This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. 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: Collaborating with and directing multidisciplinary teams. Experience with various modalities for patient care include face-to-face, video teleconference, and telephone calls as clinically appropriate. Experience with Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) regulations/policies/procedures, current Joint Commission (JC) Standards, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and other current internal and external accrediting body standards. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: 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: Light lifting/carrying (under 15 lbs.), reaching above shoulders, walking (2 hours), use of fingers/hands, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), mental/emotional stability. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Psychiatry Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) is responsible for the care/administrative needs of mental health patients in both the inpatient/outpatient settings. They are a coordinator between the attending physician & the other team members to include Physician Assistants & PMH NPs, psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, LMFTs, LPCs, addiction therapists & other clinic personnel. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performing diagnostic evaluations, safety assessments, follow up appointments Medication prescription and reconciliation Medical work up and/or referral (including labs, physical exam, imaging) Measurement-based care Mental health education/counseling and brief therapy Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm\nCompressed/Flexible: Available\nTelework: Available. Selectee must reside in catchment area for travel to CBOCs/Main Facility as required.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment/relocation incentive may be available for highly qualified candidates\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Mr. Aaron Fernau, the EDRP Coordinator, at: email@example.com, for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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