Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 04
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet ALL of these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 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. (One year of nursing experience as a military corpsman that has been accepted by a State licensing body may be accepted in lieu of education.)


  2. AND

  3. 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.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


If you are using education to qualify, you must provide transcripts and they MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded.

This vacancy announcement is for a position that requires proof of license and educational transcript requirements. Applicants must upload this information to be included with this vacancy in order to meet the minimum qualifications.

Recent Graduates: If you graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months, you may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment.

* 2.Based on the above statement, have you uploaded the required documentation as listed in the vacancy announcement under the Required Documentation section?
  1. Yes - I have uploaded the required documentation.
  2. No - I have not uploaded the required documentation AND I understand this will result in my application not receiving full consideration unless the required documentation is provided.
  3. No - I am a recent graduate and have uploaded my transcripts AND I understand that I must provide my registration within 6 months of appointment.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

3.Clinical Nurses must have a knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures. They must be able to apply the knowledge to daily patient care and procedures. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have performed glucose checks; and/or I have performed single dressing changes; and/or I have taken and recorded vital signs; and/or I have interviewed patients by completing histories; and/or I have administered oral medications and observed affect on patient.
  2. I have conducted patient interviews for medical history and assessment; and/or I have presented discharge instructions to patients; and/or I have conducted telephone triage or post-procedure follow-up; and/or I have obtained vital signs; and/or I have performed preparatory procedures such as pre-surgical scrubs and EKGs.
  3. I have assisted in completing a patient assessment; and/or I have administered drugs prescribed for patients; and/or I have obtained blood specimens.
  4. None of the above.


4.Clinical Nurses must have knowledge of general safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment, understanding isolation procedures, universal precautions, etc. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have worn gloves to perform injections; and/or I have completed dressing changes; and/or I have washed hands prior to completing basic vital sign checks and other nursing procedures.
  2. I have completed one course on isolation techniques and Universal Precautions; and/or I have assisted in the evacuation of patients during hospital fire drill; and/or I have initiated a Code 45.
  3. I have treated patients with contagious diseases like shingles or chickenpox; and/or I have changed or cleansed infected wounds or sores while wearing gloves and masks; and/or I have monitored HIV+ patients for evidence of opportunistic infections; and/or I have directly observed medication therapy in TB patients; and/or I have managed infectious waste, sharps and linens in accordance to policy.
  4. None of the above.


5.Clinical Nurses must have the ability to assess patients' health care status and coordinate an appropriate nursing care plan in a hospital or clinical setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have measured temperature, pulse, respiration, height and weight; and/or I have taken blood pressure; and/or I have tested vision and hearing.
  2. I have assessed and coordinated clinical care such as performing patient vital signs, medical histories, and height and weight checks; and/or I have monitored skin integrity of bed-ridden patients; and/or I have assessed the nutritional needs of patients.
  3. I have assessed patient's knowledge of procedures and participated in the informed consent process; and/or I have verified completion of procedures preparations (NPO status, bowel prep, medications, surgical scrub); and/or I have obtained information regarding allergies or previous adverse reactions to anesthesia.
  4. None of the above.


6.Clinical Nurses must be able to communicate orally, conducting meetings, training sessions, informing others of patient care, etc. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have addressed patient concerns; and/or I have answered questions of the patient and/or family; and/or I have completed a college course in speech communications; and/or I have reported progress and patient condition to other patient care personnel.
  2. I have informed the charge nurses, other nursing staff, or doctors about the progress or condition of the patient and courses of treatment to improve the condition; and/or I have exchanged patient information with other medical professionals while working as a nursing assistant or nursing student; and/or I have provided comfort to patients.
  3. I have provided comfort to patients; and/or I have reported to appropriate personnel if medical equipment was in need of repair; and/or I have communicated patient concerns to the physician or nurse leader.
  4. None of the above.


7.Clinical Nurses must possess the ability to document patient assessments and nursing interventions accurately. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have recorded patient information on medical chart under close supervision; and/or I have recorded all medications of a patient; and/or I have completed one college course in effective writing.
  2. I have completed forms required by health care information system; and/or I have updated nursing care plans; and/or I have completed work orders and incident reports.
  3. I have documented patient care and condition in the medical record; and/or I have completed the required forms of the health care information system accurately; and/or I have accurately recorded medication administration, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived test results, and vital signs.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: 05
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet ALL of these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 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.


  2. AND

  3. 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.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit college transcipts and registration documentation for verification at the time you apply.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and registration requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-04 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


If you are using education to qualify, you must provide transcripts and they MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded.

This vacancy announcement is for a position that requires proof of license and educational transcript requirements. Applicants must upload this information to be included with this vacancy in order to meet the minimum qualifications.

Recent Graduates: If you graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months, you may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment.

* 3.Based on the above statement, have you uploaded the required documentation as listed in the vacancy announcement under the Required Documentation section?
  1. Yes - I have uploaded the required documentation.
  2. No - I have not uploaded the required documentation AND I understand this will result in my application not receiving full consideration unless the required documentation is provided.
  3. No - I am a recent graduate and have uploaded my transcripts AND I understand that I must provide my registration within 6 months of appointment.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

4.Clinical Nurses must have a knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures. They must be able to apply the knowledge to daily patient care and procedures. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have performed glucose checks; and/or I have performed single dressing changes; and/or I have taken and recorded vital signs; and/or I have interviewed patients by completing histories; and/or I have administered oral medications and observed affect on patient.
  2. I have conducted patient interviews for medical history and assessment; and/or I have presented discharge instructions to patients; and/or I have conducted telephone triage or post-procedure follow-up; and/or I have obtained vital signs; and/or I have performed preparatory procedures such as pre-surgical scrubs and EKGs.
  3. I have provided appropriate PICC line (intraveneous catheter) or central line care; and/or I have started IVs; and/or I have administered and monitored IV fluids; and/or I have administered oxygen; and/or I have administered blood transfusions; and/or I have provided and updated immunizations, or allergy treatments and performed complex dressing changes.
  4. None of the above.


5.Clinical Nurses must have knowledge of general safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment, understand isolation procedures, universal precautions, etc. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have provided care to patients in different types of isolation using Universal Precautions; and/or I have participated and provided leadership in evaluating and conducting hospital fire drills; and/or I have provided treatment in a hospital setting to patients with blood borne or airborne diseases requiring protective equipment.
  2. I have worn gloves to perform injections; and/or I have completed dressing changes; and/or I have washed hands prior to completing basic vital sign checks and other nursing procedures.
  3. I oversaw nursing assistants or LPNs in the application of infection control procedures; and/or I have utilized proper sterile techniques and procedures when providing pre and post-operative care and assisted surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities.
  4. I have treated patients with contagious diseases like shingles or chickenpox; and/or I have changed or cleansed infected wounds or sores while wearing gloves and masks; and/or I have monitored HIV+ patients for evidence of opportunistic infections; and/or I have directly observed medication therapy in TB patients; and/or I have managed infectious waste, sharps and linens in accordance to policy.
  5. None of the above.


6.Clinical Nurses must have the ability to assess patients' health care status and coordinate an appropriate nursing care plan in a hospital or clinical setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have assessed patient's knowledge of procedures and participated in the informed consent process; and/or I have verified completion of procedures preparations (NPO status, bowel prep, medications, surgical scrub); and/or I have obtained information regarding allergies or previous adverse reactions to anesthesia.
  2. I have assessed and coordinated clinical care such as performing patient vital signs, medical histories, and height and weight checks; and/or I have monitored skin integrity of bed-ridden patients; and/or I have assessed the nutritional needs of patients.
  3. I have met the needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions and required specific medical care and/or treatment; and/or I have monitored post-dialysis needs of patients; and/or I have monitored blood sugars of unstable diabetic patients; and/or I have provided intervention during a hypertensive crisis.
  4. None of the above.


7.Clinical Nurses must be able to communicate orally, conduct meetings/training sessions, inform others of patient care, etc. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have informed the charge nurses, other nursing staff, or doctors about the progress or condition of the patient and courses of treatment to improve the condition; and/or I have exchanged patient information with other medical professionals while working as a nursing assistant or nursing student; and/or I have provided comfort to patients.
  2. I have provided a patient update at the shift, reported to nurses or doctors for the continued and appropriate care of the patient. Typical examples would include communications with pharmacist, dietitians, physical therapists and other health care providers at multi-disciplinary treatment meetings or staff meetings.
  3. I have addressed patient concerns; and/or I have answered questions of the patient and/or family; and/or I have completed a college course in speech communications; and/or I have reported progress and patient condition to other patient care personnel.
  4. None of the above.


8.Clinical Nurses must possess the ability to document patient assessments and nursing interventions accurately. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have documented basic patient care and condition as gained in clinical rotations of a generic nursing program under the supervision of a RN; and/or I have updated nursing care plans; and/or I have completed work orders and incident reports.
  2. I have documented patient care and condition in the medical record; and/or I have completed the required forms of the health care information system accurately; and/or I have accurately recorded medication administration, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived test results, and vital signs.
  3. I have documented patient assessments, nursing interventions and condition in a narrative Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) or Subjective Objective Assessment Plan Intervention Evaluation(SOAPIE) format; and/or I have documented the administration of a variety of medications and the patient's response to the medication; and/or I have prepared a nursing care plan for a patient.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: 07
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet ALL of these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 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.


  2. AND

  3. 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.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit college transcipts and registration documentation for verification at the time you apply.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and registration requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-05 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


If you are using education to qualify, you must provide transcripts and they MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded.

This vacancy announcement is for a position that requires proof of license and educational transcript requirements. Applicants must upload this information to be included with this vacancy in order to meet the minimum qualifications.

Recent Graduates: If you graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months, you may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment.

* 3.Based on the above statement, have you uploaded the required documentation as listed in the vacancy announcement under the Required Documentation section?
  1. Yes - I have uploaded the required documentation.
  2. No - I have not uploaded the required documentation AND I understand this will result in my application not receiving full consideration unless the required documentation is provided.
  3. No - I am a recent graduate and have uploaded my transcripts AND I understand that I must provide my registration within 6 months of appointment.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

4.Clinical Nurses must have a knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures. They must be able to apply the knowledge to daily patient care and procedures. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have coordinated the care and assessment of non-critical patients; and/or I have provided comprehensive treatment to less serious illnesses or injuries; and/or I have managed a variety of drainage tubes; and/or I have assisted nurses in executing doctors' orders and overseeing the work of assistants, and student nurses.
  2. I have performed glucose checks; and/or I have completed single dressing changes; and/or I have taken and recorded vital signs; and/or I have interviewed patients by completing histories; and/or I have administered oral medications and observed affect on patient.
  3. I have provided appropriate PICC line (intravenous catheter) or central line care; and/or I have started IVs; and/or I have administered and monitored IV fluids; and/or I have administered oxygen; and/or I have administered blood transfusions; and/or I have provided and updated immunizations, or allergy treatments and performed complex dressing changes.
  4. None of the above.


5.Clinical Nurses must have knowledge of general safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment, understanding isolation procedures, and universal precautions. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have identified a potential TB patient or isolation case and alerted staff to ensure appropriate precautions for treatment were implemented; and/or I have worked with Hepatitis patients and adhered to established safety procedures; and/or I have worked with HIV patients on a limited basis and closely adhered to established safety procedures.
  2. I have treated patients with contagious diseases like shingles or chickenpox; and/or I have changed or cleansed infected wounds or sores while wearing gloves and masks; and/or I have monitored HIV+ patients for evidence of opportunistic infections; and/or I have managed infectious wastes, sharps and linens.
  3. I have participated and provided leadership in evaluating and conducting hospital fire drills; and/or I have provided treatment in a hospital setting to patients with blood borne or airborne diseases requiring protective equipment available; and/or I oversaw nursing assistants or LPNs in the application of infection control procedures.
  4. None of the above.


6.Clinical Nurses must have the ability to assess patients' health care status and coordinate an appropriate nursing care plan in a hospital or clinical setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have conducted nursing assessments on newly admitted patients; and/or I have implemented patient care plans for a disease which is resistant or rapidly progressing (e.g. a cancer treatment which is not responding to therapy); and/or I have administered/prescribed oral medications, (e.g. hypodermic injections and intravenous feedings).
  2. I have assessed and coordinated clinical care such as performing patient vital signs, medical histories, and height and weight checks; and/or I have monitored skin integrity of bed-ridden patients; and/or I have assessed nutritional needs of patients.
  3. I have met the needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions, requiring specific medical care and/or treatment; and/or I have monitored post-dialysis needs of patients; and/or I have monitored blood glucose levels of unstable diabetic patients; and/or I have provided intervention during a hypertensive crisis.
  4. None of the above.


7.Clinical Nurses must be able to communicate orally, conducting meetings, training sessions, for the purpose of informing others of patient care. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have informed the charge nurses, other nursing staff, or doctors about the progress or condition of the patient and courses of treatment to improve the condition; and/or I have exchanged patient information with other medical professionals while working as a nursing assistant or nursing student.
  2. I have conducted unit meetings or training sessions; and/or as a charge nurse or team leader, I have facilitated instructions and adjusted patient care; and/or I have provided information in an emergency or crisis situation; and/or I have provided information to staff on immediate patient concerns and changes in treatment.
  3. I have provided a patient update at the shift report to nurses or doctors for the continued and appropriate care of the patient; and/or I have provided information to other health care providers at multi-disciplinary treatment or staff meetings.
  4. None of the above.


8.Clinical Nurses must possess the ability to document patient assessments and apply nursing interventions. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have documented patient assessments, nursing interventions and condition in a narrative Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) or Subjective Objective Assessment Plan Invention Evaluation (SOAPIE) format; and/or I have documented the administration of a variety of medications and the patient's response to the medication; and/or I have prepared a nursing care plan for a patient.
  2. I have initiated and updated care plans; and/or I have documented patient education; and/or I have provided written reports to committees regarding infectious disease, safety, or quality management; and/or I have developed nursing unit guidelines; and/or I have written articles for hospital newsletter; and/or I have developed written materials for staff education.
  3. I have documented patient care and condition in the medical record; and/or I have completed the required forms of the health care information system accurately; and/or I have accurately recorded medication administration, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived test results and vital signs.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: 09
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet ALL of these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 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.


  2. AND

  3. 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.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit college transcipts and registration documentation for verification at the time you apply.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and registration requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-07 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded.

* 3.This vacancy announcement is for a position that requires proof of license and educational transcript requirements. The educational transcript and license will be utilized in the agency credential requirements process. Applicants must upload this information to be included with this vacancy in order to meet the minimum qualifications.

Based on the above statement, have you uploaded the required documentation as listed in the vacancy announcement under the Required Documentation section?
  1. Yes - I have uploaded the required documentation.
  2. No - I have not uploaded the required documentation AND I understand this will result in my application not receiving full consideration unless the required documentation is provided.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

4.Clinical Nurses must have a knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures, and must be able to apply the knowledge to daily patient care and procedures. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have provided appropriate PICC line (intravenous Catheter) or central line care; and/or I have administered and monitored IV fluids, oxygen, blood transfusions; and/or I have provided and updated immunizations, or allergy treatments; and/or I have performed complex dressing changes, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived tests; and/or I have inserted Foley catheters; and/or I have provided wound care.
  2. I have administered infrequently used or special medications such as chemotherapy medications, continuous IV medication infusions; and/or I have set up and operated equipment such as cardiac monitors, arterial lines respirators, defibrillators, and endotracheal suction equipment.
  3. I have provided minor yet comprehensive treatment to less serious illnesses or injuries; and/or I have managed nasal-pharyngeal and gastric suction as well as a variety of other drainage tubes; and/or I have assisted nurses in executing doctors' orders; and/or I oversaw the work of assistants, LPN's and student nurses.
  4. I have observed post-operative and seriously ill patients for adverse conditions and reactions; and/or I have provided emergency treatment to accident victims; and/or I have provided resuscitative measures in the case of a cardiac or respiratory arrest.
  5. I have provided holistic approach to patient care; and/or I have evaluated patient response to nursing care and intervention; and/or I have conducted patient education in regards to acute or chronic illness, and preventive health measures.
  6. None of the above.


5.Clinical Nurses must have knowledge of general safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment, understanding isolation procedures, and universal precautions. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have practiced Universal Precautions; and/or I have provided treatment in a hospital setting to patients with blood borne or airborne diseases requiring extensive personal protective equipment; and/or I have overseen nursing assistants or LPNs in the application of infection control procedures.
  2. I have identified a potential TB patient or isolation case and alerted staff and ensured that appropriate precautions for treatment were implemented; and/or I have worked with Hepatitis patients and adhered to established safety procedures; and/or I have worked with HIV patients on a limited basis and closely adhering to established safety procedures.
  3. I have completed dressing changes on HIV or immune-compromised patients; and/or I have administered intravenous medication to a patient with blood borne pathogens; and/or I have trained nursing assistants, LPNs and RNs on the protocol for blood spills, the dangers, and the proper procedures utilized for cleanup; and/or I have worked with HIV patients on an extensive basis; and/or I have recommended adopted safety practices on prevention of needle sticks and contamination.
  4. None of the above.


6.Clinical Nurses must have the ability to assess patients needs and coordinate an appropriate nursing care plan in a hospital or clinical setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have developed, and implemented nursing care plans in a hospital specialty unit with acute and subacute beds for patients with multi-system organ failures such as end stage liver disease, respiratory failure, congestive heart disease, and metastatic cancer with treatment failure; and/or I have developed and implemented nursing care plans for end of life and terminally ill patients requiring intense pain management.
  2. I have met the needs of patients with chronic conditions requiring specific medical care and/or treatment; and/or I have observed patient's conditions; and/or I have provided required nursing care.
  3. I have conducted nursing assessments on newly admitted patients; and/or I have planned and implemented patient care plans for a disease which is resistant or rapidly progressing (e.g.a cancer treatment which is not responding to therapy); and/or I have administered prescribed oral medications, hypodermic injections and intravenous feedings.
  4. None of the above.


7.Clinical Nurses must be able to communicate orally. They conduct meetings and training sessions and inform others of patient care. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have conveyed information at conferences with health care officials, at public health forums, or with officials in private organizations; and/or I have given presentations at nursing conferences; and/or I have taught college courses to nursing students; and/or I have taught Basic Life Support in the community; and/or I have served as a facilitator at a public meeting.
  2. I have provided a patient update on the shift report to nurses or doctors for the continued and appropriate care of the patient; and/or I have communicated with pharmacist, dietitians, physical therapists and other health care providers at multi-disciplinary treatment meetings or staff meetings; and/or I have provided instructions to the family of a patient on proper care.
  3. I have conducted unit meetings or training sessions; and/or I have facilitated instructions and adjusted patient care as a charge nurse; and/or I have, as team leader, provided information in an emergency or crisis situation; and/or I have provided information to staff on immediate patient concerns and changes in treatment.
  4. None of the above.


8.Clinical Nurses must have knowledge of rehabilitative nursing pre and post operative care. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have assisted a variety of rehabilitative patients with activities of daily living; and/or I have worked with patients requiring rehabilitation due to stroke or trauma; and/or I have prepared patients for surgical and/or diagnostic procedures; and/or I have provided care to patients who have suffered strokes, trauma, neurological and other conditions that caused decreased mobility.
  2. I have implemented the plan of care; and/or I have made patient referrals to physical therapy and/or observed the patient for progress or lack of progress in therapy; and/or I have recognized adverse reaction to surgery or complications from existing medical conditions.
  3. I have completed a nursing rotation as a student nurse on a rehabilitative or pre or post-operative floor; and/or I have worked with rehabilitative patients as a float nurse to a rehabilitative or pre or postoperative unit or as a nursing assistant; and/or I have prepared patients for tests, examinations and treatment.
  4. I have made recommendations for changes and improvements to enhance the care of rehabilitative and surgical patients, (i.e. referrals to other disciplines such as dietetics, respiratory therapy, social work, and chaplaincy); and/or I have provided recommendations for continued care upon discharge.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 10
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet ALL of these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 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.


  2. AND

  3. 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.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit college transcipts and registration documentation for verification at the time you apply.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and registration requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-09 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded.

* 3.This vacancy announcement is for a position that requires proof of license and educational transcript requirements. The educational transcript and license will be utilized in the agency credential requirements process. Applicants must upload this information to be included with this vacancy in order to meet the minimum qualifications.

Based on the above statement, have you uploaded the required documentation as listed in the vacancy announcement under the Required Documentation section?
  1. Yes - I have uploaded the required documentation.
  2. No - I have not uploaded the required documentation AND I understand this will result in my application not receiving full consideration unless the required documentation is provided.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

4.Clinical Nurses must have an extensive knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures and be able to apply it therapeutically to meet patient needs. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have observed and assessed the patient conditions and determined the proper course of action; and/or I have administered infrequently used or special medications (e.g. chemotherapy medications, continuous IV medication infusions); and/or I have initiated an emergency response and operated special equipment.
  2. I have provided minor yet comprehensive treatment to less serious illnesses or injuries; and/or I have managed nasal-pharyngeal and gastric suction as well as a variety of other drainage tubes; and/or I have assisted nurses in executing doctors' orders and oversaw the work of assistants, LPN's and student nurses.
  3. I have set up and operated equipment (e.g. cardiac monitors, arterial lines respirators, defibrillators, endotracheal suction equipment); and/or I have closely observed post-operative and seriously ill patients for adverse conditions and reactions; and/or I have provided emergency treatment to accident victims or provided resuscitative measures.
  4. I have planned, implemented and evaluated nursing care; and/or I have analyzed patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of interventions; and/or I have assimilated quality management data into the planning and development of nursing care; and/or I have performed nurse care surveys as prescribed by the JCAHO and initiated corrective actions.
  5. I have implemented holistic patient care procedures as outlined in the patient care plan; and/or I have reported and/or documented patient responses to nursing care; and/or I have initiated and maintained intraveneous therapy.
  6. I have coordinated multi-disciplinary teams to update treatment plans and completed corrective actions; and/or I have participated in multiple emergency and code 45 situations; and/or I have taught nursing care principles, practices and procedures to new nurses.
  7. None of the above.


5.Clinical Nurses must have thorough knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment along with an understanding of infection control procedures and universal precautions. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have completed dressing changes on an HIV or immun-compromised patients; and/or I have administered intravenous medication to a patient with blood borne pathogens; and/or I have trained nursing assistants, LPNs and RNs on the protocol for blood spills, the dangers, and the proper procedures utilized for cleanup; and/or I have worked with HIV patients on an extensive basis.
  2. I have identified a potential TB patient or isolation case, alerted staff and ensured that appropriate precautions for treatment were implemented; and/or I have worked with Hepatitis patients and adhered to established safety procedures and precautions; and/or I have worked with HIV patients on a limited basis and closely adhered to established safety procedures; and/or I have participated in fire and disaster drills in accordance to safety department policy.
  3. I have provided care and/or recommendations while working as an infection control nurse in a hospital, clinic or community based setting or as a member of a committee specializing in infection control and disease prevention issues; and/or I have developed and provided training sessions on nosocomial infections, blood borne or airborne diseases, or provided instruction to patients on managing their infectious or chronic disease.
  4. I have recommended safety practices on prevention of needle sticks and contamination that have been adopted; and/or I have monitored patient outcomes in regards to infectious disease management; and/or I have applied safety principles to patient care environment; and/or I have supervised subordinates on the nursing unit during fire and disaster drills.
  5. I have written procedures on nosocomial infections and disease prevention; and/or I have analyzed responses to fire and disaster drills to determine areas in need of improvement.
  6. None of the above.


6.Clinical Nurses must have the ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate an appropriate nursing care plan. Experience gained must be in a hospital or clinical setting. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have reviewed patient care plans and ensured corrective actions are initiated; and/or I have completed quality review of policies and procedures for care and treatment; and/or I have conveyed treatment team goals to obtain optimal patient compliance.
  2. I have developed, planned, and implemented nursing care plans in a hospital specialty unit with acute and subacute beds for patients with multi-system organ failures such as end stage liver disease, respiratory failure, congestive heart disease, and metastatic cancer with treatment failure.
  3. I have recognized patient deviations from normal and provided appropriate treatment and follow-up; and/or I have incorporated concepts of preventive health into assessment of patient needs and patient education; and/or I have revised plan of care based upon assessment of patient needs.
  4. I have conducted nursing assessments on newly admitted patients; and/or I have planned and implemented patient care plans for a disease which is resistant or rapidly progressing (e.g., a cancer treatment which is not responding to therapy); and/or I have reported changes with patient status based upon observations and assessments.
  5. I have developed and implemented nursing care plans for end of life and terminally ill patients requiring intense pain management; and/or I have developed individualized patient care plans based upon assessments, policies, guidelines and standards of practice.
  6. None of the above.


7.Clinical Nurses must have a comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitative nursing, pre- and post-operative care. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have conducted unit meetings or training sessions; and/or as a charge nurse or team leader, I have facilitated instructions and adjusted patient care; and/or I have provided information in an emergency or crisis situation; and/or I have provided information to staff on immediate patient concerns and changes in treatment.
  2. I have conveyed information at conferences with health care officials, at public health forums, or with officials in private organizations; and/or I have given presentations at nursing conferences; and/or I have taught college courses to nursing students; and/or I have taught Basic Life Support in the community; and/or I have served as a facilitator at a public meeting.
  3. I have held the position of Supervisory Clinical Nurse, Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist, Team Leader/Charge Nurse in a nursing unit (i.e. Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) or Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU); and/or I have developed and coordinated care plans for rehabilitative, pre and post-operative patients; and/or I have provided staff and patient education for implementation of care plans.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades


1.How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. Television
  6. Poster/Flyer
  7. Private employment office
  8. State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  9. State or local Job Information Center
  10. BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  11. School or college counselor or other official
  12. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  13. Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  14. Friend or relative working for the BOP
  15. Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  16. Religious organization
  17. USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  18. BOP Website
  19. Internet job site
  20. Contacted the BOP on my own
  21. Military publication
  22. Military Separation Center
  23. Professional Organization
  24. Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  25. Discover Corrections
  26. Washington DC Diversity
  27. Other


Thank you for applying for a position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.