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Registered Nurse Manager- Mental Health Outpatient

VA Medical Center

Durham, NC
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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

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

      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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

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      The Registered Nurse Manager of the Mental Health Clinic is accountable to ensure nursing practice of all staff adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice; demonstrating leadership in improving nursing care; and the administration, management, supervision and evaluation of both nursing care and nursing personnel on designated units, both, inpatient and outpatient areas, as assigned for the Medical Center at all times inclusive of off tours, weekends, and holidays.

      WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    • Basic Qualifications
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
      • 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.
      • Hold a current, unrestricted nursing license to practice in a state or territory of the United States
      • United States Citizen, by birth or naturalization. Documentation required.
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Three years of psychiatric nursing experience as a registered nurse in the specialty area of psychiatry,
      • Two years of supervisory experience.
      • Three years of progressive and successful nursing practice
      • Experience working with geriatric patients.
      • Candidates should possess a thorough knowledge of current behavioral health concepts, principles and methods of treatment and the ability to supervise other nursing staff in a healthcare setting.
      • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills
      • VA experience with Veteran patient population
      Preferred Level of Education:
      BSN with MSN or Master's in a health related field

      Preferred Certification:
      ANCC in Mental Health
      Nursing Admin/Nurse Exec Certification
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  • 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 full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/24/2018 to receive consideration.
      To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      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 USA JOBS account,, 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: CBBN-10321478-18-CS


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