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2017-11-282017-12-28

Assitant Chief, Mental Health Care Line (Nurse Practitioner)

Murfreesboro, TN

The Assistant Chief (Nurse Practitioner)- Mental Health Care Line (MHCL)positionwillwork with theACOS forMental Health in decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting the MHCL. He/She collaborates with operations and program/section managers to ensure integrated goals and priorities for the MHCL are established and met. He/She works closely with peers in other service lines, services, and management to meet the needs of the medical center's recognized customer groups. He/she is responsible to ensure all residency training program mandates are met in coordination with program coordinators, internally and externally. He/She will serve as Acting Chief of Mental Health Care Line in the absence of the Chief, Mental Health Care Line (MHCL). The incumbent is ultimately responsible for the successful performance of the MH programs assigned. This responsibility includes the overall effective operations; including, inpatient and outpatient care, mental health services in the community-based clinics, psychology services, patient/customer satisfaction, quality of service provided, efficiency of service delivery and effective resources management. The incumbent is responsible for discipline, hiring, performance appraisals and supervision of MH staff as assigned. The incumbent is responsible for providing guidance and coordination to MH programs as assigned.


Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the coordination and administration of mental health service delivery systems
  • Leadership skills to inspire confidence and to motivate, mentor and guide staff.

Functional Statement Title/#:Assistant Chief,MENTALHEALTH CARE LINE (Nurse Practitioner)/#00000

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm








graph of estimated pay ranges
$90,134

$119,878





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/22/2017



Application Close Date

11/29/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Only Open to Permanent Federal Employees of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

      BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

          • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
        • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. o The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

      • Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C.402(d) and 7407(d).
      • Licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. (Certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected - Psychiatry.)

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:

      • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs(e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp .





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax (instructions are below).

      The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

      To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Forms and documents can be saved in your account. See this guide (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the forms in your applications. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

      NOTE: To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

      To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

      If you cannot apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

      2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .

      3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

      4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

      1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfusing the following Vacancy ID: 2024893. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

      2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. Wednesday, November 29, 2017





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: JK-17-BPD-2024893




      The Assistant Chief (Nurse Practitioner)- Mental Health Care Line (MHCL)positionwillwork with theACOS forMental Health in decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting the MHCL. He/She collaborates with operations and program/section managers to ensure integrated goals and priorities for the MHCL are established and met. He/She works closely with peers in other service lines, services, and management to meet the needs of the medical center's recognized customer groups. He/she is responsible to ensure all residency training program mandates are met in coordination with program coordinators, internally and externally. He/She will serve as Acting Chief of Mental Health Care Line in the absence of the Chief, Mental Health Care Line (MHCL). The incumbent is ultimately responsible for the successful performance of the MH programs assigned. This responsibility includes the overall effective operations; including, inpatient and outpatient care, mental health services in the community-based clinics, psychology services, patient/customer satisfaction, quality of service provided, efficiency of service delivery and effective resources management. The incumbent is responsible for discipline, hiring, performance appraisals and supervision of MH staff as assigned. The incumbent is responsible for providing guidance and coordination to MH programs as assigned.


      Preferred Experience

      • Experience in the coordination and administration of mental health service delivery systems
      • Leadership skills to inspire confidence and to motivate, mentor and guide staff.

      Functional Statement Title/#:Assistant Chief,MENTALHEALTH CARE LINE (Nurse Practitioner)/#00000

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm







Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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