The Nurse Manager - Outpatient Behavioral Health position is for Behavioral Health Nursing Team 1, oversees Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI), Community Care Coordinator, Psychosocial Rehabilitation And Recovery Center (PRRC) and Therapeutic NeuroModulation (TNM) RN. The Nurse Manager will be traveling to the VA Medical Center and Primary Care Clinics daily and as needed to oversee those areas. 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. 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. RN 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. Driver's License: A current, valid state-issued Driver's License is required for this position. Preferred Experience: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) provider card issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN). Two (2) or more years of management experience. Three (3) or more years of Behavioral Health and medical experience, inpatient or outpatient. 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: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping. sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to wear protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. ["Outpatient Behavioral Health cares for patients with a variety of mental health issues including but not limited to severe metal illness (SMI) thought, mood, PTSD, self-harm and addiction. Practicing within the recovery model in Outpatient / community setting and to provide supportive follow up care to veterans at various stages of their mental illness. Groups and other recovery model activities are provided to give patients the tools to enable recovery and function safely and independently in the community. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Nurse Manager - Outpatient Behavioral Health has continuing responsibility for time scheduling of the unit, coaches staff, addresses employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner. Participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. Identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles. The Nurse Manager - Outpatient Behavioral Health is accountable for the operation of the Behavioral Health Outpatient and the care needed to support the patient follow up care. This includes direct patient care coordination or case management of inpatient and outpatient care. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Practices good customer service in all work activities, treating veterans, their families/representatives, visitors, potential candidates and other employees in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Functions frequently as a team leader/charge nurse while engaging co-workers/team un active problem solving regarding clinical issues leading to an improvement of care. Provides a full range of nursing care to patients with complex care needs, assuming responsibility and accountability for nursing actions. Provides leadership in the utilization of standards of practice, policy and procedure to develop plans of care Promotes continuity of care by developing an individualized plan of care in collaboration with the patient and health care team. Involves community resources as appropriate. Utilizes problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact patient care or staff performance. Demonstrates progressive ability to execute position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to the management of complex client care. Travels to different VA facility within VASNHS as needed to conduct meeting, in-service and etc. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Dayshift, Monday - Friday (NOTE: Shifts may vary depending on patient care needs.)\nTelework: Not Available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized.\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.