U.S. Army Medical Command Nurse (Administrative/Critical Care) in Fort Sam Houston, Texas

U.S. Army Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 4 YEARS

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (3 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is located at the United States Army Medical Department Center & School, Academy of Health Sciences, Office of the Dean, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. As a Nurse(Administrative/Critical Care) you will serves as an educational consultant for the Center of Pre-Hospital Medicine (CPHM), US Army Medical Department Center & School) AMEDDC&S; in support of an expeditionary surgical team.

Certification as an Instructor or course coordinator in Advanced Trauma Course for Nurses, Basic Life Support, Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Burn Life Support are desired.

This position is a TERM position. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of four years.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


As a Nurse (Administrative/Critical Care), you will perform the following duties:

  • Advise staff on policies and procedures that pertain to the care of patients with traumatic injuries or critically ill patients.
  • Provide education on traumatic injuries by planning, coordinating, and evaluating trauma/critical care services.
  • Initiate and conduct research to enhance quality of care and track clinical outcomes.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs related to trauma care.
  • Provide consultative assistance to staff on issues relating to trauma care.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Education: 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.

Registration: 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.

Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: providing complex nursing care to trauma and/or critically ill patients, participating in the development, evaluation and/or delivery of educational programs on traumatic injury, and performing research and/or data analysis. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

• Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel Security Investigation required.
  • This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
  • A pre-placement physical examination is required.
  • Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
  • All Health Care Providers must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
  • If required, applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position.

Salary Range: $79,114.00 to $99,258.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453478700

Job Announcement Number: NCMD165046731826083HM