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U.S. Consulate General, Lagos Recruitment for Health Unit Registered Nurse


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The U.S. Consulate General, Lagos is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Health Unit Registered Nurse in the Medical Unit Office.

FSN-09 (ERR*)/FP-05

Basic function of the position:
The incumbent provides the range of registered nursing health care services, including the rendering of first-aid, immunizations, as well as evaluating and assessing a variety of medical conditions through physical examination, and selecting the appropriate treatment under signed written nursing protocols or referral to the RMO, FSHP or LE Staff medical provider. S/he maintains liaison with local health care providers; conducts health orientations for new arrivals and performs various other medical administrative functions.

Position Requirements:
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.
  • Must be a graduate of a professional nursing school or college that has the equivalent of RN training in the U.S. (to be confirmed by the Regional Medical Officer and M/MED) and be fully credentialed/licensed in Nigeria.
  • At least two (2) years of hospital or outpatient nursing is required.
  • Level IV English language ability (Fluent) Speaking/Reading is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, client-oriented disposition and familiarity with the American Nursing standards of care is required.
  • Basic nursing skills such as vital sign measurement, injection administration, and bedside nursing care is required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel applications.
Selection Process:
When equally qualified, Eligible Family Members and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of the employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personnel Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Current employees who are qualified will be given preference.
  • Only successful applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified.
Remuneration
Salary: OR – Ordinarily Resident – $38,278 Position Grade: FSN - 09, ERR* NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM - US$50,043 Position Grade: FP-05

The application will close n 9th October, 2013.

Method of application:
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
  1. Application for US Federal Employment Form (DS-174) or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus
  2. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  4. A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.
Submit Application To:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Abuja.

Or submit to:
HRNigeria@state.gov

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