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U.S. Marine Corps NURSE NF4 in Marine Corps Air Station - Yuma, Arizona

Summary Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. Responsibilities MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Community Health Nurse is responsible for providing health support services and address special needs issues in all programs, facilities, and activities. Conducts assessments, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the overall health program for children ages infant to 18 years of age including those with special needs. Duties are performed in facilities to include: Child Development Centers (CDC), Family Child Care (FCC) homes, Youth Centers (YC) and School Age Care (SAC) programs. Plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the overall health program. Administers medications and basic care items to participants according to prescribed procedures and CYP medical directives. Observes, identifies, and monitors acute and chronic health problems using interviews, records, and informal assessments. Makes informal referrals to medical staff and/or counsels parents to provide self-help measures as appropriate. Identifies and implements prevention methods to control outbreaks of communicable diseases. Follows established procedures and reporting of communicable diseases. Maintains and analyzes data on instances of illness to determine trends and possible training needs. Notifies parents of outbreak of a communicable disease and provides advice on awareness of signs and symptoms of disease. Using directive health guidelines and established national standards, makes decisions on exclusion and readmission of participants who have or have had communicable illnesses. Attends to the inclusion process and is a member of the Inclusion Action Team (IAT). Serves as primary liaison on health support services between CYP and the installation medical authority, Exceptional Family Member Program, community and environmental health representatives, school representatives, and healthcare providers to clarify roles and responsibilities when coordinating health/special needs support services. Serves as a resource/consultant to the Parent Advisory Board. Communicates essential information with CYP professionals and FCC providers regarding health concerns of participants. Assists dietary staff and FCC providers in coordinating infant feeding plans and special diets for children with special dietary needs. Coordinates, with CYP professionals and FCC providers, the administration of medications and basic care items, to participants, according to prescribed procedures and CYP medical directives. Observes and educates others to observe possible effects and side-effects. Liaisons with medical authorities on medications and administration for CYP. Coordinates the administration of first aid for minor injuries. Administers, along with other trained staff and providers, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of an emergency and directs other staff/providers in assistance. Oversees proper organization, maintenance, and sanitation of health and first aid supplies and equipment. TRAINING: Trains professionals and FCC providers on health care duties to include administration of medication to participants. Monitors the performance of staff/providers pertaining to health and well-being of children and youth in accordance with (IAW) Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DON), United States Marine Corps (USMC), and local policies and standards as they relate to assigned functions. Conducts individual and group conferences, classes, and demonstrations on application of proper health practices, proper care of children, and maintenance of a healthy environment. Provides parental support services, educational classes, and demonstrations on topics such as immunizations, communicable diseases, allergies, etc. Provides and/or arranges for appropriate training and retraining in health related topics to include: American Red Cross CPR with emphasis on children and infants; American Red Cross first aid program; child abuse and neglect awareness; concepts and guidelines of CYP health programs. For the full Position Description please visit MCCS Careers website Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Maintains an active license as a professional nurse in a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; AND, an undergraduate nursing degree (Associate or Bachelor) or diploma from a professional nursing program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), at the time the program was completed; and at least two years of nursing experience (pediatric or public health preferred). Must be able to obtain and maintain TIER-1 Child Care (CNACI) background checks which are required for positions that involve working with children under 18 years of age. OR Graduate degree pertaining to nursing and one year of nursing experience (pediatric or public health preferred). Must remain in good health and free from communicable disease as determined and notated, at employment in-processing and annually, by the installation medical authority. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Professional skill and knowledge of health care management, program development, and established concepts, principles and practices to perform professional nursing assessments in a child development setting; develop educational activities that promote better health practices and evaluate conditions requiring medical. Experience in assessing the conditions and needs of participants, in providing nursing care, and in advising on health care needs with full consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social, and physical factors. Knowledge of acute and chronic pediatric illnesses, handicapping conditions, and current trends in their treatment. Certification, knowledge, and skill to use and teach Basic Life Support (CPR) techniques. Skill to assess and treat minor illnesses such as colds, cuts, contusions, and childhood diseases, etc. Skill to take and record medical histories, conduct physical assessments, communicate findings, and follow-up on care provided. Ability to counsel and teach individuals, families, and groups. Familiarity with DoD, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and other federal and state regulations related to CYP. Ability to complete required forms and report on variances IAW these regulations. Knowledge of the military organizational mission and lifestyle that contribute to family stress, unique problem, and crisis situations. Familiarity with and skill to follow DoD Instructions, Secretary of the Navy Instructions, Marine Corps Orders, federal and state human services laws and procedures, etc. Skill to develop and maintain contacts to establish effective relationships with military leaders, civilian employees, and managers, and professional points of contact in the related field to exchange information, coordinate services, discuss program concerns, develop solutions, and resolve client problems. Assignments often require local travel. A current drivers' license is required and the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Note: This position is identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random drug testing because duties must be performed with a high level of productivity, reliability and judgment to prevent adversely affecting personnel safety, and causing risk/damage to government property, and/or significant adverse impact to day-to-day operations. Education Additional Information GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made. Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS. Required Documents: *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable. *If prior military, DD214 Member Copy This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card. INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION. ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN TIME (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.