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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 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
    2.1 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
Specialized experience is one (1) year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: (1) providing leadership and direction to multiple healthcare inspection teams to ensure support for inspections that evaluate quality improvement and patient care issues; AND (2) performing in-depth reviews and evaluations of quality improvement processes and patient care issues in a healthcare environment and in conformance with regulations; AND (3) leading inspections teams, which includes planning and coordinating the review work, performing data validation, and writing and editing draft and final reports while meeting set deadlines.
OR
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 health system administration skills and principles (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.
3 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-14 level because I have one year or more of GS-13 level or equivalent experience as described above which has equipped me with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • Successful completion of an agency sponsored on the job training program as stated above (documentation must be provided at application).
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
4 Please list where this experience can be found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Please indicate any of the following degrees, licenses or certifications that you possess: Answer to this question is required
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
  • None of the above.
6 Please select all that apply in describing your experience performing project management. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted independent research and analysis of issues for an Office of Inspector General (OIG) Comprehensive Healthcare Program (CHIP) review topic or review project such as Hotline (HL), Rapid Response (RR), Community Care (CC), and Mental Health (MH).
  • Designed CHIP review guides or developed work plans for HL, RR, CC, or MH projects.
  • Monitored team activities, provided guidance to team members, and ensured timely completion of assignments.
  • Coordinated timely completion of draft and final reports.
  • Interacted with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) liaisons during the review process.
  • Planned, scheduled, and delivered project briefings to Office of Inspector General (OIG) leaders, VHA, and/or Congressional members.
  • None of the above.
7 What is your level of experience performing project management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in managing the development of review guides for healthcare quality inspections that include writing review guides, developing data collection instruments, drafting responses to frequently asked questions, and writing sample findings and recommendations for others to use.
  • I have led a team of inspectors and have ensured that they are informed and trained to perform the health care inspections reviews.
  • I have worked with team leaders in the planning and testing of review guides.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select the answer that best describes your experience demonstrating leadership in solving problems, resolving operational issues, or bringing about organizational change. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a cross-functional task force or work group charged with developing, recommending, and/or implementing changes to improve organizational or operational efficiency, effectiveness, or work environment.
  • I have participated as a member of a cross-functional task force or work group charged with developing, recommending, and/or implementing changes to improve organizational or operational efficiency, effectiveness, or work environment.
  • I have led efforts to develop and/or implement changes to improve organizational or operational efficiency, effectiveness, or work environment within my work unit.
  • I have participated in efforts to develop and/or implement changes to improve organizational or operational efficiency, effectiveness, or work environment within my work unit.
  • I have not had experience in performing this type of work.
9 Have you had healthcare quality management experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    9.1 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.
  • No
10 Please select all that apply in describing your experience in evaluating and inspecting health care programs and activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Design data collection instruments to be used in obtaining information from respondents or electronic health record reviews.
  • Plan, coordinate and/or conduct pre-inspection research.
  • Develop inspection/evaluation plans that address problems in health care.
  • Ensure reviews, inspections and program evaluations are properly carried out and findings and recommendations are developed into reports.
  • Coordinate review findings to ensure a comprehensive analysis of issues.
  • Evaluate quantitative and qualitative information obtained during inspections to ensure a comprehensive analysis of issues.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statements that best describe your experience in project analysis: Answer to this question is required
  • Independent research
  • Analysis of issues
  • Identifying potential Quality Management (QM)/health care program problem areas
  • Designing new healthcare inspection projects
  • None of the above
12 Select the statements that best describe your written communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for healthcare related reports, in their entirety, for use by, and /or approval of, high-level management.
  • I have written and edited parts of healthcare inspection reports for review and/or approval of high-level management.
  • I have critiqued written documents to ensure the documents are grammatically correct and conclusions and recommendations are fully supported.
  • None of the above.
13 Have you integrated inspection data and information in a clear, well-organized, and concise written report? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    13.1 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.
  • No
14 Select the statements that best describe your oral communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared and presented reports and documents to management.
  • I regularly communicate project strategies, goals, or priorities in written and oral presentations to management.
  • I explain and justify to management decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • None of the above.