Registered Nurse (Outpatient Mental Health Nurse Manager)

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Location
San Antonio, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 26, 2018
Closes
Feb 26, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Outpatient Mental Health Nurse Manager will provide leadership oversight for Outpatient Mental Health services for the delivery of a broad range of mental health care services. He/she will function as a supervisor and assume full accountability for the operation of personnel and programs in multiple clinics which are geographically separated. This includes the management, supervision and evaluation of care delivered by nursing and other allied health care staff. He/She will travel to all outpatient clinics, to include Kerrville, with at least one clinic being visited a week or as needed. As a registered nurse, is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced-based nursing standards of practice. Leads/delegates group activities to solve problems or accomplish a specific task. Serves as a role model in the delivery of comprehensive patient/family care and the resolution of issues. Applies problem-solving skills leading to resolution of barriers to patient flow. Facilitates staff competency by assuming responsibility for providing education (through impromptu teaching, coaching, orientation, and in-service activities) and/or arranging for learning activities and documentation of such educational offerings. Provides staff with ongoing feedback related to performance, staff performance appraisals and Individual Development Plans. Assumes accountability for performance measures for the clinics including the collection, analysis and reporting of outcomes data. Assists the staff in interpreting results and working towards improving nursing care for optimal patient outcomes. Ensures Performance Measures are implemented and evaluates the effectiveness of initiatives. Participates in and delegates the collection, analysis and management of data required for Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certification and Joint Commission (TJC) standards. Leadership experience in mental health nursing is preferred.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with extended-hours coverage as required.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
This is not a Bargaining Union position.
Recruitment/Relocation incentives are not authorized

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.
  • English Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: 5 years as a Registered Nurse and 3 years in Mental Health Nursing, Excellent prioritization and communication skills, Minimum 3 years Nursing Supervisor/Managerial experience, Outpatient mental health experience, Current BLS

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: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (1 hour); Pushing (1-3 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (2-7 hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Specific visual requirement: 20/40 DVA, corrected; Both eyes required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Sitting (8 hours); Simple Grasping (2-4 hours); Fine Manipulation (including keyboarding 4-6 hours); Twisting (2 hours); Mental and Emotional Stability.

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

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • 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.

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, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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