U.S. Army Medical Command Nursing Assistant in Fort Riley, Kansas

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

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: Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH) at Fort Riley is uniquely located in the rolling Flint Hills region of Northeast Kansas. Nestled between Junction City (pop. 25,000) and Manhattan (pop. 57,000). Manhattan has been recognized on the following sites for its quality of life:

#3 on a list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes) Top 10 Places to Retire (Money Magazine) Top 50 College Towns in America (Best College Reviews) Top 10 Best Places to Retire Young (CNN Money) Top 100 Places to Live in America (Livability)

The new $347M IACH opened in October 2016. IACH has grown to a 47-bed facility with 6 OR's and 2 Endoscopy Rooms. Sleep lab services and an in-patient behavioral health unit will be added soon. Our Women's Health is a high-5 with over 900 babies a year.

Join #TeamIACH, your home in the Flint Hills; making Fort Riley the best place in the Army for Soldiers to live, train, deploy from, and come home to.

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Perform a range of diagnostic and treatment procedures for patients in accordance with established standard operating procedures or provider's instructions.
  • Prepare patients and rooms for examinations and diagnostic tests.
  • Perform a range of patient charting.
  • Clarify provider instructions to patients.
  • Assist in the care and management of supplies, equipment, and forms.
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties associated with patient care and treatment.
  • Initiates and performs CPR as necessary.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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. 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.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience providing personal nursing care such as pre-operative and post-operative care; support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment; caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Patient Record Administration Support
  • Patient Safety and Quality Care
  • Safety and Quality Care

Time in Grade Requirement: Generally, candidates meet time in grade for the GS-05 level if he/she has not served in a non-temporary competitive appointment below the GS-03 (two grades below) level within preceding 52 weeks. Non-appropriated fund service, Non-General Schedule service, (e.g., WG) or combinations of certain other creditable service may be used to satisfy time-in-grade requirements when appropriate. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education 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

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, with major study of at least 24 semester hours in subjects related to health care.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages.

Other Requirements: Click herefor 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.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination
  • Drug Testing
  • Pre-employment physical exam
  • Child care background investigation
  • Must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification endorsed or sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) is required. Please provide a copy of it in your application package. Certification is issued upon successful completion of all three parts (online training, classroom/hands on skills training, and exam). Please note that Advanced Cardiac or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (ACLS or PALS) cannot be substituted for BLS.
  • Some positions being filled may require shift work.
Security Clearance


Additional Information

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.


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Other Information
  • 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.
  • 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 Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472264000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $32,844.00 to $42,702.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0621-5/5

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Status Candidates, VEOA, Military Spouses

Control Number: 472264000

Job Announcement Number: SWEM179794159689