The Suicide Prevention Registered Nurse Case Manager is a member of Nursing Mental Health Services at the James A. Haley VA Healthcare System. The RN Case Manager employs a facility and service-focus to providing nursing care to Veterans identified as high risk for suicide, all-cause mortality and hospital re-admission and requiring Mental Health services through collaboration, scheduled visits, telephone triage and self-care 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: BSN preferred, mental health experience, de-escalation skills, customer service, ability to manage stressful situations 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. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative or invasive procedures, or home settings. 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. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. The incumbent who provides care in home settings or other off-site locations may be required to drive and/or ride in GSA-vehicles. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The duties include but are not limited to the following: The RN case management (assessment, respond to Veteran Crisis Line (VCL) as assigned and triage daily, patient education, resource coordination, medication, and treatment administration, assisting Mental Health providers in management of patient and documentation) maintain a caseload and providing training and oversight for other staff members on ensuring effective assessment and management of risk. Working in conjunction with other nursing staff, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, licensed mental health counselor and peer support specialists in Mental Health, and health care providers from across the facility the Mental Health RN Case Manager assesses the patient's immediate needs, prioritizes care, and organizes and plans the patient's treatment. Coordinates and facilitates care to restore optimal patient health, minimizing complications to achieve a positive patient outcome. The Suicide Prevention RN Case Manager (depending on education, experience, and competency) may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor or educator. The Suicide Prevention RN Case Manager is a member of the REACH-VET team providing case management for Veterans identified as falling within the top 0.1% of risk for causes of mortality and suicide. The RN must be able to fully participate in Preventive Management of Disruptive Behavior requirements (Part 1 &Part 2) and respond to other areas of that require PMDB-related intervention, including therapeutic communication skills in managing care. The Suicide Prevention RN Case Manager will provide assistance to the Same Day Access Team (SDAT) providing triage care for Veterans presenting or calling for an unscheduled appointment in the Mental Health Department, covering for unplanned provider absence, assisting with refill requests, and facilitating entry into treatment for Veterans new to mental health. The Suicide Prevention RN Case Manager will participate in Crisis response intervention team via teams and email that was developed for MH teleworkers. Maintain and back up SPT High Risk Database daily. Monitor and send pending consults to Psychologist and Psychiatrist Collaborate and coordinate with National Suicide Prevention Teams for transfer of Patient Record Flag (PRF) for continuity of care. Respond to Veterans outreach as requested from Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention Participate in a minimum of ten community outreach programs a month Report to the Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator and Nurse Manager for Mental Health in collaboratively providing leadership for the overall management of the assigned area of responsibility. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting. PLEASE NOTE: All RN positions require Basic Life Support (BLS). If selected, Applicant will provide proof of current certification prior to employment. Only BLS certification which included Automated External Defibrillator (AED)obtained from either the American Heart Association (AHA) or the Military Treatment Training Network (MTN) will be accepted. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 07:30am - 4:00pm\nTelework: hybrid\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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