Nurse Job for the Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System in Fort Devens, Massachusetts
$48,552-$87,580 Per Year
Public Trust - Background Investigation
1 month ago
Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce.
You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions.
We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming.
Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.Basic Requirements:Education: 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.NOTE: ALL applicants MUSTsubmit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement.
Transcripts MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click HereSuperior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A.Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commissionon Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.ANDLicensure: 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.NOTE: ALL applicants MUSTsubmit proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license or registration for verification.All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing process.
This process includes validation ofexaminations, licensure, education, internship and residency.
Please submit these documents along with your required supporting documentation in your application packet.ANDIn addition to the Basic Requirements:Education/Work Experience:The work experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
At the GS-09 and above grade level, many positions may require experience in a specialty area of nursing.GS-05: To qualify at the GS-05 (or equivalent) grade level, applicants must meet one of the following qualification requirements: Possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing with no experience; or Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional nursing and one full year of professional nursing experience.
GS-07: In addition to the above Basic Requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: Possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing and eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement provision; Possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing and at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level); Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional nursing and two full years of professional nursing experience; or Completion of at least one full year of graduate education in a professional nursing educational program.
GS-09: In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: Possession of a master’s degree in professional nursing; or At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.
GS-10: In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: Possession of a master’s degree in professional nursing; or At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.
Specialized experience examples per grade level:GS-05: Experience communicating with and providing nursing services to patients.
Experience applying professional nursing concepts, principles, practices and nursing standards.
Experience operating medical equipment.
GS-07: Experience implementing established protocols and standing orders for handling patients.
Experience providing care to patients whose conditions are characterized by extremely complex health care needs.
Experience recognizing life threatening emergencies and initiating immediate care until assistance is obtained.
GS-09: Experience in human behavior and the ability to communicate with and provide nursing services to patients.
Experience in the techniques and the operational mechanics of medical equipment.
Experience with accurately transcribing physician's orders, performing health assessments and accurately documenting in patient's medical record.
Experience with pharmacology of a wide variety of drugs, dosages, routes of administration, therapeutic action, drug interactions, and adverse reactions.
GS-10: Experience in professional nursing concepts, principles, practices and nursing standards as related to medical, surgical, and mental health nursing.
Experience in the recognition of life threatening emergencies and in initiating immediate care until assistance is obtained.
Experience in nursing theories and practices needed to plan and provide care to patients whose conditions are characterized by extremely complex health care needs.
Experience using critical thinking skills and establishing priorities of care when dealing with multiple patients having varying degrees of care requirements.
If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**