Registered Nurse (Mental Health Intensive Case Management/Psychosocial Rehab and Recovery Center)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Internal Number: 657320500
The incumbent serves as a full-time RN assigned to the Mental Health Intensive Case Management/Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (MHICM/PRRC) located within Mental Health at Kansas City VA Medical Center/Honor Annex. The MHICM/PRRC programs provide specialized outpatient treatment for veteran diagnosed with serious mental illness who experience significant psychosocial difficulties. Services are provided in the Honor Annex, Medical Center, home, community, and virtual settings. 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: 2+ years of RN experience, working with SPMI population experience, and community mental health 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, pushing, and driving. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. 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 to include a drivers assessment and must pass VA driver's physical. Incumbent must be able to transport Veterans in the community to/from the Medical Center and surrounding areas to support treatment. ["Assignment includes serving as MHICM case manager, providing intensive community-based mental health case management services to Veterans; and as PRRC recovery coordinator. Across both programs, duties include but are not limited to: nursing care including administration of injections and supervision of veterans filling their med boxes, providing psychoeducational groups, individual recovery coaching, nursing assessments, individualized treatment planning, active community based provision of services including home and community visits with veterans and transportation of veterans, crisis intervention, and coordination of services across other health disciplines at the KCVA medical center. The incumbent is involved in all operations of the MHICM/PRRC programs and possesses thorough knowledge of and ability to effectively use the skills of nursing, case management, group work/psychoeducation, individual recovery coaching and support, and community based provision of care. The MHICM/PRRC nurse will work closely with veterans in the MHICM/PRRC programs to assess, coordinate, and provide direct care in collaboration with providers and team members resulting in more efficient and effective care management. Incumbent will serve as program liaison and will maintain working familiarity and ongoing contact with community resources including residential care settings in which some veterans reside. Work Schedule: Alternating tours to include weekends/evenings and/or adjusted as needed to ensure quality care for Veteran\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.