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Registered Nurse - Mental Health

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dayton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThis is an open and continuous announcement which will be used to fill Registered Nurse positions In Mental Health at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The presence of a location on this announcement does not necessarily indicate a current vacancy. Applications will be reviewed and referred upon request from the service as vacancies arise.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates03/24/2022 to 09/25/2022Salary$56,525 - $120,849 per yearEducation and length of practice will be considered by the Nursing Professional Standards Board in determining salary (grade and step).Pay scale & gradeVN 00 - 2HelpLocationMany vacancies in the following location:Dayton, OHTelework eligibleNoTravel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceExceptedPromotion potential3Job family (Series)0610 NurseSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialingSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberCBSR-11438155-22-SAControl number644968400HelpThis job is open toFederal employees - Excepted serviceCurrent excepted service federal employees.Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyThis vacancy announcement is open to the public as well as current, permanent employees already working within the federal government/VA. Current, permanent employees already working within the federal government/VA are given preferred consideration.VideosHelpDutiesThe RN will practice on a secured, acute inpatient psychiatric unit or in the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP). The RN is aware veterans with a dual diagnosis will include mental health diagnosis, co-existing with a substance abuse diagnosis, as well as a possible co-morbid medical condition. The RN delivers theoretically and scientifically based nursing care to an assigned group of veterans. They are constantly building upon current clinical competencies. Serves as an advocate for the veteran and is obligated to demonstrate nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory attitudes and behaviors that are sensitive to veteran diversity. The RN is accountable to function as an effective team member, team leader, preceptor and/or charge nurse. The Inpatient Mental Health Nurse demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Duties include but are not limited to: Delivers fundamental nursing care according to the principles of the Veteran Centered Care Model.Consistently models professional conduct in routine and stressful situations.Performs basic, physical, psychological and social assessments. Demonstrates a beginning ability to identify and prioritize care needs.Provides population-based care for young adult through elderly veterans. Assesses population based care requirements.Implements the plan of care, meeting the needs of veterans in a safe, therapeutic manner. Demonstrates accountability for management of Veteran assignment.Recognizes critical veteran care situations and seeks appropriate assistance. Maintains current BLS and initiates and performs when necessary.Demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in area of assignment and, when appropriate, in the following: emergency preparedness plan, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure emergency plan, and utility outage response procedures for their area.Systematically documents/reports veteran care using nursing process, according to policies and procedures. Work Schedule: Work Schedule: Day Shift (7:30am-4:00pm), Afternoon Shift (3:30pm-12:00am) or Night Shift (11:30pm-8:00am) including weekends and holidays. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Virtual: Not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredHelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.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.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.Must be proficient in written and spoken English.You may be required to serve a probationary period.Subject to background/security investigation.Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.Must pass pre-employment physical examinationParticipation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. QualificationsBasic Requirements:Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)English Language Proficiency: RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).Graduation from School of Nursing:Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. -The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 or call (800) 669-1656 extension 153. The NLNAC accredits all levels of nursing programs. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC web site; or -The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits Bachelors and Masters degree programs, and is located at One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or call (202) 463-6930. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE web site.Registration: Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (such as Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the U.S. and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines). The RN must maintain a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.Physical Demands: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. The Dayton VA Medical center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continues walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The employee may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The employee may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The employee must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.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. -Nurse I Level II - An Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing, AND approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing, AND a bachelor degree in a related field, with NO additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), with NO additional nursing practice/experience. -Nurse I Level III - An Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing, AND approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing, AND a bachelor degree in a related field, AND approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, AND approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master of Science in Nursing or related field, AND a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or bachelor degree in a related field, with NO additional nursing practice/experience. (If MSN was obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is necessary.) -Nurse II - A Bachelor of Science in Nursing, AND approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing, AND a bachelor degree in a related field, AND approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master of Science in Nursing or related field, AND a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or bachelor degree in a related field, AND approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a doctoral degree in nursing, and NO additional nursing practice/experience; OR doctoral degree in related field, and NO additional nursing practice/experience. (If MSN was obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is necessary.) -Nurse III - A master's degree in nursing or related field, AND bachelor degree in a related field, 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. (If MSN was obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN is necessary.) Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3 These references can be found in the local Human Resources Office.EducationIMPORTANT INFO REGARDING YOUR EDUCATION:Please be sure to click on the following links to verify that you are a 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:-The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or-The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.If your school was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time of graduation but is no longer listed on the ACEN website or the CCNE website, you must provide documentation of accreditation with your application packet.A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EDUCATION. PLEASE PROVIDE PROOF THAT YOU MEET THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional informationAnnual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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 appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read moreHelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. NOTE: Candidate's education, scope, and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. 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. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.HelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: A detailed Resume/CV - 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information. 2) Education - School, degree, year degree earned. 3) license information - License number, state license in, license received date, expiration date. 4) descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of the employer, job title, detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); beginning and ending date (month and year) of employment. 5) at least 3 references.SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" - Please be sure to upload a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing that you are a permanent employee already working at the Dayton, OH VA Medical Center. The SF-50 should also show your position, title, series, and grade. The non-award SF-50 supplied must be the most current one. Everyone received a new SF-50 dated 01/02/2022. If it is not dated 01/02/2022 or later, it is not your most current SF-50.The 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists - a copy of this form can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850==Search. (MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED ON PAGES 3 and 4). This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration. Additionally, applicants who fail to provide a complete and detailed explanation in response to any question (28-37) in which your answer is "Yes" will also be rated ineligible for consideration. This response should be provided on a separate sheet of paper as instructed on the form. The above documents are required for your application package to be complete.Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application.PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THE FOLLOWING:Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc.Our office cannot be held responsible if you disqualify yourself while answering the assessment questionnaire.Encrypted documents will not be accepted.Resumes emailed or dropped off to the Human Resources Department will not be accepted.Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.We will not make assumptions regarding your qualifications or experience. Your

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