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2017-12-022018-01-12

Registered Nurse - Mental Health Clinic

Topeka, KS

The RN is a registered professional nurse, qualified by education and experience to provide direct staff support to Mental Health/Primary Care as it relates to planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of program components and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and the appropriateness and timeliness of services provided. The RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate as members of the treatment team to ensure quality patient centered care is being delivered. The RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs.Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge in assessing planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating care for a designated group of patients across the continuum of care: Recognizing the age related cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and geriatric patient.Triages and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems.Collaborates with patients to assess and identify needs, issues, care goals, and resources in critical factors for achieving desired outcomes for discharge from either Mental Health (MH) or Primary Care (PC) setting, post hospital recovery and health maintenance/wellness.Utilizes policy orders appropriately.Maintains current knowledge of multidisciplinary resources, programs and services, referring patients for community resources as appropriate.Demonstrates ability to collaborate with all levels of services and disciplines.Collaborates with patient, family and care providers in any and all settings where care is being provided to evaluate and update changes in the patient-driven life plan and patient management.Reviews options with patients and families, including costs, alternatives, risks/benefits and services. Assists with the navigation of health care systems and intervenes or refers as needed to facilitate the achievement of patient outcomes.Enhances patient self management by providing information regarding all options, choices, and resources.Provides care, respecting patient's personal values, cultural, and belief system.Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, including electronic, print, and conversations.Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.Promotes cost effective use of resources.Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.Applies skills, such as motivational interviewing to promote patient self-management toward patient-driven holistic care plan for life.Supports the facility's EEO/affirmative action programs by executing assigned duties and responsibilities in a professional manner.Provides age and population specific care and education.Promotes health promotion and risk reduction strategies.Guides others in the recognition of and participates in the resolution of ethical issues.Provides for safety of at-risk patients awaiting evaluation or admission to acute psychiatry, by ensuring 1:1 observation is maintained at all times. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills.

Work Schedule: Full-time Days, Monday-Friday

Functional Statement Title: Staff Nurse








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$48,681

$76,397





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/2/2017



Application Close Date

12/18/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



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.

      Travel and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.





  • 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.
      • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
      • 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, 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's 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 is 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 the View 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) on Monday, December 18, 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: YN-EA-17-KD-2025962-BU




      The RN is a registered professional nurse, qualified by education and experience to provide direct staff support to Mental Health/Primary Care as it relates to planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of program components and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and the appropriateness and timeliness of services provided. The RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate as members of the treatment team to ensure quality patient centered care is being delivered. The RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs.Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge in assessing planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating care for a designated group of patients across the continuum of care: Recognizing the age related cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and geriatric patient.Triages and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems.Collaborates with patients to assess and identify needs, issues, care goals, and resources in critical factors for achieving desired outcomes for discharge from either Mental Health (MH) or Primary Care (PC) setting, post hospital recovery and health maintenance/wellness.Utilizes policy orders appropriately.Maintains current knowledge of multidisciplinary resources, programs and services, referring patients for community resources as appropriate.Demonstrates ability to collaborate with all levels of services and disciplines.Collaborates with patient, family and care providers in any and all settings where care is being provided to evaluate and update changes in the patient-driven life plan and patient management.Reviews options with patients and families, including costs, alternatives, risks/benefits and services. Assists with the navigation of health care systems and intervenes or refers as needed to facilitate the achievement of patient outcomes.Enhances patient self management by providing information regarding all options, choices, and resources.Provides care, respecting patient's personal values, cultural, and belief system.Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, including electronic, print, and conversations.Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.Promotes cost effective use of resources.Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.Applies skills, such as motivational interviewing to promote patient self-management toward patient-driven holistic care plan for life.Supports the facility's EEO/affirmative action programs by executing assigned duties and responsibilities in a professional manner.Provides age and population specific care and education.Promotes health promotion and risk reduction strategies.Guides others in the recognition of and participates in the resolution of ethical issues.Provides for safety of at-risk patients awaiting evaluation or admission to acute psychiatry, by ensuring 1:1 observation is maintained at all times. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills.

      Work Schedule: Full-time Days, Monday-Friday

      Functional Statement Title: Staff Nurse







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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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