Announcement Number: Kinshasa-2019-055
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kinshasa
Position Title: Nurse Practitioner – Open to : All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period: 09/04/2019 – 09/25/2019Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE – 0510 10
Salary: Not Specified
Work Schedule: Full-time –
Promotion Potential: LE-9
Duty Location(s): 1 in Kinshasa, CG
Telework Eligible: No
For More Info: HR Section
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Kinshasa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Nurse Practitioner in the MED Unit Section.
The work schedule for this position is:
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (04 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
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The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (NP/PA) in this position is responsible for providing a full range of primary care, preventative, occupational health and emergency medical services for the U.S. Embassy’s official community. Services will be provided through direct patient evaluation, examination and treatment. The NP/PA is responsible for determining when hospitalization/medical evacuation is required and arranging all appropriate aspects of patient care. They are expected to participate in the regular call schedule as well as provide after-hours medical consultations, referrals, and provide medical supervision of the Medical Unit staff in the absence of the MP/RMO
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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a primary or urgent care setting with at least 50% of their time spent in clinical care situations is required.
Incumbent must be a skilled and experienced clinician with excellent working knowledge of all aspects of clinical medicine. Must recognize and understand the challenges of delivery health care to a large and diverse population including family members. Incumbent must quickly gain on-the-job knowledge of the local health care system and mechanisms of successful interactions with the system. Experience with U.S. Government helpful.
Must have completed a recognized and accredited Master’s level Nurse Practitioner program and must hold and maintain a valid license and current certification(s) in the respective curriculum within the host country, country of citizenship, or the U.S.
LANGUAGE: English level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. French level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must possess the ability to objectively analyze patient problems, utilize competent decision-making skills, and apply sound judgment in assessing possible solutions. Must possess a high degree of integrity, decisiveness and fairness in order to equitably apply regulations and policies of the medical program. Must be sensitive to the needs and perspective of others and be approachable. Maturity, stability, objectivity, resourcefulness, adaptability and sound professional judgment are essential. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kinshasa 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.
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security and medical clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Degree (not transcript)
Work permit (If applicable)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
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 Kinshasa.