Nurse (RN) - Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program

Location
Milwaukee, WI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 11, 2018
Closes
Jan 19, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Registered Nurse (RN) Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MH RRTP) Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is responsible for the educational direction for MH RRTP Unit. The CNL provides support, as directed, for operational and clinical goals for the Dom 123. This position is full-time, flexible shift with off tours as needed for education.

  • Full time (80 hours per pay period)
  • Primarily Monday through Friday
  • PM's, Nights and/or weekends required for education
The RN MH RRTP CNL is responsible for quality management, activities pertaining to training, competency assessment, development of standard operating procedures. The CNL is responsible for the monitoring of competencies of Domiciliary staff and their documentation, ensuring program effectiveness by collaborating with the interdisciplinary team. He/she assists in the monitoring of compliance with Medical Center and Nursing policies as well as accrediting agencies. The CNL will be required to conduct psychoeducation classes for the residents of the Domiciliary.

Work Schedule: Primarily Monday-Friday, FT, PMs, Nights and/or weekends required for education
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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.
    • 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)
  • 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:
-Knowledge and experience in Mental Health
-Knowledge of statistics and computer programs (Microsoft Office)
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Knowledge of principles of quality and performance management, patient safety and evaluation techniques
-Leadership in improving and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of care
-Certification in Mental Health preferred
-Certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader is required
-BSN required, MSN preferred

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: Walking,bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

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

Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.

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: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. (Required)

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), etc.
  • Resume

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