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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Mental Health (Open/Continuous)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Orlando, FL
Date:
10/05/2018
2018-10-052018-11-10
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Summary
Duties

The DRRTP is a multidisciplinary residential program within the Mental Health Service that provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation and recovery services for Veterans based on the psychiatric rehabilitation recovery model. Orlando has activated a second 56 bed RRTP at Lake Baldwin in addition to the 60 bed RRTP at Lake Nona. The two sites will be operated as one DRRTP. The programming will be specific to the needs of the Veterans at each site and each site will employ over 30 staff.

The DRRTP Assistant Program Manager hired will need to have the ability to communicate with and build a team from multiple disciples with multiple supervisory chains. These skills will be used to form a cohesive team of staff who are focused on a recovery-oriented treatment program. The DRRTP Assistant Program Manager is expected to be responsible for the clinical and administrative operation of DRRTP program. S/he is also responsible for education and training of staff, in conjunction with other VA professionals, to promote the transition from maintenance models of treatment to the contemporary recovery model. The incumbent is expected to adhere to standards regarding matters of timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and quantity of work produced. S/he will also be key in maintaining collaborative alliances with community partners to provide RRTP residents with increased access to employment and housing opportunities.

The DRRTP Assistant Program Manager maintains primary responsibility for the implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) within the RRTP. The Assistant Program Manager will work with the DRRTP Program Manager and several different services and programs (i.e. Recreational Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Psychology, and Pharmacy) to develop discipline-specific procedures. The incumbent has oversight and administrative authority over all programming at the DRRTP, and participates in program development, implementation, and evaluation. Additionally, the incumbent works closely with Mental Health Service leadership to develop strategic plans for the growth and development of the DRRTP.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$76,676
$119,312
Job Details
Application Open Date
9/11/2018

Application Close Date
12/31/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Physical Requirements: The incumbent of the position performs direct patient care and must meet the below physical requirements to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Lift 45 lbs. or over, Carry 45 lbs. or over, Straight pulling, Pushing, Reaching above shoulders, use of fingers and both hands, Walking, Standing, Kneeling, Repeated bending, Near vision (correctable), Far vision (correctable), Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing, Emotional stability.
      This is a testing-designated position, subject to random pre- and post-employment testing for illegal drug use, Environmental Factors: Inside work, Constant noise, Dust, Fumes, smoke or gases, Working closely with others, Protracted or irregular hours of work, Exposure to infectious diseases.
      This is position is designated as a random drug testing position.

      Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process please notify James W. Leafgreen, Human Resources Specialist, at 407-631-4811. Decisions to approve reasonable accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted outside of the automated application process may not be considered unless an accommodation to the application process has been granted. All application materials must be received by the end of the day on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • ***** This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. This announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. ******

      The Assistant Program Manager has management experience with broad program management responsibilities which include the operation and management of key clinical programs for a growing VAMC. Responsibilities include development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process. Decisions made affect staff and other resources associated with the programs managed and are made while exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Programs managed deliver specialized, complex, highly professional services that are important program components of the medical center that significantly impact the health care provided to veterans. The Assistant Program Manager will ensure VAMC Orlando is in full compliance with all VHA directives and other regulations. The assistant program manager is responsible for reporting required data to VHA and other monitoring entities such as NEPEC; and for ensuring that internal and external surveys and reviews result in a fully successful review. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Program Manager to see that the program is fully integrated into the overall OVAMC Mental Health Service.

      Work Schedule: The position will be Monday through Friday 8:00a.m-4:30pm.The candidate may also assist in weekend or holiday coverage.

      Physical Requirements: The incumbent of the position performs direct patient care and must meet the below physical requirements to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Lift 45 lbs. or over, Carry 45 lbs. or over, Straight pulling, Pushing, Reaching above shoulders, use of fingers and both hands, Walking, Standing, Kneeling, Repeated bending, Near vision (correctable), Far vision (correctable), Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing, Emotional stability.
      This is a testing-designated position, subject to random pre- and post-employment testing for illegal drug use, Environmental Factors: Inside work, Constant noise, Dust, Fumes, smoke or gases, Working closely with others, Protracted or irregular hours of work, Exposure to infectious diseases.

      Basic Requirements:
      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
      • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
      • A master's degree in nursing or diploma from a school of professional Nursing approved by the appropriate State 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) accredited program? (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.)Preferred Experience:Doctoral Degree in nursing strongly preferred.
      • MHRRTP experience, and Certification in Mental Health strongly preferred.
      • A minimum of one (1) year of professional nursing management experience.
      • Possess a well-rounded practice background with medical and clinical knowledge to facilitate acceptance of those Veterans who are psychologically and medically able to actively participate in programing.
      • Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and foster a productive, cohesive work environment.
      Applicant is expected to maintain all certifications presented upon hire throughout the employment period.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Skill in managing and directing the work of large, complex organizational units.
      • Skill in applying management principles such as delegation, analyzing and solving problems.
      • Effective personnel management.
      • Ability to balance responsibilities in a complex environment with autonomy.
      Preferred Experience:
      • Doctoral Degree in nursing strongly preferred.
      • MHRRTP experience, and Certification in Mental Health strongly preferred.
      • A minimum of one (1) year of professional nursing management experience.
      • Possess a well-rounded practice background with medical and clinical knowledge to facilitate acceptance of those Veterans who are psychologically and medically able to actively participate in programing.
      • Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and foster a productive, cohesive work environment.
      • Applicant is expected to maintain all certifications presented upon hire throughout the employment period.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Skill in managing and directing the work of large, complex organizational units.
      • Skill in applying management principles such as delegation, analyzing and solving problems.
      • Effective personnel management.
      • Ability to balance responsibilities in a complex environment with autonomy.
      Grade Determinations: Experience as a 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.
      Supervisory Control: The incumbent is administratively aligned to the DRRTP Program Manager. Professional oversight will be provided by Chief Nurse, Mental Health Service.

      References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standards.

      This is position is designated as a random drug testing position.
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    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/31/2018 to receive consideration.
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  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: CBDI-10279194-18-SS

      The DRRTP is a multidisciplinary residential program within the Mental Health Service that provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation and recovery services for Veterans based on the psychiatric rehabilitation recovery model. Orlando has activated a second 56 bed RRTP at Lake Baldwin in addition to the 60 bed RRTP at Lake Nona. The two sites will be operated as one DRRTP. The programming will be specific to the needs of the Veterans at each site and each site will employ over 30 staff.

      The DRRTP Assistant Program Manager hired will need to have the ability to communicate with and build a team from multiple disciples with multiple supervisory chains. These skills will be used to form a cohesive team of staff who are focused on a recovery-oriented treatment program. The DRRTP Assistant Program Manager is expected to be responsible for the clinical and administrative operation of DRRTP program. S/he is also responsible for education and training of staff, in conjunction with other VA professionals, to promote the transition from maintenance models of treatment to the contemporary recovery model. The incumbent is expected to adhere to standards regarding matters of timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and quantity of work produced. S/he will also be key in maintaining collaborative alliances with community partners to provide RRTP residents with increased access to employment and housing opportunities.

      The DRRTP Assistant Program Manager maintains primary responsibility for the implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) within the RRTP. The Assistant Program Manager will work with the DRRTP Program Manager and several different services and programs (i.e. Recreational Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Psychology, and Pharmacy) to develop discipline-specific procedures. The incumbent has oversight and administrative authority over all programming at the DRRTP, and participates in program development, implementation, and evaluation. Additionally, the incumbent works closely with Mental Health Service leadership to develop strategic plans for the growth and development of the DRRTP.

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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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