OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE

US Department of the Army - Honolulu, HI4.4

Full-time
Duties
Summary
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE, Position Description Number T5155000 and is part of the HI OTSS, National Guard.

Responsibilities
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The purpose of this position is to manage a comprehensive Occupational Health Program for the state. Serves as the Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) consultant and principle advisor to the Adjutant General (TAG) on occupational health initiatives. Plans, develops, and analyzes the occupational health nursing services provided to National Guard personnel throughout the state.

Establishes, manages and maintains a comprehensive Occupational Health Program: Plans, develops, analyses, and reviews occupational health nursing services and program requirements and determines impact on National Guard military and civilian personnel and public health.
Provides occupational health services and medical treatment for non-occupational and occupational health illnesses and injuries IAW incumbents scope of employment, professional State Nursing License "scope of practice", and medical directives approved by a qualified, licensed physician.
Manages the Case Management Program.
Develops and maintains a Health Education/Counseling program.
Establishes quality improvement monitoring systems and evaluating criteria.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description (T5155000) located online, on the FASCLASS website. https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_fs_output.asp?fcp=zutpk3eFRtaToL2jr7lGuam0buidbaKbkqdVf2qCRtyUbYaamaRShg%3D%3D
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Submit all documents/application NLT midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Qualifications
GENERAL EXPERIENCE : All on-board NG Title 5 Excepted Service GS-0610 Occupational Health Nurse employees must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to other Title 5 Excepted Service GS-0610 Nurse positions; and, must have a minimum of one year (12 months) on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, a new hire applicant, to include an on-board Title 32 or a Title 5 Competitive Service employee, who is employed in a different series' position, must have at least two years of specialized experiences that are commensurate or equivalent to the GS-0610 Nurse Program business, with demonstrated understanding of the principles and concepts defined by a practical knowledge of health services activities such as, administration, managed care, human resource management, logistics management, patient administration, budgetary and fiscal management, medical manpower, medical facility management, biometrics, medical recruiting, or aeromedical evacuation.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have 12 months or more of specialized experiences in performing the occupational health programs; planning, developing, and analyzing the occupational health nursing services provided to National Guard personnel throughout the state. Specialized skills in planning, developing, reviewing and analyzing, and maintaining a comprehensive Occupational Health Program. Experienced in working the occupational health nursing services and program requirements and determined impacts on National Guard military and civilian personnel and public health. Skilled in formulating, analyzing, revising, and implementing policies, procedures and best practices in order to accomplish program goals and objectives in accordance with Federal, State and local laws, such as, Occupational Safety Health Administration Act of 1970 - OSHA, Federal Employees Compensation Act, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission statutes, and DoD guidance. Is a skilled and experienced technical expert on occupational health related matters. Skilled in presenting formal briefings and prepared reports to the Adjutant General, Component Commanders, the Chief of Staff and other directorate level staff elements. Knowledgeable on how to protect National Guard personnel against adverse effects of health hazards. Highly skilled in providing expert advice to the Adjutant General to protect National Guard personnel against adverse effects of health hazards. Highly skilled in determining if personnel are physically, mentally and psychologically suited for work in field operations and the industrial workplace. Skilled in providing medical care and rehabilitation of occupational illness/injury. Have specialized experiences in identifying physical deficiency; skilled in preventing decreased combat readiness caused by occupational illness/injury to military personnel; and able to provide corporate review, analysis and management of worker compensation and line-of-duty costs. Experienced in consulting on occupational health issues and experiences included work with the Civil Support Team, Enhanced Force Readiness Package commanders and the Radiation Safety Program. Experiences included support work and oversight to military and/or civilian personnel units exposed, or potentially exposed to chemical, biological, or radiological hazards in the work environment. Skilled in evaluating and administrating comprehensive occupational health programs, services, and capabilities for military and civilian personnel in the work environment to include field operations, garrison, industrial and administrative sites. Skilled and knowledgeable on how to apply information management resources such as, the DoD Defense Occupational Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS); Medical Operational Data System (MODS); also, the DoD Occupational Health Program Resource Models; Occupational Health Information System (OHMIS). Working experiences must include program elements such as, epidemiologic investigations of occupational illness and injury; industrial hygiene surveys; prevention, mitigation and treatment of occupational illness and injury; emergency treatment of non-occupational illness and injury; hearing conservation and readiness; job-related immunization; occupational vision conservation and readiness; radiation exposure and medical surveillance; illness absence monitoring; occupational health related work-site and industrial inspections; and health hazard education. Experienced in managing job-related hazards, such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive hazards. Skilled in performing job-related occupational health screenings and medical surveillance examinations to included pre-deployment and post-deployment follow-up, pre-placement, baseline, job transfer, periodic, retirement, termination, fitness-for-duty, and health maintenance exams. Knowledgeable on how to wear personal protective equipment; skilled in using an automated external defibrillator and skilled in performing first-aid and critical care education IAW Service specific manuals, instructions, and regulations. Experienced, skilled and capable in performing Case Manager Consultant work and coordinating record results and requirements with the US Department of Labor (DOL) Regional OHN Consultant, NGB Regional Office of Workers Compensation Program (OWCP) Liaison, and the Director, Human Resources.

QUALIFICATION STANDARD BUSINESS RULES:
The GS-0610 Occupational Health Nurse position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. An applicant, who is tentatively selected for appointment to this position, will participate in drug urinalysis testing, unless currently occupying a TDP within the Department of Defense. Tentatively selected applicants are required to sign an Air Force or Department of the Army or a DoD Form Titled Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified as Critical Under the Department of the (Service) Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program that requires requiring participation in random drug testing as a condition of employment. This position is designated as Essential Personnel and is subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year, unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
Education
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must provide official transcripts from accredited universities or colleges. To qualify for these positions, 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. Must have an Undergraduate Degree in Health Administration, Health Care Administration (or equivalent), Health Care Management, Health Management and Policy, Health Services Administration (or equivalent), Hospital Administration (or equivalent), or related fields such as, Primary Care Management, and Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN/RN), Biology, or microbiology. Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN/RN) or Biology. Other completed degrees are acceptable in Public Health, Entomology, Microbiology, Zoology, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering and Health Management/Health Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or other closely-related degree fields.
  • OR-
To qualify, 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. Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse or a Graduate Degree in Public Health (MPH/MSPH) with a bachelor's degree in a biological science. Other educational options are a Master's in Health Administration, Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Health Management and Policy, Health Services Administration (or equivalent), or Hospital Administration. A Master's degree or equivalent in public health, and one year of graduate medical education completed in a clinical specialty at a hospital is strongly recommended.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Prior to Title 5 Excepted Service appointment, a candidate must have a current completed/ cleared drug test. This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will
participate in drug urinalysis testing, unless currently occupying a TDP within the Department of Defense. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 (Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified as Critical Under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program) requiring participation in random drug testing as a condition of employment.

2. Prior to Title 5 Excepted Service appointment, a candidate must possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which the lives or is principally employed, in accordance with DoD and National Guard Vehicle Operations Directives.

3. Must possess (or be able to obtain) and maintain the proper clearance type and level within one year of appointment according to DoD Personnel Security Program Management Directives.

4. As a basis of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment/appointment Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

5. As a basis of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment/appointment to the GS-0610 position, the employee must maintain current certification in Occupational Health from the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses.

6. As a basis of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment/appointment to the GS-0610 position, the employee must maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse.

7. As a basis of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment/appointment to the GS-0610 position, the employee must maintain a current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

8. As a basis of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment/appointment to the GS-0610 position, the employee must maintain an N-95 or fitted gas mask respirator if indicated by site hazards.

9. As a basis of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment/appointment to the GS-0610 position, the employee must be medically fit to wear respiratory protection and protective clothing if indicated.

10. As a basis of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment/appointment to the GS-0610 position, the employee must complete annual assessments for his or her immunization status and ability to wear respirator if indicated.
Additional information
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Applicable

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents : OF 306, TRANSCRIPTS, DD 214 AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, ONLY IF CLAIMING VETERAN'S PREFERENCE)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits
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