This position supports the supplemental staffing needs of the multiple patient care areas of the hospital as a team member in Clinical Center, the Nursing Department. The ideal candidate will have recent acute care experience in one or more the following specialties:
- Medical Surgical
- Behavioral Health
- Ambulatory (Outpatient) Clinics
- Critical Care.
- Operating Room
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
- Interventional Radiology
The Per Diem nurses may be unit based or part of the Staffing and Workforce Planning float pool.
If you are selected for this position your responsibilities will include:
- Exercise the full domain of practice for the specialty of clinical research nursing including providing clinical care to research participants, supporting protocol implementation, data collection, continuity of care, human subject's protection and dissemination of clinical research findings. 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. Care requirements are determined by the scope of study participation, the clinical condition of the patient and the requirements and clinical effects of research procedures. The impact of the research process on patient care is identified and communicated. Interventions adjusted based on findings, and issues/variances reported promptly to the research team. Evidence-based practice is incorporated into nursing practice.
- 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 patient-focused nursing leadership within the interdisciplinary team and 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.
- Provide independent direct patient care within competency scope to one or more of the following patient populations: Medical Surgical, Oncology, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Ambulatory (Outpatient) Clinics, Critical Care, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) or Interventional Radiology.
You qualify at the GS-12 level, if you meet one of the following qualification requirements:
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.
Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (external link) is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
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.
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS- 12 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Utilizing advanced critical thinking and nursing skills to assess, plan, perform, and evaluate nursing care for patients in biomedical research protocols; providing direct patient care to patients within their program of care; supporting biomedical research through detailed observation, measurement, and accurate data collection related to as defined by assessment or protocol specifications; accurately documenting observations, identifying trends and important findings, and effectively communicating this information to the multidisciplinary research team; providing feedback to colleagues and investigators on all issues affecting the quality of the research endeavor, and assisting less-experienced nurses in learning the specifics of studies or protocols; contributing to multidisciplinary conferences and activities regarding research participant care and protocol implementation; resolving clinical and operational issues in collaboration with supervisor, and demonstrating decisions and actions that support the organization and research mission.
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.