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RN- Mental Health Intensive Care Management (MHICM)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Phoenix, AZ
  • Expired: September 29, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

RN- Mental Health Intensive Care Management (MHICM)
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Overview
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  • ##### Open & closing dates
09/27/2019 to 10/11/2019
  • ##### Service
Excepted
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
VN 00
  • ##### Salary
$64,765 to $115,811 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
Permanent
  • ##### Work schedule
Full-Time
Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Phoenix, AZ 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No
Telework eligible
No
  • Duties

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Summary
A full-time RN staff position is open in the MHICM (Mental Health
Intensive Case Management) Program.
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Responsibilities
The RN is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager for clinical
nursing practice and to the MHICM Program Coordinator for
implementation of the daily responsibilities of the patient's
treatment plan. The function of the MHICM RN is to deliver quality
nursing care to a culturally diverse Veteran population. He or she
will collaborate with the team as well as prepare and administer
prescribed medications (including injections) for the patients in
the community setting, and may perform venipuncture tasks. The RN
must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply
the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary
practice setting. Broad clinical knowledge enables the RN to
effectively implement health care and manage acute and chronic
mental illnesses. The MHICM RN demonstrates the knowledge and skills
necessary to provide appropriate care to the population served. The
incumbent provides case management services to the chronically
mentally ill patients in the community. He/ she must be able to
assess and interpret data relating to the patient's current health
status which will facilitate the delivery of case management of the
chronically mentally ill. The incumbent will drive a government
vehicle within his/her designated community area assignments and may
be required to provide patient transportation.
Work Schedule: Flexible schedule, which may include extended
hours and weekends.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
00
  • #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 10/11/2019.
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 Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Three (3) years of successful mental health nursing practice
with evidence of good clinical skills
  • Recent experience in the outpatient mental health setting with
patients experiencing mental health disorders, including
substance abuse, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic
stress, and serious mental illness.
  • ANCC Certification in Mental Health Nursing
  • Ability to easily establish and maintain good interpersonal
relationships and communication with physicians, staff,
patients, and community agency staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently, use good
communication skills and to be flexible, and have strong
organization skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with initiative and
independence.
  • Must possess knowledge of clinical treatment modalities and have
the ability to manage a crisis situation spontaneously.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills.
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.
  • If a current VA employee is selected, he/she will be reassigned
at their current grade and step.
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: Near vision correctable at 13" to 16";
far vision correctable in one eye to 20/25 or better. Ability to
distinguish shades of color is not required but would be beneficial.
Incumbent will sit, type, walk and talk with staff, manage
databases. S/He should be able to carry 20 lbs for long distances in
extreme heat on an intermittent basis. The physical requirements of
this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting,
frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing (steps, ladder,
reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and
stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning,
problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly,
keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace
can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of
multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer
interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a
sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal
protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and
hazardous materials.
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Phoenix, AZ
85067 USA