APRN (Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program /Residential Treatment Program)

Location
Kansas City, MO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 16, 2019
Closes
May 16, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) provide nursing and medical services to individuals, families, groups and communities and their practice may be focused on populations, settings, specific types of care and problems, diagnostic systems, teaching and counseling. Their services can include teaching and interdisciplinary counseling, system design, supervising and promotion of health and disease prevention. Services included but not limited; performing physical exams, managing, coordinating and assisting patients and families through the continuum of care by diagnosing and treating acute and chronic health care problems. APRNs are also engage in interpretation of diagnostic and laboratory tests, ordering pharmaceutical agents and/or non-pharmacological treatments/therapi es. Many APRNs have prescriptive authority and provide care for an identified patient panel in collaboration with a physician. All APRNs function within their Scope of Practice, approved privileges, and credentials.
  • PRACTICE **Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to patient care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or service level.
  • ETHICS **Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that impact patients and staff, including initiating and participating in ethics consultation.
  • RESOURCE UTILIZATION **Manages program resources (financia l, human, material, or informational) to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care.
  • EDUCATION/CAREER DEVELOPMENT **Implements an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others. Maintains knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues.
  • PERFORMANCE **Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and/orservice activities.
  • COLLABORATION **Uses the group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems.
  • COLLEGIALITY **Coaches colleagues in team building. Makes sustained contributions to health care by sharing expertise within and/or outside the medical center.
  • QUALITY OF CARE **Initiates interdisciplinary projects to improve organizational performance.
  • RESEARCH **Collaborates with others in research activities to improve care.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with evenings, weekends, and/or adjusted tours as needed to ensure quality care to veterans.
Financial Discloser 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.
  • Education: 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.
  • License: 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: Clinical Experience in Mental Health

Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.

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.

IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, THE NURSE PRACTITIONER MUST MEET THE BELOW REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION: Must possess a Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) obtained through a "bridge program" and 2 or more years of experience as a nurse in a clinical setting. My education was obtained in a program approved by a state agency and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at the time the program was completed.
OR A Master's degree in nursing and a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) and 2 or more years of experience as a nurse in a clinical setting. My education was obtained in a program approved by a state agency and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at the time the program was completed.
OR A Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field and approximately 2 or more years experience. My education was obtained in a program approved by a state agency and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at the time the program was completed.

PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY: Must have prescriptive authority.

CERTIFICATION: Must be certified as a Nurse Practitioner from the ANA or another nationally recognized certifying body in Family Practice, Adult Practice.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office

Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The APRN may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The APRN may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The APRN must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. He/she must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.
Other Factors
  • Lifting 50 pounds
  • Repetitive motions, i.e. typing
  • Perform CPR
  • Ability to read; reading 70% of the time on computers

None

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

VA Form 10-2850a 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
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • VA Benefits Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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