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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
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  • A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state. In practice, a diplomatic mission usually denotes the resident mission, namely the office of a country's diplomatic re...
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    Registered Nurse - All Interested Candidates

    Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-113
    Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
    Series/Grade: LE - 0510 9
    Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week
    Promotion Potential: LE-9

    Overview

    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
      • For USEFM - FP is 5/1.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
      • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
    • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
    • Appointment Type: Permanent
    • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

    Summary

    • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
    • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances / certifications or their candidacy may end.
    • Supervisory Position: No
    • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
    • Travel Required: Not Required.

    Duties

    • The incumbent serves as the post’s nurse with responsibilities that include the medical care of Mission employees and eligible family members under MED approved clinical guidelines, as well as maintenance and inventory of all medical equipment and supplies, implementation of a robust vaccination program, administration of group and individual health education programs, and medical emergency contingency planning for the Mission.
    • The incumbent will work in the Medical Unit under the direct supervision of the Medical Provider (MP). 

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements
    Experience:  

    • Minimum of two (2) years of post-qualification work as a professional nurse is required.

    Job Knowledge:  

    • The incumbent possesses critical-thinking skills and comprehends MED’s policies and procedures regarding medical evacuations, hospitalizations, and insurance reimbursement methodology.
    • Must maintain current knowledge of local and regional medical services that can provide care for all acuity levels, including vetted specialists and hospitals.
    • Is a resource for arranging the best method to transport critically ill patients and maintains a working relationship with transport facilities.

    Education Requirements:

    • Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma / Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing.  Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.

    Evaluations:

    • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.

    Language:  

    • Good working knowledge in English Language is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition capable of dealing with a complexity interactive challenges in difficult and emotional situations.
    • Must have a solid working knowledge of MED’s RN Clinical Practice Guidelines and be familiar with American Nursing Standards of Care.
    • Must be able to perform basic word processing on computer.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):  

    • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

    Qualifications:

    • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits
    Agency Benefits:

    • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
    • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
    • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

    Other Information:

    • Hiring Preference Selection Process:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

    Hiring Preference Order:

    • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    • AEFM / USEFM
    • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

    * Important

    • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
    • ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
    • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

    Marketing Statement:

    Salary
    NGN10,790,540 (USD47,148) Annually.

    Method of Application

    Important Information

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
    • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

    Required Documents

    • In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
      • Residency and/or Work Permit
      • Degree (not transcript)
      • Certificate or License

    For EFMs, in addition to the above:

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)

    Next Steps:

    • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
    • For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
    • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.
    • For More Info: HR Section -  09-461-4000,  [email protected]
    Interested and qualified? Go to US Embassy on erajobs.state.gov to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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