This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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: ANCC Certification in Adult Psychiatric or Mental Health required; Master's Degree in Nurse required; Doctoral Degree in Nursing desired; Previous psychiatric experience preferred; PTSD experience desirable; Strong organizational/priority setting ability/patient centered and ethics based application of nursing practice; Ability to provide direct care to a diverse population of veterans, prioritizing patient care concerns and assisting this specialty population with urgent needs; Commitment to the veteran population and appreciation of the high level of acute needs, knowledge of working with PTSD veterans and patients with comorbid disorders and high risk patients; Strong collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills; Willingness to be an active member of an interdisciplinary team providing care and coordination of services; Willingness to expand knowledge, education to meet advanced role preferences for Mental Health APRN. 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. Physical Requirements: Registered Nurses should be physically and mentally capable to perform duties of the position. Position requires standing, walking and sitting for periods up to 8 hours per day. Résumé Reminder: Your résumé must include the following information each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time (include hours worked per week) Education should be included (list school and conferred date) Please be aware that your answers well be verified against information provided on your résumé. Be sure that your résumé clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The APRN position is located in the Mental Health Clinic at the Newington location. The positions are full-time at 40 hours per week. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic date gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgement, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems. Responsibilities include; but are not limited to: Multi-disciplinary team membership and membership commitment to the VA nursing department; Performing comprehensive initial psychiatric assessments and medication evaluations; Facilitation of psychotherapy group(s), allowing for efficient treatment of veterans with common concerns; Participation in psychopharmacological management of veterans who may require specialty management and intervention related to the specialty of mental health and/or PTSD; Management of veteran patient assignments and the standard outpatient treatment referrals in VA and community; Provision of evidence based and supportive psychotherapies (individual, couples, group) in treatment of individuals with a range of mental health diagnoses; Collaboration with assigned attending physician per VA CT bylaws; Incorporation of ANA Practice Standards, JCAHO standards, VHA and Medical Center policies and procedures into practice. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: F2147\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Sean Moser at Sean.Moser@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Notifications:\nThis position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.\nThis position is in the Excepted Service.\nThe Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy."]
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