Yes. None. 0610 Nurse. Yes. Cover Letter. SF-15. Benefits. Benefits Resume. Resume The Dayton VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a Chief Nurse within Mental Health, Nursing Service.. Responsibilities. The Chief Nurse, Mental Health Nursing has substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care. The Chief Nurse, MH is responsible for administrative functions of their assigned nursing programs and Medical Center functions. Serves as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with both clinical and administrative Service Chiefs and colleagues. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all levels of Medical Center personnel and relates effectively with veterans, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local, VISN and national levels.. The Dayton VAMC is a is a Level 1a major interdisciplinary teaching facility with service-lines serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients, with a Level III Emergency Department, and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. Home-Based Primary Care nursing care is also provided.. The Chief Nurse, Mental Health Services is directly responsible to the Associate Director, Patient Care Services for the planning, execution, evaluation and delivery of nursing care and services in assigned areas. S(he) has a close, inter-professional collaboration with the Chief, Mental Health Service with regard to both clinical and administrative duties of the position. (S)he also provides leadership for the Medical Center through supervision and oversight of the Nurses on Duty (NODs) for the evening and night tours of duty.. The position requires leadership characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for veteran populations groups and integrated programs that cross discipline and service lines to influence the organizational mission and health care provide at the Dayton VAMC. The breadth and scope of the role includes all practice areas - clinical, administrative, education and research. This Nurse has a key leadership role in the management and supervision of Mental Health patient care programs, and manages Nursing personnel and resources within the service areas. Functions include planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating programs and outcomes; regular attention to complex personnel management issues; participation as a Service Chief in executive level decision making; and integration of nursing and patient care activities in development and achievement of organization wide goals.. Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, M-F with flexibility to meet the service's needs. Travel Required. Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.. Supervisory status. Promotion Potential. Job family (Series). Similar jobs. Nurses, Psychiatric. Psychiatric Nurses. Requirements. Requirements. 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, 09/16/2019.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 Experience: Experience in mental health strongly preferred.. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:. Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years 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 and clear distinctive speech. Work is primarily sedentary, with regular walking, standing, and carrying items. No physical exertion required. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. If required as a condition of employment, the incumbent must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles.. Education. IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: Additional information. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.. How You Will Be Evaluated. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.. NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.. Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:. Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;. Professional Development: performance, education/career development;. Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;. Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.. Background checks and security clearance. Security clearance. Other. Drug test required. Position sensitivity and risk. High Risk (HR). Trust determination process. Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness. Required Documents. Required Documents. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:. Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a). Transcript. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: 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), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.. DD-214/ Statement of Service. Disability Letter (Schedule A). Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a). Separation Notice (RIF). SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action. Transcript. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.. A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.. Review our benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the nation's largest integrated health care system, providing comprehensive patient care to Vetera... Disability Letter (VA) License. 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