REGISTERED NURSE MHRRTP

Location
Anchorage, AK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 29, 2018
Closes
Jun 28, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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.

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
None

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.

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
  • 102850a APPLICATION FOR NURSES AND NURSE ANESTHETISTS
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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