About the Position: This position is located at Walter Reed National Military Center, Bethesda, MD, within the Director for Nursing, Department of Surgical Nursing, Bariatric Gyn WW & Ortho Nursing (4E).
This is a busy 23-bed wounded-warrior/multi-specialty unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest and most complex military medical center which provides comprehensive healthcare for more than 150,000 military personnel, dependents, and retirees.
Provide direct nursing care consistent with accrediting agencies, departmental policies, and current professional standards.
Functions as an LPN under the supervision of the Lead RN/Charge RN.
Able to work in a team providing care for five to eight patients.
Serves as a mentor and preceptor to junior officers and enlisted personnel.
Participates in professional growth initiatives, organizational functions, and collateral duties as assigned.
Frequent exposure to contagious and infectious diseases.
Follows infection control guidelines and wears personal protective equipment as required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as standing for long periods of time; recurring bending, stooping, and stretching or similar activities.
May be required to lift objects greater than 50 pounds and moving adult patients.
This is a Direct Hire Solicitation
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.
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: 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 such duties as independently providing direct nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to medical/surgical patients (some requiring Telemetry); and documenting patient information in electronic medical records/systems.
This definition of 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 alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.