Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse)

Bureau Of Prisons Salters , SC 29590

Posted 3 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. In our agency, you'll find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions.

We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, appropriately secure, and provides reentry programing to ensure their successful return to the community. Our employees at federal correctional facilities are "correctional workers first" and perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Our long-standing culture of being a close-knit family sets us apart from other agencies - at the BOP you don't just get to know your co-workers, you make life long friends.

We have many facilities located throughout the nation: 122 institutions, 6 regional offices, a headquarters, 2 staff training academies, and 26 residential reentry management offices.

The representative rate for this position is $66,232 per annum ($31.74 per hour).

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Responsibilities

The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical and institution standards. Provides nursing care of a general nature to inmates in the institution hospital/clinic, and may be provided to patients in specific areas, e.g., psychiatric, operating room, orthopedics, geriatrics, etc.

Develops a nursing assessment for each patient, to include planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. May assess and identify high risk symptoms/behaviors in patients, to include suicidal risk, homicidal risk and risk for verbal and/or physical abuse.

Completes nutritional screening as part of the assessment and refers patient to a dietitian for a nutritional assessment if necessary. Incumbent monitors, evaluates and revises the plan of care as needed. May also assess and document the discharge planning needs of a patient. Delegates and coordinates care based on assessments.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and is performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
10

Who May Apply This job is open to This announcement is open to the following:

  • BOP Employees Nationwide (Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only)
  • DOJ Surplus and Displaced (CTAP) Employees in the LCA.

Duty Location: FCI Williamsburg, SC

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)
    0610 Nurse

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.

  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.

To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

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 MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). 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 Here

Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission of 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.

AND

Licensure: 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 MUST electronically upload proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license or registration for verification AND evidence of passing the National Council Licensure Examination at the time you apply.

All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing process. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency. Please electronically upload these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

AND


In 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.

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 of Science degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.

Specialized experience examples:

  • 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.

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Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse)

Bureau Of Prisons