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    This position has been approved for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please refer to "Duties Section below" for more information.

    The registered nurse assigned to the mental health team functions as part of interdisciplinary treatment teams providing care for outpatient mental health patients. Assignment can also be made to a specialty service team within mental health.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator.

    Mental health provides the following services: Group Programming, Evidence-Based Treatments, Tele-Mental Health, Medication Management, Couples and Family Counseling, Psychological Assessment and other mental healthservices. The RN demonstrates leadership, experience and creative approaches to the assessment treatment planning and management of the complex mental health needs of these patients. The responsibilities of the RN include but are not limited to providing risk assessment and triage services for patients seeking access to mental health services. He/she will discuss abnormal results with referring provider and communicate normal lab results to patient or caregiver. He/She will monitor telephone calls and identify potential emergencies; coordinate patient care with other facilities and agencies; provide direct nursing care to individuals and groups of patients in accordance with the policies of the EPVAHCS. In addition the RN assesses, plans, implements, collaborates, and coordinates the needs and care of patients with acute and/or chronic mental illness in an outpatient setting or in the community, using the nursing process. The RN is actively involved in Performance Improvement activities and committees as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Note: This is a bargaining unit position

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments. This position will be required to float between all Mental health programs and facilities, including the main campus, Wellness Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC).

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556309100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.