • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

                            Agency contact information



                            Army Applicant Help Desk

                            Website

                            https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr_public?id=app_inq

                            Address

                            JT-DHA-DD83CZ DHA STAND-ALONE MKT-REYNOLDS AHC

                            DO NOT USE

                            Fort Sill, OK 73503

                            US

                            Next steps

                            If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

                            Fair & Transparent

                            The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
                            • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
                            • Reasonable accommodation policy
                            • Criminal history inquiries
                            • Financial suitability
                            • Selective Service
                            • New employee probationary period
                            • Signature and false statements
                            • Privacy Act
                            • Social security number request

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