Mental Health Registered Nurse- Outpatient Clinic/Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Location
Minneapolis, MN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 15, 2020
Closes
Jan 27, 2020
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Minneapolis VA Medical Center is looking for an RN to work in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (MHC) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This nurse is an integral member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and is responsible for the mental health nursing management of the outpatients assigned to the MHC and/or IOP. In this role, the nurse facilitates the management, planning, direction, implementation, evaluation and continuity of outpatient mental health nursing care. This nurse would have expertise in the development, application and implementation of established protocols, skills and competencies in the outpatient mental health clinic and intensive outpatient programs. Responsibilities include:
  • Provide physical/health assessments. Document findings.
  • Complete weekly admission nursing check-ins.
  • Responsible for the medically-related IOP programming.
  • Assist with the scheduling and completion of diagnostic tests including urine drug screens, EKG, other lab tests.
  • Provide telephone triage.
  • Provide planning and implementation for outpatient mental health nursing.
  • Develop an outpatient treatment plan based on mental health intake data in collaboration with other members of the mental health treatment team.
  • Coordinate mental health treatment services among mental health providers.
  • Develop a network of all health care providers to help facilitate care for other medical needs or services not provided by the VA.
  • Provide education opportunities either individually or in group setting.
  • Trouble shoot medication issues and pharmacy issues. Aid with medication management as needed. Set up medi-sets as needed. Consult with other health care providers regarding psychiatric management in the local community.
  • Provide supportive counseling.
  • Teach skills to facilitate management of psychiatric symptoms.
  • Facilitate appointments via face to face, v-tel or other methods such as secured messaging.
  • Communicate with primary care provider as needed. Communicate with PACT RN.
  • Facilitate psychiatric admissions as well as timely post discharge follow-up.
  • Develop collaborative relationship with team psychiatrist to assist in the management of triage issues, crisis interventions, medication concerns and other issues that may present.

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday-Friday. Clinic hours of operation are 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Experience preferred: Minimum of 1 year of RN experience preferred; mental health experience strongly preferred.

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.

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: In accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). Requirements include: Heavy Lifting (up to 35 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-35 lbs); Reaching Above Shoulder; Ability and dexterity of hand(s) to manage gross and fine motor tasks of patient care (i.e. IV insertion, wound care management, etc.); Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.
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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
  • Other
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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