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Nurse (Clinical Research)
BETHESDA MD 20814
Category: Pharmacist, Health Care Industry
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Job code: lhw-e0-89763601

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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Nurse (Clinical Research)
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), is the 200-bed research hospital and ambulatory care research facility in Bethesda, Maryland that supports the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institutes of Health. It is the largest inpatient facility in the country devoted exclusively to clinical research, and provides a full range of services from ambulatory care to critical care and special procedures. The focus at the CC on early phase and first-in-human clinical trials and on the study of rare diseases makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center leads the nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing which defines the roles and contribution of nurses providing care to research participants. These nursing positions are located within the Clinical Center Nursing Department (CCND) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
If you want to play a significant role supporting the vision at the Clinical Center in leading the Nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing, then consider joining our team! For more information, visit
Clinical Research Nurse positions are available in the following specialty areas:
Oncology and Critical Care
Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
Medical Surgical Specialties
For specific unit descriptions please follow the link below:
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### Responsibilities
* Supports coordination and implementation of clinical research while focusing on patient safety, continuity of care and informed participation.
* Reports directly to a Nurse Manager for an inpatient care unit, day hospital, or ambulatory clinic and receives direct patient care assignments designated within the assigned program of care.
* Exercise the full domain of practice for the specialty of clinical research nursing.
* Utilize advanced critical thinking and nursing skills to assess, plan, perform, and evaluate nursing care for individual patients, their families and significant others, who are participants in biomedical research protocols.
* Support biomedical research through detailed observation, measurement, and accurate data collection related to pertinent assessment as defined by the protocol specifications and the nurse?s clinical judgment.
* Accurately document observations, identify trends and important findings, and effectively communicate this information to the multidisciplinary research team and nursing colleagues.
* Provide feedback to colleagues and investigators on all issues affecting the quality of the research endeavor.
* Assist less-experienced nurses in learning the specifics of studies or protocols, evaluate patient trends in outcomes and compliance, and contribute to the design of clinical trials.
* Provide patient-focused nursing care within the interdisciplinary team.
* Collaborate with team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research needs and allows for safe and effective collection of clinical research data.
* Contribute to multidisciplinary conferences and activities regarding research participant care and protocol implementation.
* Providing clinical care to research participants, supporting protocol implementation, data collection, continuity of care, human subject?s protection and dissemination of clinical research findings.
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
11
* #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
* Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
* Position is subject to a background investigation.
* Position requires Licensure, specifically Registered Nurse license.
* Position requires you must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
* This position requires weekend hours, night shifts, regular or rotational shifts, holiday hours.
* This position may have on-call or call-back requirements.
* Position designated as Tier I - Emergency Essential.
* You must be able to lift and move heavy items weighing 70 lbs.
* Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
### Qualifications
You qualify at the GS-11 level, if you meet the following qualification requirements:
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.
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Licensure:
For all grade levels and positions, 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.
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Experience:
One year of specialized nursing experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following tasks: Examples of qualifying experience include: Obtaining, documenting and monitoring vital signs; Administering medications (oral, IV, intramuscular and subcutaneous) as ordered; Providing patient and family education on medications, diet and upcoming surgical and/or diagnostic procedures AND and possession of a diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree from a professional nursing educational program.
OR
Successful completion of a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field.
Note: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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### Education
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.
### Additional information
* A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
* You must be able to lift and move heavy items weighing 70 lbs.
* This position requires weekend hours, night shifts, regular or rotational shifts, holiday hours.
* This position has on-call or call-back requirements.
* This position is designated as an "emergency essential" position and the selected candidate will be considered an "emergency essential" employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
* If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
* PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
* Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
* The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
* The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
* If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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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.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. You will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made through this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.
To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Other
* Required Documents
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, which includes
1. Your **resume (see How to Apply section for requirements) and cover letter (if you wish to submit one)**
2. Responses to the online questionnaire
3. Other **supporting documents if applicable:**
* Veterans' preference (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.): Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation for 10 point claims. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you are claiming derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point claims, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package.
* Schedule A (Disability Appointment): Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed.
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) documentation
We encourage you to submit a copy of your transcripts, related license, certification, or registration if applicable.
Do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. We will not use this documentation.
To ensure your information is secure, please redact social security numbers and birth dates. Original copies may be requested if you are hired.
#### 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.
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## 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
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## How to Apply
Your **Resume** must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or view their video tutorial.
**To apply for this position,** you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to 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.
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.
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.
* A complete **Assessment Questionnaire**.
* Other **required supporting documents** (See the **Required Documents** section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
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**.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (), 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: -to/application/status/.
For additional information, click on the links below:
* Additional Information on How to Apply
* Information on Reasonable Accommodation
For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.
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### Agency contact information
### Arthur Crump
##### Phone
301-435-4757
##### Email
crumpaa@mail.nih.gov
##### Address
National Institutes of Health
2115 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD
US
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Within 15 business days of the closing date,05/23/2018, your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. In addition, you may also check your status online at USAJOBS.
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## 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
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### 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.
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#### 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/499425200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/14/2018 to 05/23/2018
*Salary:* $71,589 to $90,930 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 11
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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