Defense Health Agency Clinical Nurse (Critical Care) in Bethesda, Maryland

Defense Health Agency
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Bethesda, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (10 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

National Capital Region- Medical Directorate has announced a reorganization using Reduction in Force procedures effective 2 October 2016. If you are hired into this position you could be impacted by a reduction in grade or movement to another organization within the Medical Directorate. No employees will be separated through this reorganization. Current Federal Employees who are selected from this announcement will receive a change in tenure status for a 1 year period; this change will impact the retention standing of the selectee.

*About the Position: *This position is located within the Directorate of Nursing, Pediatric ICU, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Work is performed in an inpatient hospital setting where exposure to bodily fluids is possible. Protective clothing and gear will be required.

Who May Apply:

All US Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.


As a Clinical Nurse (Critical Care), you will apply in-depth knowledge of professional nursing theories, principles, and procedures, providing comprehensive nursing care to pediatric intensive care patients. You will provide specialized services to patients with complex systems and/or disease processes, and maintain accountability for patient care management of pediatric patients. The position also requires the operation and monitoring of highly complex technical and specialized equipment; i.e., bedside monitors.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.

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.

Education: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. (NOTE: You must provide a copy of your transcripts as part of your application package in order to be considered for this position.) AND Registration: Applicants must have 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. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained. (NOTE: You must provide a copy of your registration as part of your application package in order to be considered for this position.) AND Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: providing highly specialized nursing care to pediatric intensive care patients; providing specialized services to patients with complex systems and/or disease processes; operating and monitoring highly complex technical and specialized equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male 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.

  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a Tier 3 (T3) security investigation.

  • This position is covered by the Department of Defense Civilian Employee Drug-Free Workplace Program as a testing designated position (TDP).

  • This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical examination.

  • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations, unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons.

  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.

  • This position may require the incumbent to work on any day or shift, including PMs, nights, weekends, holidays, or on an "on call" basis, necessary to meet mission requirements.

  • This position has been designated as Mission Essential and the incumbent must assume essential personnel status during inclement weather/emergencies.

  • This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

  • This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.

  • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • 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.

Salary Range: $78,839.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453475200

Job Announcement Number: NCJT166864241825869HM