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Grade: 13

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Carefully read each question before responding. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. When you receive your application confirmation notice, we suggest that you request that a copy of the questions and your responses be sent to you by return email. Then, if you identify any inaccuracies, you may change your responses before the closing date of this announcement. If you are rated ineligible based on your responses to the questions, you will be notified by email shortly after the announcement closes.
Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have a performance appraisal rating on your job performance? If yes, you must submit the performance appraisal per the instructions on how to apply for this position. If no, please explain why. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 If no, please explain why. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Which of the following locations are you willing to accept if you are selected for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Arlington, VA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bay Pines, FL
  • Bedford, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington DC
Specialized experience for the GS-13 is one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes: - Experience providing clinical healthcare services requiring interpretation of various medical regulation and directives; AND - Experience providing, conducting, or implementing healthcare services, reviews, and program evaluations; AND - Performing integrated analysis of data in order to provide recommendations of program process improvement. OR Special Provision for In-service Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included: • Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic Government administrative policies and requirements; • Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply a broad range of quality assurance and health care program inspections and evaluation skills. (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and • Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.
5 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described above.
  • I have successfully completed an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
6 Select all professional degrees and related clinical licenses that you have: (You are highly encouraged to submit a copy of your license(s) when you apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • None of the above
7 Do you have experience performing hands-on clinical work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Please list where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 What is your level of knowledge of the concepts, principles, and techniques of health care program evaluation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in a broad range of health care program inspections evaluations and/or quality improvement programs.
  • I have conducted independent research and analysis of issues and identified potential quality improvement, health care system, and/or operation problems in preparation for project development.
  • I have designed projects to assess health care program issues and evaluated sensitive program issues.
  • I have not had experience in performing this type of work.
10 What is your level of knowledge of the concepts, principles, and techniques of quality improvement and evaluating health care programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in a broad range of quality improvement and health care program inspections and evaluations.
  • I have conducted independent research and analysis of issues and identified potential quality management and health care program problems in preparation for project development.
  • I have designed projects to assess health care program issues and evaluated sensitive quality improvement and health care issues.
  • I have not had experience in performing this type of work.
11 Select the answer that best describes your experience working on team projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had primary responsibility for team projects including team member direction, coordination, monitoring of progress, and report writing.
  • I have participated in team projects where I collected data and evaluated results for assigned review components.
  • I have participated on team projects by carrying out administrative responsibilities.
  • I do not have experience working on team projects.
12 I have experience developing strategies to address health care issues. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
13 Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented; please list the organization(s) where you obtained this experience and the corresponding dates. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 In what kind of clinical setting do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Acute Care (Medical/Surgical)
  • Intensive/Critical Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Dialysis Unit
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Care Clinic (Pain management, OEF/OIF, women’s health, surgery clinics)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers/Operating Rooms
  • Allied Health (OT, PT, RT, dietetics, dental, etc.)
  • Long Term Care Unit / Community Living Center
  • None of the above
15 Have you done Mental Health work on a recurring basis? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Please select all the tasks that you have experience providing direction and coordination throughout a project. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed projects to assess problematic issues and recommended revisions as necessary
  • Conducted independent research and analysis of issues for project development
  • Planned and conducted project briefings
  • Provided written briefing or report to an executive level committee or senior leadership
  • None of the above
17 Please select all the tasks that you have experienced with planning a quality improvement project. Answer to this question is required
  • Used automated information systems to extract information in formats that are useful for site inspection and evaluation.
  • Used information obtained in various discussions and records reviews to identify important problem areas for review.
  • Developed review strategies to evaluate the health care program issues.
  • None of the above.
18 What is your level of experience in planning a review? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in managing the development of quality improvement evaluation project in a health care environment.
  • I have participated in the design of data collection instruments that include electronic health records review guide, tools, and interview questionnaires.
  • I have used automated information systems to extract information in formats that are useful for program review and evaluation.
  • I have used information obtained in various discussions and record reviews to identify important problem areas for review.
  • None of the above
19 Please select all the tasks that you have experienced with planning a review project. Answer to this question is required
  • Used automated information systems to extract information in formats that are useful for program review and evaluation.
  • Used information obtained in various discussions and record reviews to identify important problem areas for review.
  • Developed review strategies to evaluate the health care issues.
  • None of the above.
20 Which of the following describes the work you have performed as a regular part of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Direct, manage, and provide clinical feedback to registered nurses and/or other clinicians
  • Perform and monitor patient responses to clinical interventions
  • None of the above
21 Select the statements that best describe your written communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written and edited research documents for use, and/or approval by, executive-level management.
  • I have written and edited healthcare delivery system - related evaluation, inspection, or quality improvement reports for review and/or approval by executive-level management.
  • None of the above
22 Have you integrated inspection data and information in a clear, well-organized, and concise written report? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Please list the type of reports and/or briefings you have experience in writing: Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional Reports
  • National Review Reports
  • Hotline Reports
  • Hospital or Clinic Inspection Reports
  • Executive Reports
  • White Papers
  • None of the above
24 Select the statements that best describe your oral communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared and presented clear, concise, logical, accurate, and coherent reports and documents to executive-level management.
  • I have communicated project strategies, goals, or priorities in oral presentations to management on a regular basis.
  • I explain and justify decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to executive-level management.
  • I have provided training on health related topics.
  • None of the above