Please Note: This is a Federal Civil Service position. Applicants interested in joining the Bureau of Prisons via the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS) should visit the PHS website to apply.
Nurse Practitioner - GS-610-9/11. Nurse Practitioners provide diagnostic and therapeutic medical care and services to inmates in Federal prisons. They assist in the observation and evaluation of patients, perform case histories, conduct physical examinations, and order laboratory tests. We have a continuous need for Nurse Practitioners around the country.
Professional Registration Requirement: All applicants must have an active, current registration as a professional nurse in a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Exception: 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 six months of appointment.
Basic Education Requirements: Graduation from a professional school of nursing approved by the official accreditation body for the state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. Territory for the year of your graduation. Acceptable nursing programs include bachelors of science or higher degree programs in nursing, diploma programs in nursing and associate degree programs in nursing. GS-9: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements specified above, applicants must have successfully completed all requirements for a masters degree (or equivalent), or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education in nursing, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in Federal service. GS-11: Successful completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent), or three years of progressively higher level graduate education in nursing, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in Federal service. Equivalent combinations of successfully-completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the requirement of one year of specialized experience at both grade levels referenced above.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Candidates must demonstrate they have the following KSAs to successfully perform their job as a Nurse Practitioner: (1) skill in making diagnosis, selecting and providing appropriate treatment for medical or surgical emergencies (life or death or severe injury), as indicated until emergency assistance arrives; (2) ability to assess a patient's condition and to initiate appropriate treatment; (3) knowledge of pharmaceuticals to treat disease and illnesses, to include a knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature, and drug interactions of medications; (4) ability to perform and interpret diagnostic tests in order to determine therapeutic treatment plans; and (5) ability to deal effectively with patients.
How to Apply: Search USAJOBS for vacancies (series number GS-0610), or view Health Services Vacancies.