The Naval Health Clinic Quantico (NHCQ) has achieved Level 3 recognition, the highest level awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This recognition acknowledges NHCQ's commitment to the Patient Centered Medical Home focusing on quality, patient-centered clinician led care teams providing for all patient's health care needs and coordination of care across the health care system. The qualified clinical and administrative staff members take pride in providing world-class medical and dental care services in a patient-centered environment. The goal at NHCQ is to create a patient-centered, healing environment for all enrolled and eligible military beneficiaries. We are proud of the support provided to our patients and look forward to providing whatever medical support required within our capabilities in the future.
The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) is a registered professional nurse with significant clinical skills, who has acquired through professional experience and additional education, knowledge in toxicology, industrial hygiene and safety regulations. This background is required to access and identify potential health problems, set a plan of action, recognize and initiate treatment of occupational injuries and non-occupational injuries and illnesses, and to identify and prevent the more insidious health effects, possible produced by long-term chronic exposure to toxic chemicals, ergonomic factors and harmful physical agents including noise, asbestos, and chemical agents encountered in the workplace.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 1/22/2018. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 1/22/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
In this position, you will perform work such as the following:
Function as the nurse in charge of the Occupational Health Clinic to plan, implement, direct and coordinate comprehensive nursing care in the occupational setting.
Provide technical and administrative supervision to support personnel assigned to the clinic.
Assign personnel according to the needs of the clinic.
Coordinate, manage and implement surveillance programs.
Design and implement preventive health education programs.
Travel Required: Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Must be a US Citizen.
Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Please Note: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
Selectee(s) must meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must have successfully completed a graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program 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 - Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools).
have passed the National Council Licensure Examination.
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.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate you have successfully completed a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field; OR possess a diploma, bachelor's degree, or master's degree from a professional nursing educational program and have at least one or more full years of professional nursing experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector providing clinical nursing care and occupational health and safety nursing services to employees in relation to their occupations and working environments; and providing treatment and administering care for illness of occupational origin and injuries that occur at the workplace.
Certification by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) as a Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) is desired, but not required