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Nurse V, Mental Health Service Line Director, VN-0610-00

St. Cloud, MN

This is one supervisory position advertised under four different disciplines, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, and Nurse V. One selection will be made from among those eligible and qualified from one of the four different disciplines.

As the Director of Mental Health of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (SCVAHCS), the incumbent has administrative, professional, and technical responsibility for the mental health delivery system within SCVAHCS. The SCVAHCS consists of the main facility located in St. Cloud, Minnesota and outlying CBOCs in Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo, Minnesota.

The Director of Mental Health (MH) has full and final authority with respect to administration of the service line. The Director for MH is responsible for goals, priorities, policies, procedures, clinical programs and resource allocations pertaining to the MHSL. Staff directly assigned to the MHSL are accountable to the Director of MH. All such personnel appointments are subject to the initial and continuing approval authority (within the limits imposed by fiscal realities), for all decision relative to staffing, including individual assignments, team composition (size, and professional mix), performance measures and productivity standards.

The Director for MH is responsible for establishing an organizational structure and an operating system that ensures the efficient and timely accomplishment of MHSL goals and priorities. He/she will ensure that MHSL programs reflect and support the mission and priorities of SCVAHCS. He/she will participate actively in the strategic planning process, in collaboration with other SCVAHCS Clinical Directors, the Associate Director, the Chief of Staff, and the SCVAHCS Director. The MHSL is responsible for representing the MHSL internally and externally, as one of the major service lines within the SCVAHCS. He/she will establish and ensure the integrity and full functionality of communication systems within the MHSL to inform personnel in a timely manner of program developments which affect them. He/she will establish and maintain policies and procedures that contribute effectively to excellence in customer service. He/she will allocate financial, space, equipment and human resources effectively within the MHSL in a manner which demonstrates commitment to quality health care delivery, improved productivity, technological advances and cost effectiveness.

The Director for MH is responsible for ensuring that internal control systems consistent with OMB, GAO, CARF and VA guidelines are in place, and identified problems are corrected in a timely manner. This responsibility includes ensuring that complaints from internal and external customers are received and addressed effectively. The Director will ensure that complaints and problems of a recurring nature are investigated and corrective actions are initiated in a timely manner.

The Director for MH directly supervises and is assisted by the MHSL Administrative Officer, the Chief of Psychology, Nurse Administrator and Chief of the Domiciliary in administration of the MHSL. Through the MHSL leadership team, the Director for MH also supervises the Clinical Managers of the major product lines in Mental Health.

The Director for MH functions as a top management official with SCVAHCS. As such, the incumbent serves as a member of the SCVAHCS Medical Executive Board, as well as appropriate Executive Committees at the VISN level.

The incumbent has professional management and administrative responsibilities that are broad and complex in scope, and constitute a significant part of this VA Health Care System. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgement. He/she has line and staff authority for resource allocations within his/her area of responsibility. He/she ensures the efficient operations of the organizational unity.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Functional Statement Title: Mental Health Service Line Director, Nurse V








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$161,900





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/15/2017



Application Close Date

11/29/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Current St. Cloud VAHCS employees only



Status

Full Time




























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

    • 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.

      This position is located at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System which is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).

      Service Line: Mental Health Service Line Director

      Tour of Duty: Monday Friday 8am-4:30pm

      Typing Position: No

      Promotion Potential: No

      Area of Consideration: Current VAHCS Employees

      Drug Testing Position: Yes - All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

      Supervisory Position: Yes

      Driving Record Check: No

      Driving Physical: No

      Pre-employment Physical: Yes

      English Language Proficiency Requirement: Yes Ability to communicate in spoken and written English with patients and other health care personnel with sufficient fluency to satisfactorily carry out assigned responsibilities.

      Level of Background Check: NACI

      Bargaining Unit Position: No

      POSITION IS REQUIRED TO FILE A FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: Yes

      Position Description:V:\Nursing\RN\RN Functional Statements\MH\Nurse V MH SLD STC (2017).docx





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • 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.
        • 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.

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates:

      • Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelors degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience.

      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.


      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; religions; 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

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.




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

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      To apply for this position,
      you must complete theView Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onWednesday, November 29, 2017 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      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.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: BA-18-GPA-2023975




      This is one supervisory position advertised under four different disciplines, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, and Nurse V. One selection will be made from among those eligible and qualified from one of the four different disciplines.

      As the Director of Mental Health of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (SCVAHCS), the incumbent has administrative, professional, and technical responsibility for the mental health delivery system within SCVAHCS. The SCVAHCS consists of the main facility located in St. Cloud, Minnesota and outlying CBOCs in Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo, Minnesota.

      The Director of Mental Health (MH) has full and final authority with respect to administration of the service line. The Director for MH is responsible for goals, priorities, policies, procedures, clinical programs and resource allocations pertaining to the MHSL. Staff directly assigned to the MHSL are accountable to the Director of MH. All such personnel appointments are subject to the initial and continuing approval authority (within the limits imposed by fiscal realities), for all decision relative to staffing, including individual assignments, team composition (size, and professional mix), performance measures and productivity standards.

      The Director for MH is responsible for establishing an organizational structure and an operating system that ensures the efficient and timely accomplishment of MHSL goals and priorities. He/she will ensure that MHSL programs reflect and support the mission and priorities of SCVAHCS. He/she will participate actively in the strategic planning process, in collaboration with other SCVAHCS Clinical Directors, the Associate Director, the Chief of Staff, and the SCVAHCS Director. The MHSL is responsible for representing the MHSL internally and externally, as one of the major service lines within the SCVAHCS. He/she will establish and ensure the integrity and full functionality of communication systems within the MHSL to inform personnel in a timely manner of program developments which affect them. He/she will establish and maintain policies and procedures that contribute effectively to excellence in customer service. He/she will allocate financial, space, equipment and human resources effectively within the MHSL in a manner which demonstrates commitment to quality health care delivery, improved productivity, technological advances and cost effectiveness.

      The Director for MH is responsible for ensuring that internal control systems consistent with OMB, GAO, CARF and VA guidelines are in place, and identified problems are corrected in a timely manner. This responsibility includes ensuring that complaints from internal and external customers are received and addressed effectively. The Director will ensure that complaints and problems of a recurring nature are investigated and corrective actions are initiated in a timely manner.

      The Director for MH directly supervises and is assisted by the MHSL Administrative Officer, the Chief of Psychology, Nurse Administrator and Chief of the Domiciliary in administration of the MHSL. Through the MHSL leadership team, the Director for MH also supervises the Clinical Managers of the major product lines in Mental Health.

      The Director for MH functions as a top management official with SCVAHCS. As such, the incumbent serves as a member of the SCVAHCS Medical Executive Board, as well as appropriate Executive Committees at the VISN level.

      The incumbent has professional management and administrative responsibilities that are broad and complex in scope, and constitute a significant part of this VA Health Care System. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgement. He/she has line and staff authority for resource allocations within his/her area of responsibility. He/she ensures the efficient operations of the organizational unity.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

      Functional Statement Title: Mental Health Service Line Director, Nurse V







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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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