The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is recruiting for Registered Nurses Behavioral Health, to work at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, in the 5 East and 5 West inpatient units. Come join our team of healthcare professionals in caring for our Veterans. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: may be authorized for highly qualified candidates To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/30/2022. 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. 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. Licensure: 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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. The full performance level of this vacancy is Grade 03. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 01 to 03.Professional Standards Board: a peer-review board (the Professional Standards Board) will recommend the grade and salary paid to the person selected based on that person's qualifications. Preferred Experience: Minimum of 1 year of RN clinical experience preferably on a Psychiatric Crisis Stabilization Unit or Psychiatric Unit with above average clinical and health assessment skills required (desired) Excellent skills in interpersonal relations with the health care teams and the general public required Excellent customer service skill in dealing with routine visitor and patient needs/ request Excellent de-escalation skills and therapeutic approach to patient disruptive behavior Excellent electronic documentation skills Excellent Behavioral Intervention skills demonstrated Above average critical thinking skills Important individual characteristics: Customer Oriented, Creativity, flexibility, ability to work in fast-paced environment and be self-directed Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires long periods of continued standing (1-3 hours), frequent moving and lifting of patients and equipment, stooping, sitting, bending; pulling and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. ["MAJOR DUTIES-MENTAL HEALTH RN Completes admission assessment, coordinates screening and stabilization, provide a range of stabilization and medical support services, care coordination and discharge planning Conducts ongoing assessments of physical and mental health, following prescriber's orders, managing and administering medications and health teaching and counseling Demonstrates skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for consumer rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential Conducts patient psycho education groups and activity groups Safely administers medications to patients as ordered Ensure patient safety by: Participation in Interdisciplinary Patient Care Team Conferences Projects a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor Directs and manage CNA assignments and patient care Work Schedule: 12-hour shifts, day & night available 7:30 am - 8:00 pm and 0730 pm - 8:00 am\nTelework: not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.