Advertisement
Sign In
 [New User? Sign Up]
Mobile Version

REGISTERED NURSE MHRRTP

VA Medical Center


Location:
Anchorage, AK
Date:
07/06/2018
2018-07-062018-08-16
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • LPN/LVN
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Services
  •  
  • Save Ad
  • Email Friend
  • Print
  • Research Salary

Job Details

Summary

Responsible for care to Veterans assigned to the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program (MHRRTP) which includes three programs within it: Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP), Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV), and Compensated Work Therapy Transitional Residence (CWT/TR) program. Oversee Health Technicians and/or Licensed Practical Nurses in the MHRRTP and work with various disciplines as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Provide quality nursing care, a supportive presence for Veterans, assist and educate Veterans on management of their physical, mental, and psychosocial needs. Perform clinical assessments and treatment procedures (e.g.: ear flushes, immunizations, injections, wound care) as indicated, promote a recovery focused plan of care, update clinical reminders, monitor and provide education regarding Safe Medication Management, and document appropriately in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Develop therapeutic relationships with Veterans, assist Veterans with coordinating their care within the VA and the community, develop care plans that integrate medical and nursing therapies, and collaborate with other treatment team members regarding the Veteran's treatment plan. Evaluate Veteran's progress with Veteran and other members of treatment team and develop individual plans with Veterans to maximize their success in the program.

Duties

Organize and conduct various treatment modalities including whole health, harm reduction, and milieu therapy. Monitor Veteran behavior and intervene when necessary utilizing techniques from the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) with an emphasis on verbal de-escalation. Monitor Veterans for critical changes, provide effective crisis management, and appropriately initiate emergency procedures during medical or psychiatric emergency situations. Participate in educational opportunities for Veterans and staff members including: groups, explanations, resident community announcements, and individual appointments. Provide support and encouragement to all Veterans with an emphasis on developing positive goals for the future and identifying the steps needed to achieve these goals. Utilize every opportunity to engage Veterans in their care; focus on positive aspects of each situation while addressing all aspects of the situation. Present a willingness to perform described duties and other duties as assigned. Treat all Veterans with the utmost dignity and respect, model appropriate behavior, and develop innovative ways to continue to improve the therapeutic setting for the Veterans.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (subject to change at the discretion of the agency)
Telework: This position has been determined to be not suitable for telework.
Bargaining Unit Status: AFGE
Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse I-III
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
Relocation Recruitment Incentives have not been authorized for this recruitment effort.
Financial Disclosure Reporting is not required for this position.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$75,524
$132,650
Job Details
Application Open Date
5/9/2018

Application Close Date
12/31/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • 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.
      • 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.
      Preferred Experience: Mental Health

      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: Applicant must possess the ability to do the following: heavy lifting and carrying, 45 pounds and over; pulling, pushing and reaching above the shoulder; walking, standing, kneeling and repeated bending
  • 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 12/31/2018 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: 3
      Job Position: CAYH-10208441-18-VMD-BU

      Organize and conduct various treatment modalities including whole health, harm reduction, and milieu therapy. Monitor Veteran behavior and intervene when necessary utilizing techniques from the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) with an emphasis on verbal de-escalation. Monitor Veterans for critical changes, provide effective crisis management, and appropriately initiate emergency procedures during medical or psychiatric emergency situations. Participate in educational opportunities for Veterans and staff members including: groups, explanations, resident community announcements, and individual appointments. Provide support and encouragement to all Veterans with an emphasis on developing positive goals for the future and identifying the steps needed to achieve these goals. Utilize every opportunity to engage Veterans in their care; focus on positive aspects of each situation while addressing all aspects of the situation. Present a willingness to perform described duties and other duties as assigned. Treat all Veterans with the utmost dignity and respect, model appropriate behavior, and develop innovative ways to continue to improve the therapeutic setting for the Veterans.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (subject to change at the discretion of the agency)
      Telework: This position has been determined to be not suitable for telework.
      Bargaining Unit Status: AFGE
      Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse I-III
      Recruitment/Relocation Incentives ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
      Relocation Recruitment Incentives have not been authorized for this recruitment effort.
      Financial Disclosure Reporting is not required for this position.

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.

Powered ByLogo