RN Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Supervisor

Saint Louis, MO
Jun 11, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The incumbent exercises an exceptional degree of autonomy in identifying goals, objectives and tasks to be performed. Assignments are initiated through discussions with the Specialty Mental Health Program Manager. Work is reviewed in terms of accomplishment of overall VHA, VISN, and medical center goals and objectives. Determination of day-to day activities of team members (within the scope of practice of these team members). Completion of mid-year and end-of year. Duties include:
1. Delivers safe nursing care according to the Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice and guided by Recovery Principles and the WERP nursing model.
2. Incorporates and implements the requirements of the other qualification standards.
3. Leads and organizes delivery of care to assure continuity of care and peer accountability for practice, including access to care and discharge planning.
4. Provides a full range of clinical services within the Outpatient Program.
5. Uses advanced clinical and administrative knowledge/judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating outcomes.
6. Develops and implements clinical protocols, practice standards and operational policy based on VA Directives/Handbooks, VISN/Local policy, and standards of care.
7. Systematically evaluates current practice and formulates outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.
8. Organizes care delivery in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to promote continuity and accountability for patient care.
9. Assesses changes in the clinical environment and initiates interventions as needed.
10. Functions as an expert in clinical and administrative practice and/or areas related to the assigned roles and responsibilities.
11. Assumes leadership with the development of area specific Competency Program.
12. Role-specific competencies are verified and documented in accordance with facility policy.
13. Adheres to safety regulations and reporting processes to protect and improve patient and staff safety.
14. Cleaning and disinfection of Reusable Medical Equipment is completed as per VHA Directive 2009-004, Use and Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) in Veterans Health Administration Facilities.

Work Schedule: 7:30a - 4:00p.m. and as required
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. 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:
1. MSN or Master's in related field with BSN or bachelor's in related field.
2. At least three years of mental health nursing experience.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:?
  • 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:
The Physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 50 lbs. (3 hours), sitting (2 hours), standing (4 hours), walking (8 hours), climbing (1 hour), kneeling (3 hours), bending/stooping (3 hours), twisting (2 hours), pushing/pulling (6 hours), simple grasping (8 hours), fine manipulation (8 hours), reaching above the shoulder (4 hours), and operating machinery (8 hours).

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 encounter 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:

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search ) Application 10-2850a is required to be considered for this position. Please complete the form in its entirety. If you answer "YES" to questions 30 through 38, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes". Application information must be SIGNED, current and not older than a year. Outdated and incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration.

Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job that you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time, part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week). Resume information must current and not older than a year.

Performance Evaluation - this is your annual evaluation from your supervisor. If you do not have a copy of this document, please ask your supervisor or Human Resources department for a copy. The performance evaluation must be signed by your supervisor.

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.

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