Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number VIN: 1896269

OUR MISSION
: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

If you have never been to Reno, let us tell you: it is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail. We are just 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe offering most any water sport you can imagine: fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding in addition to skiing and snowboarding (where many Olympic athletes do their training). We are the home of a dynamic art and event scene: Artown, Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, Rib Cook off, Balloon Races – and that's just July – September! Humidity is low – so temperatures remain (or at least feel) moderate.

 

The Reno VA is the teaching affiliate of the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, the state's only medical school. The Davidson Academy, the state designated "university school for profoundly gifted pupils", is located on the UNR campus. Additionally TMCC offers accessible post high school classes and degrees and offers the opportunity to continue higher education through UNR.

 

We encourage you to consider VA employment in Reno, NV, join a team that values a healthy home/work life balance and be rewarded by the role you'll play in keeping the promise to those who served.

 

Oh! Did we mention that we don't pay state income tax in Nevada or our fabulous culture of all-you-can-eat sushi?

 

See our interactive facility map: http://interactive.medmaps.com/site/sierranevada_va

 

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.

 

Duties

The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) Mental Health Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a professional Registered Nurse (RN) who uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with an assig ned group of staff (Patient, Provider, and Nursing staff) and larger Team (family/c aregiver, internal and community-based services involved in providing care to the patient) in developing the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The CNL, as a member of the larger Team, promotes patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals.

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is directly responsible to the Nurse Manager in the assigned area and is responsible and accountable for the coordination of care for a culturally diverse veteran population. The CNL works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary practice setting, which enables effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care.

The CNL meets all mandatory requirements for assigned area and will perform activities that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements outlined in the four (4) dimensions: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 40 Hours; includes nights, weekends, holidays and evening shifts

Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Nurse Leader Register Nurse, VN-610

B6 is a secured 14 bed Inpatient Acute Mental Health Unit 

Positions will be located in the Mental Health.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No