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Registered Nurse (MHICM/PRRC)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Kansas City, MO
Date:
05/03/2018
2018-05-032018-06-10
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Case Manager
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • Director of Nursing
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Job Details


Summary

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians - to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

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. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. 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 Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!


Duties

The incumbent serves as a full-time registered nurse assigned to the Mental Health Intensive Case Management program/Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (MHICM/PRRC) located within Mental Health at Kansas City VA Medical Center/Honor Annex. The MHICM/PRRC programs provide specialized outpatient treatment for veteran diagnosed with serious mental illness who experience significant psychosocial difficulties. The incumbent works within the MHICM/PRRC multidisciplinary teams.

Assignment will be .25 PRRC and .75 MHICM; PRRC includes serving as recovery coordinator for a proportional panel of Veterans; MHICM provides intensive community based mental health case management services to a proportional panel of Veterans. Across both programs, duties include but are not limited to: nursing care including administration of injections and supervision of veterans filling their med boxes, providing psychoeducational groups, individual recovery coaching, nursing assessments, individualized treatment planning, active community based provision of services including home and community visits with veterans and transportation of veterans, crisis intervention, and coordination of services across other health disciplines at the KCVA medical center. The incumbent is involved in all operations of the MHICM/PRRC programs and possesses thorough knowledge of and ability to effectively use the skills of nursing, case management, group work/psychoeducation, individual recovery coaching and support, and community based provision of care. The MHICM/PRRC nurse will work closely with veterans in the MHICM/PRRC programs to assess, coordinate, and provide direct care in collaboration with providers and team members resulting in more efficient and effective care management. Incumbent will serve as program liaison and will maintain working familiarity and ongoing contact with community resources including residential care settings in which some veterans reside.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with evenings, weekends, and/or adjusted tours as needed to ensure quality care to Veterans.
Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse - Mental Health Intensive Case Management / Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center / 000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$49,194

$95,110





Job Details



Application Open Date

5/2/2018



Application Close Date

5/14/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

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

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

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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.

      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.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Education: 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.
      • License: 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.
      Preferred Additional Certification:
      • Case Management RN-BC
      • Case Management CCM
      • Community Health RN-BC
      • Addictions (Substance Abuse) Nursing CARN
      • Psychiatric & Mental Health RN-BC
      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.
      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.

      Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent 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 incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements to include a driver's assessment and must pass VA driver's physical. Incumbent must be able to transport Veterans in the community to/from the Medical Center and surrounding areas to support treatment. A valid Driver's License is required.

      Other Factors
      • Lifting 50 pounds
      • Repetitive motions, i.e. typing
      • Perform CPR
      • Ability to read; reading 70% of the time on computers




  • 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 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 05/14/2018 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS 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 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.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings:


      Job Position: CBDA-18-MJE-10195426-MH-BU




      The incumbent serves as a full-time registered nurse assigned to the Mental Health Intensive Case Management program/Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (MHICM/PRRC) located within Mental Health at Kansas City VA Medical Center/Honor Annex. The MHICM/PRRC programs provide specialized outpatient treatment for veteran diagnosed with serious mental illness who experience significant psychosocial difficulties. The incumbent works within the MHICM/PRRC multidisciplinary teams.

      Assignment will be .25 PRRC and .75 MHICM; PRRC includes serving as recovery coordinator for a proportional panel of Veterans; MHICM provides intensive community based mental health case management services to a proportional panel of Veterans. Across both programs, duties include but are not limited to: nursing care including administration of injections and supervision of veterans filling their med boxes, providing psychoeducational groups, individual recovery coaching, nursing assessments, individualized treatment planning, active community based provision of services including home and community visits with veterans and transportation of veterans, crisis intervention, and coordination of services across other health disciplines at the KCVA medical center. The incumbent is involved in all operations of the MHICM/PRRC programs and possesses thorough knowledge of and ability to effectively use the skills of nursing, case management, group work/psychoeducation, individual recovery coaching and support, and community based provision of care. The MHICM/PRRC nurse will work closely with veterans in the MHICM/PRRC programs to assess, coordinate, and provide direct care in collaboration with providers and team members resulting in more efficient and effective care management. Incumbent will serve as program liaison and will maintain working familiarity and ongoing contact with community resources including residential care settings in which some veterans reside.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with evenings, weekends, and/or adjusted tours as needed to ensure quality care to Veterans.
      Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse - Mental Health Intensive Case Management / Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center / 000000







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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