RN-Behavioral Health

Location
Oklahoma City, OK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 04, 2018
Closes
Mar 04, 2018
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Recruitment is open for a Registered Nurse on the Geri/Psych (8E) and Mental Health (8N) units. The individual selected for this position will be accountable to the Nurse Manager/ 8 North.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  1. Delivers safe, basic care to assigned patients
  2. Completes admission assessment
  3. Develops initial nursing care plan
  4. Maintains confidentiality of patient information
  5. Provides safe care and conserves resources
  6. Adheres to safety and health standards, regulations and work practices
  7. Communicates plan of care to patients and communicates patient progress to other providers
  8. Reports work related illness/injuries
  9. Completes all mandatory annual reviews
  10. Communicate effectively with coworkers
  11. Identifies unit QI measures and results
  12. Identifies interventions that are ineffective and not research based
Work Schedule: Varies- Depending on the needs of the service.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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:
1. BSN preferred.
2. Mental Health and or Geriatric Care experience within the last 5 years preferred.
3. Demonstrated ability in leadership, judgment, decision-making,
verbal and written communication skills.
4. Strong, positive interpersonal/customer service skills.
5. Demonstrated integrity, dependability and ability to function
independently with minimal supervision.
6. Demonstrated ability to function as a self-directed, productive
team member and adapt readily to varying patient care needs and
fluctuation in workload.
7. Demonstrated ability to use hospital computer programs.
8. Ability to work flexible hours as required.

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: Position requires moderate to heavy lifting and carrying, pushing, walking and standing for extended periods, ability for simultaneous rapid and mental and muscular coordination, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4 (one eye, glasses permitted), ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability; hearing aid permitted. Incumbents may experience exposure to blood and body fluids.

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:

Resume
Transcripts
RN License
SF-50 (If current government employee)


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), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • RN License
  • Disability Rating
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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