26 days old
2018-01-252018-03-04

Summary

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

RN-Mental Health (Inpatient)

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to service those who served our country. Whatever the job title, every position in the VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people--our veterans. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. The VA has adopted core values and characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are", our culture, and how we care for our Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I Care"). Patient-centered care is our approach to delivering healthcare to our Veterans. This philosophy gives parents and their families the chance to work closely with their healthcare providers to create more personalized care plans. Patient-centered care also considers the Veterans' personal preference and values, family situations, cultural traditions, and lifestyles; it keeps them informed and engaged throughout their treatment. The Veteran and family members become key members of the health care team and are active participants in making health care decisions.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted




Duties

1. Demonstrates integration of bio-psychological concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent practice in providing care to patients with basic or complex needs.
2. Directly responsible to designated manager in the assigned area.
3. Responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran patient population.
4. Possesses knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting.
5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to age related needs of patients served in the assigned area of practice. The knowledge includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.
6. Possess the ability to communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal and external customers.
7. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information.
8. Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to infection control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment.
9. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components.
10. Provides care in a safe and cost effective manner.
11. Possess knowledge and ability to safely and effectively manage patients with mental health issues on inpatient mental health unit.

Applicant must be available to share weekend and holiday rotations on a unit that operates 24 hours per and 7 days per week.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$61,687

$102,832





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/23/2018



Application Close Date

2/5/2018




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

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





  • 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, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or 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 ) 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; 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.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005 reference and appropriate VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • 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 TAG:Link to Full 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 TAG:Closing Date to received 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: VHA-565-18-TH-10120849-BU




      1. Demonstrates integration of bio-psychological concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent practice in providing care to patients with basic or complex needs.
      2. Directly responsible to designated manager in the assigned area.
      3. Responsible and accountable for the provision of direct patient care and for the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran patient population.
      4. Possesses knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting.
      5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to age related needs of patients served in the assigned area of practice. The knowledge includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.
      6. Possess the ability to communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal and external customers.
      7. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information.
      8. Demonstrate working practices that include adherence to infection control standards and the safe use and operation of equipment.
      9. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components.
      10. Provides care in a safe and cost effective manner.
      11. Possess knowledge and ability to safely and effectively manage patients with mental health issues on inpatient mental health unit.

      Applicant must be available to share weekend and holiday rotations on a unit that operates 24 hours per and 7 days per week.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Infectious Disease
  • Managed Care
  • Therapy - Others

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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