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The HUD-VASH 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 data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. Performed duties will include, but not limited to: Completes all admission assessment requirements, as assigned within mental health outpatient services,for Veterans admitted to the programs as well as any subsequent assessments required; Collects and submits HUD VASH data as outlined by NEPEC; Assists in determining the appropriate level of care needed for patients in treatment and not in treatment and the ability to understand the variety of clinical options available through the medical center and local community; Coordinates care for Veterans receiving outpatient services when the need for a higher level of care is imminent; Serves as a liaison between community service organizations/agencies and HUD-VASH Veterans; Assists with coordination of care for the HUD-VASH Veteran with mental health and primary care providers to include the administration of long-acting medications, preventative health vaccines, vaccinations, clinical reminders and PPD's; Provides physician support for the physical assessment, planning and care of patients receiving services with outpatient mental health; Provides medication management education to HUD-VASH veterans; and Ensures medication compliance and monitors effectiveness of treatment. - Performs other duties as assigned. Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of Mental Health Nursing Experience Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: OGE Form 278e Filing: This position is NOT required to file the Public Financial Disclosure Report.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. 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) 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. Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (maximum 35 lbs.); Heavy Carrying (maximum 35 lbs.); Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; use of both hands; Walking (frequent); Standing (frequent); Repeated bending; use of both legs; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. 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.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.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse AnesthetistsResume 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), etc. Cover LetterDD-214OF-306VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse AnesthetistsOther Veterans DocumentResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript
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