Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner)

  • Part Time, Full Time, Locum Tenens/Traveling, Remote
  • Anchorage, AK, US

U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command View Company Profile

SummaryThis is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.About the Position: The incumbent will serve as an Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) with responsibility for performing medical examinations and documenting medical history and findings in order for a determination to be made about suitability of applicants for service in the Armed Forces.This job is open to The publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.Duties Perform applicant physical examinations in accordance with agency standards and assist with applicant medical processing at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS).Ensure the confidentiality of applicants is respected and that professionalism is maintained at all times in the medical department.Perform applicant medical prescreening as directed by the Chief Medical Officer.Conduct complete face-to-face medical histories on applicants who have completed the prescreen process and have been authorized to process.Complete all computer and non-computer based medical documentation in accordance with the Command’s software packages and policies.Verify problems or conditions alleged by the examinees and recommend to Command physicians if a more detailed physical exam of problem areas is required.Prepare electronic and non-electronic documentation used to assess the applicant’s mental and physical fitness for service in the military.Perform physical inspections of previously qualified applicants to document their status for meeting standards at the time of actual enlistment on active duty and at any other time as required.Perform a variety of professional direct health care duties within the field of general medicine.Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.Possess and maintain a current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse and APRN or APRN as required by the state issuing the license.Possess and maintain a National Board Certification as a Family, Adult, Adult-Gero, Adult-Gero Acute Care or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.Possess and maintain current certifications/licensure in a state, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.May be required to work on Saturdays and/or shift work (work before 0600 or after 1800 hours).Term employment is subject to a one year trial period.May require up to 25% temporary duty travel to other MEPS to cover staffing shortages.This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing.Credentialing will be required.Successful completion of applicable Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS Training is required in order to access the MHS GENESIS System within 30 days of on-boarding and/or as required.Public Law 101-647, Section 321 and Public Law 102-190, Section 1094 require the successful completion of a Criminal History Background Check to maintain the position for which hired.This position requires a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries(NACI).Must be able to pass a color perception (vision) examination.Pre-Employment physical is required. QualificationsThis is an open continuous announcement, meaning that several vacancies may be filled throughout the announcement period. As applicants apply, a pool of candidates is generated. Once a vacancy occurs, candidates will be reviewed for qualifications and referred to the hiring manager for consideration. The first cutoff date is April 27th, 2024. Additional cutoffs will occur as vacancies are identified, upon request of management or until position(s) are filled.Who May Apply: US CitizensThis is a Term position scheduled to last two (2) years. A term position may be extended to a maximum of eight (8) years depending upon the needs of management.Current Federal Employees who accept a TERM appointment will be separated at the end of the TERM appointment date if the Not-to-Exceed (NTE) date is not extended. There are no return/reemployment rights to the position vacated prior to accepting the TERM appointment.In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 Requirements for Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner):Education: A graduate or higher level degree in nursing from an accredited educational program in the area of expertise or specialty indicated by the position. (Areas of specialties for positions include, but are not limited to, Acute Care, Anesthesia, Community Health, Family, Geriatric, Home Health, Midwifery, Neonatal, Oncology, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Allergy and Immunology, Women’s Health, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, OccupationalHealth, Orthopedic, Respiratory, or other specialties identified for the position.)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: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)Foreign Degree: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools. (Note: You must attach a copy of your Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools certification.)Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination and 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: You must attach a copy of your license or registration.)Additional Licensure Requirement: Applicants must possess licensure or registration by a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States in the clinical specialty required by the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your license or registration.)Exemption: You are exempt from the basic requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet the requirements below. (Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status.)**Some states require a collaborative practice agreement for individuals hired outside of their state of licensure.**Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.Active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:Professional Nursing Experience: One or more full years of professional nursing experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which includes: 1) Providing and/or coordinating patient care; 2) Conducting screening examinations; 3) Ordering and/or reviewing diagnostic tests to treat health conditions; and 4) Maintaining patient medical records. This definition of professional nursing experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).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 professional nursing experience is permitted.EducationFOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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 further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/Additional informationMale 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.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.This is a Medical Career Field position.Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.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.A relocation and/or recruitment incentive may be authorized.Superior Qualifications may be authorized. Credit for Prior Non-Federal Work Experience and Certain Military Service for Determining Annual Leave Accrual Rate may be authorized. BenefitsA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility 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 You Will Be EvaluatedYou 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. BenefitsA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility 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. Required DocumentsAs 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 dat…

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