Registered Nurse (mental Health -outpatient)

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November 21, 2022
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Charlotte, NC
FULL_TIME, PART_TIME
Summary

The Registered Nurse (Mental Health Outpatient) practices in outpatient settings within Patient Care Services Line (Mental Health Outpatient Clinics) at the following Salisbury Veterans Health Care System locations: Charlotte, NC, Kernersville, NC and Salisbury, NC.

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    08/23/2022 to 12/30/2022
  • Salary

    $67,452 - $124,905 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00
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    Locations

    • Charlotte, NC few vacancies

    • Kernersville, NC few vacancies

    • Salisbury, NC few vacancies
  • Remote job

    No
  • Telework eligible

    No
  • Travel Required

    Not required
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No
  • Appointment type

    Permanent -
  • Work schedule

    Full-time -
  • Service

    Excepted
  • Promotion potential

    3
  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse
  • Supervisory status

    No
  • Security clearance

    Other
  • Drug test

    Yes
  • Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
  • Trust determination process

    Credentialing

    Suitability/Fitness
  • Announcement number

    CBTA-11615077-22-JAM
  • Control number

    672992200

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This job is open to

  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.


  • The public

    U.S.

    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


Clarification from the agency

Open to Qualified US Citizens.

Note: 1st consideration will be given to current permanent Salisbury Veterans Healthcare System facility employees (submit SF-50 Form -Notification of Personnel Action along with resume to verify status)

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Duties

This is an Open Continuous Announcement that will be used to fill vacant positions throughout the facility throughout the year to meet hiring needs expeditiously.

Resumes will be referred to hiring managers as a vacancy occurs.

You will receive an email notification when your resume has been referred for a vacancy.

Facility Bargaining Unit (BU) employees will receive first consideration.

NOTE: Resumes will only be referred to the hiring manager for consideration as vacancies occur.

There are vacancies for Registered Nurses in the Mental Health Outpatient Clinics in a variety of specialty areas to include:
  • Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRPT)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PTSD-RRTP)
  • Polytrauma
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
  • Housing & Urban Development/Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH)
  • Mental Health Integration (MHI)
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center (PRRC)
  • Transition Care Management (TCM)
  • Military2VA Case Management Program (M2VA)
  • Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP)
The Registered Nurse (Mental Health Outpatient) provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process.

Utilizes the nursing process for systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems.

Provides services for case findings, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider.

The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community (ANA code of Ethics for Nurses).

The Outpatient Mental Health Registered Nurse performs the following duties:
  • Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with all patients.
  • Assesses the physical and mental health needs of assigned patients.
  • Completes suicide risk screenings, documents screening in Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and implements nursing interventions based on Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA)
  • Promotes mental health by implementing nursing interventions for behavioral problems, psychiatric disorders and co-occurring conditions to promote health and safety, symptom management
  • Provides age-appropriate care in a culturally and ethically sensitive manner
  • Responsible for maintaining Preventative and Management Disruptive Behavior (PMDB), and other required training.
  • Manages psychiatric emergencies and intervenes with therapeutic principles of PMDB when clinically indicated
  • Provides structure and maintains a safe therapeutic milieu & recovery-oriented environment
  • Facilitates nurse-led groups and documents accordingly.
  • Participates in the Peer Review process.
  • Documents nursing plan of care in Mental Health Suite in a timely manner.
  • Implements nursing interventions to assist Veterans in their recovery.
  • Accompanies Veterans and treatment team on all required community outings and field trips, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meetings that are offered on VA campus.
Performs other related duties as assigned in functional statement.

Work Schedule: 7:45 am - 4:15 pm, Monday - Friday (Alternate tour of duty may be required based on needs of Agency)
Compressed/Flexible: To be determined by manager.
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment
  • U.S.

    Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 examination
  • Participation 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.

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
  • English Language Proficiency.

    In accordance with 38 U.S.C.

    7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
  • 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:
  • Minimum 1-3 years of successful mental health nursing practice with evidence of good clinical skills.
  • Recent prior experience in the outpatient setting with patients experiencing mental health disorders including substance abuse, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder.
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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
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.

Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided.

The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings.

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, as a condition of employment.

The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.



Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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 information

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.

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You 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, rsum, 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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.

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.



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    A 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.

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    Review our benefits

    Eligibility 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:
    • Resume

    VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: About VA Form 10-2850A | Veterans Affairs.

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position.

    Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • Application 2850a Form for Nurses & Nurse Anesthetists
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    Veterans' Preference Note: Preference eligible candidates and other Veterans will be given preference when qualification of candidates are approximately equal for Title 38 positions in VHA.

    When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire.

    You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.).

    If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation.

    Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 'Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference' with required proof as stated on the form.

    Documentation is required to award preference.

    For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans' Preference.



    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.

    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S.

    Department of Education.



    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.




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