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Responsibilities: Work with local directors / management and report to Chief Operating Officer for the following areas and duties, including but not limited to:


  • Work a weekly schedule of generally 5 days / 40-50 hours in for the most efficient workload management. Advise COO and local Directors of any and all schedule changes / irregularities.

  • Champion a positive health and safety culture

  • Utilize and support current safety programs policies and procedures, ensure location adherence to such. Proactively identify opportunities for improvement in all areas of health and safety compliance performance and training

  • Develop and suggest and integrate improved safety programs and policies and procedures

  • Workers Comp management


    • Review all workers comp incidents. Investigate and assistant in managing all individual claims. Partner with carrier and broker to ensure timely best practices are followed on each incident

    • File claims with WC provider as appropriate and act as liaison between location management and carrier

    • Maintain all proper reporting practices including CAL OSHA

    • Lead accident and incident investigation uncover root cause, develop corrective measures and track completion of corrective actions

    • Maintain excellent relationship with WC advocate (through broker) and partner for exceptional case management and resource utilization

    • Track incidents by location and type. Maintain accounting of current status of each case.



  • In coordination with HR and management, facilitate return to work program for wc and non-wc injuries.

  • Monitor location safety and risk, including food safety, health inspection preparedness, employee work practices, general cleanliness and repair and maintenance issues. Conduct monthly inspections, report on deficiencies and follow up on resolution

  • Monitor food safety certification adherence. Coordinate various classes and resources to fulfill certification goals for staff and managers

  • Track, analyze and report safety performance results and follow through with respective department managers and employees on all safety related suggestions and feedback

  • Oversee and improve safety programs including HACCP and IIPP. Provide ongoing training as necessary. Ensure adequate safety training is provided to all new hires. Ensure effective use of monthly safety training topics. Coordinate and participate in Qtrly safety meetings. Ensure location safety teams are fulfilling duties.

  • Provide Quarterly reporting to COO regarding WC performance

  • Coordinate with DOO to review and assist in managing all non-WC workplace accidents. Report to liability carrier as necessary

  • Ad Hoc reporting and projects related to employee health and safety

  • Ensure thorough and timely responses to internal and external business correspondence

  • Prepare documentation and appear in legal proceedings, as necessary

  • Timely, consistent and transparent communication to COO regarding all areas of responsibilities.

  • Create and maintain effective professional relationships with all administrative and managerial employees of Tastes on the Fly and service providers including insurance carriers and brokers.

  • Maintain excellent communication with peers and superiors, seeking guidance as needed and keeping them abreast of any issues.

  • Exude excellent time and task management skills. The position is highly autonomous and requires consistent communication, transparency, ethics, integrity, accountability and efficiency without constant supervision or direction. Organization is key.

  • Ad-Hoc tasks and projects as approved by COO

  • Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the company handbook, as directed or as trained on. Consistently represent the company well including professional appearance, communication and behavior in all work related affairs.

  • Work tenaciously to support and create a positive workplace for self and others, free from harassment, bullying, gossip, counterproductive attitudes and behaviors - constantly striving toward the best interests of the company and all of its employees.

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Responsibilities: Work with local directors / management and report to Chief Operating Officer for the following areas and duties, including but not limited to:


  • Work a weekly schedule of generally 5 days / 40-50 hours in for the most efficient workload management. Advise COO and local Directors of any and all schedule changes / irregularities.

  • Champion a positive health and safety culture

  • Utilize and support current safety programs policies and procedures, ensure location adherence to such. Proactively identify opportunities for improvement in all areas of health and safety compliance performance and training

  • Develop and suggest and integrate improved safety programs and policies and procedures

  • Workers Comp management


    • Review all workers comp incidents. Investigate and assistant in managing all individual claims. Partner with carrier and broker to ensure timely best practices are followed on each incident

    • File claims with WC provider as appropriate and act as liaison between location management and carrier

    • Maintain all proper reporting practices including CAL OSHA

    • Lead accident and incident investigation uncover root cause, develop corrective measures and track completion of corrective actions

    • Maintain excellent relationship with WC advocate (through broker) and partner for exceptional case management and resource utilization

    • Track incidents by location and type. Maintain accounting of current status of each case.



  • In coordination with HR and management, facilitate return to work program for wc and non-wc injuries.

  • Monitor location safety and risk, including food safety, health inspection preparedness, employee work practices, general cleanliness and repair and maintenance issues. Conduct monthly inspections, report on deficiencies and follow up on resolution

  • Monitor food safety certification adherence. Coordinate various classes and resources to fulfill certification goals for staff and managers

  • Track, analyze and report safety performance results and follow through with respective department managers and employees on all safety related suggestions and feedback

  • Oversee and improve safety programs including HACCP and IIPP. Provide ongoing training as necessary. Ensure adequate safety training is provided to all new hires. Ensure effective use of monthly safety training topics. Coordinate and participate in Qtrly safety meetings. Ensure location safety teams are fulfilling duties.

  • Provide Quarterly reporting to COO regarding WC performance

  • Coordinate with DOO to review and assist in managing all non-WC workplace accidents. Report to liability carrier as necessary

  • Ad Hoc reporting and projects related to employee health and safety

  • Ensure thorough and timely responses to internal and external business correspondence

  • Prepare documentation and appear in legal proceedings, as necessary

  • Timely, consistent and transparent communication to COO regarding all areas of responsibilities.

  • Create and maintain effective professional relationships with all administrative and managerial employees of Tastes on the Fly and service providers including insurance carriers and brokers.

  • Maintain excellent communication with peers and superiors, seeking guidance as needed and keeping them abreast of any issues.

  • Exude excellent time and task management skills. The position is highly autonomous and requires consistent communication, transparency, ethics, integrity, accountability and efficiency without constant supervision or direction. Organization is key.

  • Ad-Hoc tasks and projects as approved by COO

  • Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the company handbook, as directed or as trained on. Consistently represent the company well including professional appearance, communication and behavior in all work related affairs.

  • Work tenaciously to support and create a positive workplace for self and others, free from harassment, bullying, gossip, counterproductive attitudes and behaviors - constantly striving toward the best interests of the company and all of its employees.

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 Hesperian Health Guides seeks a full-time Executive/Administrative Assistant, to provide support to the Executive Director, Business Manager and several of our projects. This is an entry level position with space for growth for someone who is passionate about social justice and believes in the right to health for all.

Responsibilities include:


  • Provide support to Executive Director, including managing day to day calendar and scheduling appointments, communications with partners and other relations

  • Assist ED in scheduling, organizing, and documenting Staff and Board meetings

  • Assist ED and other staff in preparing travel and presentations for conferences and other events

  • General public relations including manage correspondence and requests for information

  • Participate actively in Hesperian’s staff meetings and organizational planning processes

  • Special projects as needed – valuing your skill set, and your interests

  • Manage recruitment and orientations for new staff, work study students, interns, and volunteers

  • Coordinate and support small events and meetings

  • Support the Business Manager in monitoring and maintaining administrative functions of the office, including fulfillment (book sales), supply acquisition and similar

  • Trouble shooting problems with office equipment

  • Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:


  • nterest or background in public health is greatly valued

  • Highly organized

  • Able to work both collaboratively and with little supervision

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent orientation to detail and ability to shift priorities quickly

  • Strong follow-through skills and ability to meet deadlines

  • Friendly, responsible, timely and reliable

  • A sense of humor, positive attitude, resourcefulness

  • French or Spanish language skills preferred

  • Excellent ability to communicate with staff, Board members, volunteers and Hesperian supporters

  • Computer skills with experience in MS Office, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive

Compensation & benefits:

Starting salary is $39,000 to $43,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits include vacation, medical, dental, and vision care. Hesperian has a family-friendly, flexible workplace.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to: Hesperian, ATTN: Executive / Project Assistant. Email: jobsearch@hesperian.orgNo phone calls, please. Hesperian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Hesperian policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed or religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. 

 

About Hesperian: 

Hesperian’s mission is to equip people with information and tools that empower them to take greater control over their health, and work together to eliminate the underlying causes of poor health. For almost 50 years, our nonprofit organization has collaborated with community health programs, practitioners, and advocates from around the world to produce effective, practical health information for communities and populations facing the greatest barriers to health. Our best-known publication, Where There Is No Doctor, has been translated into over 80 languages, with more than 3 million copies in circulation in 222 countries and territories.    Other publications address a range of health needs: environmental health; women’s health; midwifery; health worker training; early childhood development; community dentistry; support for women and children with disabilities; HIV; and occupational health and safety. Our materials are renowned for their simple writing, illustrations and the wealth of life-saving information they contain on diagnosing and treating a range of health problems, as well as addressing the underlying causes of poor health. In recent years Hesperian’s resources have become more widely available in multiple languages and digital formats including our free online HealthWiki, and our suite of women’s health apps.  

Please visit our website: www.hesperian.org 

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Responsible for overseeing and directing all Clinic operations. Ensure cost-effective, efficient management of business operations while promoting superb customer service and the highest level of professionalism among staff and physicians.

 

Essential Functions / Demands of Job Duties

 

Excellent reasoning and analytical abilities, including but not limited to ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and take action as appropriate on varied instructions, governmental regulations, insurance contracts and legal documents. Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to work cooperatively with physicians, staff, vendors, patients, and others. Able to organize, prioritize, and complete on a timely basis numerous and varied tasks.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)

 

Administration

 


  1. Establish expectations unique to each department and develop performance metrics. Regularly assess the performance of each department and hold supervisors accountable for meeting departmental expectations through evaluation and training. Department expectations

 

include, but are not limited to:

 

i. Customer Service

 

a. Quality Assurance

 

b. Strengthen and Expand Services

 

ii. Professionalism

 

a. Foster unity and cooperation between physicians

 

b. Engender mutual respect and teamwork among support staff

 

iii. Departmental Cost & Utilization of Human Capital

 

a. Assess department cost parameters and adjust accordingly

 

b. Appropriately staff departments based on objective criteria

 


  1. Evaluate and enable the board to respond to changes in the health care and dermatology market.

 


  1. Assess and determine the long-term operational and organizational needs of the Clinic.

 


  1. Manage the development of long- and short-term strategic plans with the participation of both the Executive Council and Administrative staff

 


  1. Supervise and enhance cost accounting processes and financial reporting.

 


  1. Implement needed changes in Clinic's structure, as appropriate, to ensure the Clinic meets the strategic, operational and financial objectives of the Board of Directors.

 


  1. Maintain the function and maintenance of all clinic facilities.

 


  1. Clinic liaison for banking, legal, and insurance contracting services.

 


  1. Promote the Clinic's contribution and role, both internally and externally, in contributing to the overall well-being of the community.

 


  1. Communicate to president and the Board of Directors all administrative and operating results.

 

Personnel

 


  1. Develop the agenda and take minutes for all committee and board meetings.

 


  1. Meet regularly with the supervisors.

 


  1. Oversee and maintain regular performance evaluations of associate physicians.

 


  1. Oversee and update employee performance evaluations and determine merit-based pay increases to staff based on qualitative and quantitative.

 


  1. Set salary guidelines based on market data annually.

 


  1. Ensure staff's commitment to MIAAR and prioritize outstanding patient service.

 


  1. Oversee and coordinate training and compliance with all applicable employment, anti-discrimination, workplace safety, and healthcare laws, regulations, and guidelines.

 


  1. Develop, update, and administer employment policies.

 

Special Projects I Event Planning

 


  1. Coordinate all corporate functions, including but not limited to: Open Houses, Holiday Parties, Staff Appreciation, Physician Recruitment Dinners, Physician Welcoming Dinners.

 


  1. Arrange for recognition of significant employee lifecycle events.

 

Position Requirements

 


  1. Minimum of five years of experience preferred as an Administrator.

 


  1. Minimum of five years of experience preferred with a Dermatology or single specialty group.

 


  1. Full-Time Salaried Position - evening meeting attendance required.

 


  1. Available to physicians and support staff during hours of operation.

 


  1. Master of Business Administration or Healthcare Administration required.

 


  1. Demonstrated leadership within the Healthcare industry.

 


  1. Knowledge of the current Healthcare regulations, industry climate, and other issues relating to insurance contracting issues.

 


  1. Skilled in organizational dynamics, including work team structures.

 


  1. Strength in personnel management and interpersonal communication.

 


  1. Overall general management and organization skills.

 


  1. Possesses effective verbal and written communication skills.

 


  1. Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and familiar with various computer software systems.

 


  1. Experience in various forms of Clinic promotion and external relations.

 


  1. Experience and understanding with various IT systems as related to a medical practice (i.e. electronic health record, practice management software, quick books, social media, on-line patient surveys)

 


  1. Operational experience and skills.

 


  1. Knowledge and experience in organizational growth and expansion.

 


  1. Strong financial management skills.

 


  1. Proven leadership ability.

 

Personal Characteristics

 


  1. Results-oriented, confident, credible and reliable.

 


  1. A management style that reduces conflict, fosters unity, motivates and empowers individuals and groups to reach their potential.

 


  1. Ability to prioritize and timely follow-through on organizational needs.

 


  1. Visionary with a broad sense of the whole system.

 


  1. Ability to assess employee strengths with position assignment and promotion commensurate with ability.

 


  1. Strong communication skills; openness, personable, articulate.

 


  1. Team-orientation, effective delegation of responsibilities.

 


  1. Self-directed; problem-solving capabilities.

 


  1. Sensitivity to implications of organizational change, caring, approachable.

 


  1. Excellent judgment and objectivity.

 


  1. Ability to provide transparency and equal attention to all shareholders.

 


  1. Understands Self-Managed Work Team organizational dynamics.

 


  1. Strong social skills, ability to interface and relate easily to all levels of employees.

 


  1. High level of commitment and loyalty.

 


  1. High integrity.

 


  1. Displays strong value system which aligns with the values of MIAAR.

 


  1. Commitment to maintain the mission of MIAAR and retain its independence and market relevance.

 

Benefits Available:

 

6 Paid Holidays

 

Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance (after 30 days of employment)

 

401 (k) (after one year of service)

 

Employee Corporate Discount Program

 

PTO (Paid Time Off)

 

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  Chief Medical Officer 

Full-time with excellent benefit package!

About Us: 

Davis Street Community Center helps low-income families of San Leandro and surrounding communities by providing a comprehensive services that assist clients with their financial, physical, and mental well-being. Davis Street programs include a Primary Care Clinic providing medical, dental and behavioral health services; food and clothing; subsidized child care; housing and utility assistance and referrals; five childcare centers; and programs for individuals with development disabilities.  

Position Summary: 

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is responsible for overseeing clinic operations, patient care services, and clinic providers to ensure quality outcomes. The CMO also maintain center policies, procedures and protocols and assist in strengthening provider productivity, recruiting, strategic planning, and ensuring compliance with FQHC regulations.  

Responsibilities:

· Manage clinic operations and clinic staff, including physicians and nurse practitioners. · Administer the work of the health services for the clinic. · Work in coordination with the CEO, Controller and Board of Directors in budget planning and implementation. · Provide indirect patient care through collaboration with providers by phone or in person and be available for consultation by electronic communication at all times. · Review and manage all practice protocols and clinic policies and procedures. · Review medical records as requested by providers for quality care and treatment issues. · Ensures patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations. · Initiate and develop special programs to meet the needs of the community including diabetes, asthma or other chronic disease management programs. · Provide direct leadership for Quality Assurance, Utilization Review and Medical Advisory Committees. · Travel outside the office to attend meetings during and after work hours; must have a current valid license with a clean driving record. · Conducts peer review, credentialing and reviews policies at least annually. 

Qualifications

 Medical Degree from an accredited Medical School and subsequent family practice residency training program, preferred.

 · Experience as a CMO or Medical Director in a Medi-Cal or Medicaid managed care health plan, or community-based health care system preferred.

 · 7 years clinical experience working in an ambulatory care setting with adults and children preferred.

 · 5 years supervisory experience of other clinical staff including providers. · Work experience in an FQHC or similar safety net health care environment preferred.

 · Excellent leadership skills to provide strategic planning. · Outstanding clinician with strong clinical references.

 · Team Player as demonstrated through supporting staff, mentoring staff, demonstrating mutual respect and acknowledging staff value.

 · Excellent verbal and business written communication skills (both for clinicians and non-clinicians).

 · Ability to handle varying situations with tact and diplomacy.

 · Ability to mentor and develop his/her direct reports and their teams.

 · The CMO must inform the CEO and, if necessary, the Board of Directors, if she/he believes their clinical decision-making ability is being adversely hindered by administrative or financial considerations. 

Licenses and Credentials: 

· Valid and unrestricted license by the Medical Board of CA to practice medicine in the state of California. 

· American Medical Specialty Board certification (family practice, internal medicine preferred). 

· Valid DEA license.

· Admitting privileges to a hospital to ensure needed services.    

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Redwood Pain Institute is looking for an Advanced Practice Provider who is or is committed to becoming, an expert and leader in care for patients with chronic pain and related neurological conditions.

Today, the specialty of pain management is exploding with opportunities to help our patients. At Redwood Pain Institute, we carefully establish the right diagnosis; coordinate the care of many involved providers, offer minimally invasive interventions, and place implanted devices (neuromodulation) for pain. We also safely manage medications for the treatment of symptoms related to chronic pain.

The role of the Advanced Practice Provider is central to the patient experience and to their clinical outcomes. We provide diagnostic and treatment skills including interventional procedures (some with ultrasound guidance), management of implanted devices, and care coordination. There are abundant clinical research opportunities and teaching opportunities in our organization. We strongly support continuing education and professional development for all of our staff.

Redwood Pain Institute was formed by. Eric Grigsby in 2017 and is part of Neurovations, a patient care and innovation company founded in 1992. Neurovations provides the best care for every patient we see- every day. Today, we are a national leader in medical device and pharmaceutical innovation, clinical research, pain, and neuroscience education, and community health through our non-profit Foundation, HealthRoots.Our unwavering mission is to inspire hope and to contribute to the health and well-being of our patients and communities through integrated clinical practice, research, and education.

Job Summary

Advanced Practice Provider, with the supervision of a physician, provides a continuum of care to the chronic pain patient. The Mid-level provider performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage acute and chronic pain focused on a full range of treatment options and avoidance of drug dependencies.

Job Responsibilities

Conducts thorough medical histories, performs complete physical examinations, and initiates appropriate lab and radiology testing required for evaluation of illness.

Assess the patient’s current health status and develops a medical diagnosis and treatment plan, with a direct review of a physician.

Prescribe appropriate oral, transdermal and Intrathecal medications. Counsels patients on drug side effects and hazards and concurrent use of alcohol and other medications.

Performs routine procedure therapeutic procedures we train on including trigger point injections, ITMSrefills and reprogramming, spinal stimulation analysis and reprogramming, ITMS aspiration and evaluation of peripheral nerve injections and surgical wound care.

Educates patients regarding their disease and treatment. Counsels on preventive health maintenance topics such as diet, weight, and smoking.

Assists with record keeping and completes appropriate medical charts.

Identifies potential candidates for clinical research trials and coordinates with the clinical research coordinator on presenting options to patients.

Refers patients to physicians or to specialized health resources, as appropriate.

Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior. Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to outstanding patient care.

Other duties, as required.

Experience

Relevant one-year experience preferred

License/Certification/Registration

CA RN (Required)

Active DEA (Required)

CA driver's license (Required)

RN

NP

About Santa Rosa

Enjoy all of life’s greatest indulgences- wine, food, relaxation, and adventure- can be experienced all at once in the Sonoma Valley! One of the top Wine Country destinations in the world, this small slice of heaven is home to wineries and quaint towns. Dabble in Michelin-Star restaurants, fantastic food trucks or locally sourced cuisines. Experience music festivals to gallery openings to historic exhibitions. Santa Rosa is bursting at the seams with things to do!

-Experience near-perfect weather with over 260 days of sunshine!

-Take in stunning sunsets while enjoying a quiet river walk, soar over the vineyards in a hot air balloon ride or hike among the majestic oaks- Napa has something for both the young and old alike!

-Lovers of nature can bike along a well-worn mountain trail, golfers can hit the greens at one of the many PGA championship golf courses and foodies can indulge in the finest cuisines.

-Close proximity to San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento providing access to the most sophisticated cultural opportunities in the world!

-Nationally recognized and award-winning California Distinguished public and private schools in the area

-Travel stress-free with 3 international airports to choose from offering direct flights to London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris, Beijing and many more!

Our unwavering mission is to inspire hope and to contribute to the health and well-being of our patients and communities through integrated clinical practice, research, and education.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $110,000.00 /year

Experience:


  • nursing: 1 year (Preferred)

  • EMR systems: 1 year (Preferred)

License:


  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Preferred)

Work Location:


  • One location

Benefits:


  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • Parental leave

  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:


  • Monday to Friday

  • 8 Hour Shift

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FEMALES AGAINST VIOLENCE PROGRAM SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR, FULL TIME POSITION DESCRIPTION AND JOB ANNOUNCEMENT  

Union Position   Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. (Horizons), established in 1965, is a community-based organization located in the Mission District, and offers substance abuse prevention, treatment, employment, mental health and gender specific services, for Latino and other youth of color, ages 12 to 26, and their families, residing in the Mission District and the city and county of San Francisco.     

Position Title:  Females Against Violence Senior Program Coordinator  

Reports To:  (Interim) Program Director, Treatment and Gender-Specific Programs   

Program Summary: Females Against Violence (FAV) Program is gender-specific, peer leadership program aimed at empowering young women to create change within themselves and in their community. The program is offered via 2, 6-month cohorts for at-risk Latina and other young women of color, ages 14-24 years old. Program components include leadership training and development, case management, and campaign organizing and development. The evidenced based Xinatchli curriculum, rooted in indigenous principles of a young woman’s interconnections to family, community, nation is coupled with project-based, peer-led, experiential learning (trainings, activities, outings, workshops, speakers) focused on gendered violence, bias, norms, and systems of power and oppression. The leadership component, focused on TAY youth, combines teachings from Xinatchli and the Community Action Model to create an organizing process to develop leadership capacity and personal responsibility to the community; thereby training youth to serve as peer mentors, leaders, and advocates for other girls and develop effective campaign and organizing efforts. Wrap around services offered include substance use counseling, mental health therapy, case management, and family involvement.    

· Coordinate the delivery of the FAV program according to the approved workplan and scope of services including but not limited to: outreach and recruitment, orientations, intakes and assessments, intervention and peer education strategies, peer leadership, life skills, culturally affirming activities and events, campaigns and other related services.  

· Offer wrap-around and support services including substance abuse/mental health counseling, case management, etc. 

· Develop and implement program curricula and training materials. 

· Facilitate trainings, workshops and organize outings, and presentations. 

· Support youth-led production of program materials, brochures, and flyers. 

· Cultivate ongoing working relationship with appropriate community and government organizations, e.g., SFUSD Wellness Center Coordinators and Community Health Outreach Workers, etc. to recruit and enroll a full caseload of youth and waitlist in case youth cannot continue.  

· Act as an advocate for the FAV Program clients and their families, to ensure access to services. 

· Communicate regularly with clients and their families regarding program participation, issues, concerns, etc. 

· Network and participate in external community committees to promote, represent, and develop partnerships, collaborations, linkages, etc., to support FAV clients in achieving their goals. 

· Coordinate (with clients) evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of the delivery of curricula, intervention and peer education training, and the success of school presentations.  · Participate in clinical meetings, trainings, and bi-weekly supervision with Clinical Director. 

· Prepare monthly internal reports detailing progress, success, challenges, barriers, etc. 

· Collect and input accurate client attendance and service data into the CMS system/database.  

· Attend all Agency, program, funding source and other stakeholder meetings, trainings, etc.  

· Performs other related duties as assigned by the Program Dirctor.   

· Undergraduate degree in psychology, women’s or ethnic studies and/or a closely related field, and/or comparable experience to meet this requirement (2+ years). 

· Minimum of 3 years of experience working with at risk Latina and other young women of color who have been identified with risk factors for delinquency that could result in juvenile/criminal justice system.  

· Direct knowledge regarding youth development and empowerment principles, intervention strategies, best practices (promising, community, and evidence based) in serving high at risk youth, behavior modification, harm reduction, etc.  

· Experience with conducting intakes and assessments, case planning, crisis intervention, conflict de-escalation and resolution, and anger management, etc. 

· Experience providing case management services for at risk young women of color. 

· Extensive knowledge of intervention strategies, sexual assault, domestic violence a must.   

· Strong communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.  

· Knowledge of current trends affecting young women and available resources within San Francisco city and county. 

· Computer skills (e.g., Macintosh, Word, Excel). 

· Public speaking and multimedia presentation experience. 

· Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple competing deadlines/tasks in a fast paced environment.  

· Able to maintain confidential, accurate, and complete records. 

· Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. 

· Complete a Department of Justice background check and TB test and provide results before start date.  

· If in recovery, must be clean and sober for a minimum of 2 years.   

· This is a full-time, permanent position after successful completion of a 6-month probation period. Eligible for benefits (medical, dental, vision plan, accidental life and AD&D insurance) on the 1st of the month following 1 full month of continuous employment. Other benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The hourly wage ranges from $19.76-$22.89.   

:  Open Until Filled   

Submit cover letter and resume to: Vilma Herrera, Program Assistant, via email at vherrera@horizons-sf.org, or via mail to: 440 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110.   

Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Women and People Of Color Are Encouraged To Apply.   Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.      

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Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Position Summary:

Full-Time position available for our Vancouver Delaware Medical Clinic. The Health Center Administrator, under the direction of the Regional Vice President of Medical Operations, is responsible for the overall operations, the day-to-day management and financial viability of the medical clinic, including the collaborative and functional integration of other members of the Clinical Care Team. In collaboration with the Medical Director, the Health Center Administrator is responsible for the implementation of the organization?s personnel, departmental and other relevant policies and procedures. The Health Center Administrator assists with the financial planning and budgeting for the clinic, and is responsible for marketing the clinic services, and for developing collaborative working relationships with other community programs and agencies.

Qualifications/Education:


  • Graduated from an accredited college or university. Three to five years of experience may be substituted for formal education.


  • A minimum of one-year experience in a hospital or ambulatory health care setting is required.


  • Completion of a postgraduate course in hospital administration or medical care administration is highly desirable.


  • Prior knowledgeable and experience regarding insurance programs, coverage and coding is preferred in order to answer.


  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, not required.


What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it?s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24-27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Harshiem Ross, VP of Operations Regional at HarshiemRoss@seamarchc.org

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Re-posted 06/13/2019

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Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Health Services Administrator to join our team of healthcare professionals at the Erie County Prison in Erie, PA.

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:


  • Annual review with performance increase

  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Dental and Vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement saving plans

  • Company-paid short-term disability

  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

The Health Services Administrator consults with the Regional Manager or designee regarding routine institutional issues of an administrative nature, discussing issues of a complex or unusual clinical nature involving patient management with the Wexford Health Medical Director.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Health Services Administrator is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the institution’s overall health care delivery system by:


  1. Acting as a liaison between Health Services and the institutional administration, department heads and subordinates, as well as with the Corporate Office.

  2. Monitoring the delivery of health services in coordination with medical records, nursing, lab, x-ray, etc. as it pertains to the facility.

  3. Adhering to institutional policies and procedures to comply with administrative directives of the facility.

  4. Monitoring all health service contract activity.

  5. Monitoring of the institutional health services budget with the Wexford Health Regional Manager.

  6. Supervising requisition of supplies and equipment, or overseeing such activities to assure appropriate availability.

  7. Maintaining Health Care Unit property and equipment control records as required.

  8. Developing and maintaining medical and office supply PAR levels while overseeing the routine maintenance of perpetual inventories of medical supplies.

  9. Coordinating the review and approval of all facility vendor health-related billings.

  10. Adhering to the corrective eyewear policy while ensuring timely distribution of corrective eyewear.  

  11. Approving monthly statistical reports and ensuring timely submission.

  12. Conducting periodic department health and staff meetings, and attending facility meetings and training as required.

  13. Providing for the routine meetings and functions required by administrative directives, including Quality Assurance, Chronic Clinics, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Health Care Unit Staff Meetings. Submit meeting minutes as appropriate.

  14. Directing orientation to the facility, the institution, and in-service educational programs for health service staff, to comply with the facility, ACA and NCCHC standards, as applicable.

  15. Working jointly with the facility training staff to ensure that appropriate training in CPR and First Aid is available to comply with the facility and Wexford policy.

  16. Performing personnel functions, and supervising the performance of contract staff, to include staff adherence to job descriptions, conducting annual evaluations, recommending and administering employee discipline, etc.

  17. Assisting in recruitment of qualified health services staff in conjunction with the Corporate Human Resources department.  Participate in interviewing and hiring of contract staff, and approving final selection of new employees.

  18. Facilitating the resolution of health care unit personnel issues or complaints, and/or directly intervening in problem areas to ensure prompt resolution.

  19. Scheduling and/or approving all leave time (vacation, personal business, sick, training, meetings, etc.) and compiling monthly administrative and clinical schedules in a timely and accurate manner.

  20. Assisting in confidential maintenance and safekeeping of all medical records and information.

  21. Evaluating and responding to Corporate Risk Management Department inquiries, complaints or grievances by patients.

  22. Actively participating and assisting in maintaining all ACA standards.  Resolving audit findings by the development, implementation and monitoring of corrective action plans.

  23. Overseeing interactions with medical specialists.  Supervise scheduling of patients for outside appointments.  Work with the Medical Director to assure successful coordination of collegial review and Utilization Management process.

  24. Attending facility HSA/Medical Director meetings, or other activities as scheduled.

  25. Complying with all institutional security regulations and codes of conduct.

  26. Coordinating staffing issues with union representatives, as appropriate and performing labor relations functions.

  27. Performing other duties as assigned.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.  Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

 

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: Current state RN license preferred.

CERTIFICATION:


  • Current CPR certification

  • CCHP preferred.

EDUCATION:


  • Post-secondary education required, preferably in a health care related field. 

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum Three (3) years administrative experience preferably in a health care setting.

EOE/M/F/D/V


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Registered Nurse (Inpatient Mental Health)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

11/12/2019 to 11/25/2019

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

VN 00

  • ##### Salary

$61,493 to $128,352 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

San Antonio, TX

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

Our facility is seeking a Registered Nurse who possess goodorganizational skills which enable timely completion of work, ademonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centeredprogram, and the ability to establish effective communication withpatients, families, visitors, and interdisciplinary team members.

This position is located at the Audie L. Murphy VAMC, in SanAntonio, Texas.

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Responsibilities

The Inpatient Mental Health Registered Nurse is directly responsibleand accountable to the Nurse Manager (NM) and Assistant NurseManager (ANM). The RN provides direct patient care, directs andassigns ancillary staff to perform patient care, and ensures thedelivery of recovery-oriented nursing care. This RN demonstratescompetence, including specialized knowledge, skills and abilities incaring for a variety of Inpatient Mental Health patients.

Duties include but are not limited to:

-Provides structure and maintains a safe therapeutic milieu andrecovery-oriented environment to all patients.-Thoroughly assesses the physical and mental health needs ofassigned patients to include newly admitted patients and dischargingpatients.-Ensures detailed, current and comprehensive documentation iscontained in the patient medical record and other pertinentrecords.-Administers medications and procedures as established in policiesand guidelines.-Communicates with different departments for requisition ofsupplies.-Reports faulty equipment to facilitate request for work orders.-Recognizes emergency situations and demonstrates effective actionin emergencies.-Influences care outcomes, coordinates and collaborates with theInterdisciplinary team to develop and revise patient-centered planof care.-Supports Recovery-oriented Inpatient Care by improving therapeuticenvironment and conducting daily groups.-Leads Code Greens within the facility, manages psychiatricemergencies, and intervenes utilizing the therapeutic principles ofPrevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) whenclinically indicated.-Serves as preceptor to new RNs following orientation checklist andfacilitating learning of assigned duties and designatedcompetencies.-Assists in analysis and interpretation of performance improvementand performance measure data, and assists with the development ofpolicies, protocols, procedures, and unit guidelines.-Participates and promotes the Pathway to Excellence-Performs other duties as assigned by NM/ANM.-Performs Charge Nurse/Organizer role by:


  • Functioning independently and demonstrating ability to organize,oversee, delegate, and ensure fair distribution of assessedneeds to other members of the interdisciplinary team and peers.

  • Coordinating unit schedules with NM/ANM/NOD to ensure adequatestaffing coverage utilizing the Nursing Hours per Patient Day(NHPPD).

  • Generating essential reports for organized and smooth unitoperations.

  • Implementing "buddy system" to float staff on the InpatientMental Health Units.

  • Assuming responsibility and accountability for the day to dayoperation and patient flow of the Inpatient Mental Health Units.

Work Schedule: Rotating shifts depending on the needs of theunitFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

  • #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by theappropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one ofthe following accrediting bodies at the time the program wascompleted by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission forEducation in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on CollegiateNursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreignschools of professional nursing, possession of current, full,active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirementof graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursingdegree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professionalnursing registration constitutes the completion of an approvedcourse of study of professional nursing. Students should submitthe certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX tothe VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VAHandbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates offoreign schools of professional nursing, possession of acurrent, full, active and unrestricted registration will meetthe requirement for graduation from an approved school ofprofessional nursing.- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as agraduate professional nurse in a State, Territory orCommonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or theDistrict of Columbia.

Preferred Experience:-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-2 to 3 Years of RN Mental Health Inpatient Unit experience

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met indetermining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,the level within a grade:- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma inNursing, with no additional nursing practice/experiencerequired.- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADNor Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related fieldwith no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor'sof Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursingpractice/experience.- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR anADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a relatedfield and approximately 1-2 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years ofnursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing(MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursingpractice/experience.- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and aBachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree innursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year'sof nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursingor meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoraldegree in a related field with no additional nursingpractice/experience required.- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); ModerateCarrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (4-6 hours); Pulling handover hand (4-6 hours); Pushing (4-6 hours); Reaching above shoulder;Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (2hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing,legs only (2 hours); Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legsrequired; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 inthe other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aidpermitted); Sitting (8 hours per day); Simple Grasping (2-4 hoursper day); Fine Manipulation (4-6 hours, includes keyboarding perday); Twisting (4-6 hours per day); Mental and Emotional Stability.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and NurseAnesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly payperiod.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional StandardsBoard in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed forthis vacancy.

Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experienceis of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the followingfour dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development,Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice hascriteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHANursing Personnel.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:


  • VA Form 10-2850a

  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists canbe found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.Required at time of application.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.- Cover Letter- DD-214/ Statement of Service- Disability Letter (Schedule A)- Disability Letter (VA)- License- OF-306- VA Form 10-2850a- Other (2)- Other (3)- Resume- SF-15- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action- Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on11/25/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10653897.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

Mallory Alvarado

Phone

210-617-5300 X17972

Email

MALLORY.ALVARADO@VA.GOV

Address

Audie L Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital7400 Merton Minter BoulevardSan Antonio, TX 78229US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551488500. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Summary

VISN 23 Mental Health Programs are equally as diverse as the Network; with basic and specialty mental health services provided at all access points through a combination of VA, non-VA, Department of Defense (DoD), and telemental health resources. The overarching goal is to improve access and capacity by filling gaps in mental health clinical services, as well as elevate all mental health services to state-of-the-art practices based on evidence-based knowledge and research.

Responsibilities

The selectee will function as the Medical Director of the Mental Health Service Line for VISN 23 Mental Health services, foundational to the VHA mission. The selectee reports to the Director, Mental Health Service Line and has overall responsibility and authority for planning, organizing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the operations of VISN 23 mental health services. The selectee effectively contributes to the VA and the Network's strategic objectives by developing, implementing, and coordinating programs, in addition to working with and through mental health leaders and health care system management at all VISN 23 sites. He/she effectively leads the organization toward achieving stated VISN/VHA program goals, in support of the VHA Mental Health Strategic Plan and in concert with VHA and VISN 23 Strategic and Performance Measurement plans. Work Schedule: Administrative Days, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Eagan, MN, however, may consider virtual within a VISN 23 facility for hightly qualified candidates.

Telework: May be available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

PCS Expenses: Not authorized

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/11/2019. 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. 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: 3-5 years of experience in supervisory and clinical leadership positions is preferred. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelor's degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years 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: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. 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. 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. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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Job Description


 TRINITY HEALTH OF NEW ENGLAND AT HOME - Administrator, Full Time (Regional MA & CT) | Stafford Springs, CT | Trinity Health


About Trinity Health Of New England At Home


Trinity Health Of New England At Home serves patients and their loved ones in-home nursing, physical/occupational/speech therapies, social work and other services. With a pioneering new care model and strategy, we are shaping the future of healthcare and empowering patients. A Catholic, Mission-driven, non-profit organization, we are affiliated with St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center of the Trinity Health Of New England health system and are part of Trinity Health At Home. Trinity Health At Home (THAH) is a National Health Ministry of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the United States. Trinity Health At Home and our family of home care and hospice agencies provide Mission-driven, people-centered care in communities throughout nine states. We are recognized for our alternative services programs to support patients with complex disease management needs. Trinity Health At Home is committed to providing exceptional, people-centered care in the most sacred place: home.


 


Benefits:


Along with our first-rate comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, pension and 403(b), life insurance, short/long term disability, generous Paid Time Off; we offer our employees tuition reimbursement for continuous learning opportunities and provide them with all the necessary tools and resources to perform their role to the fullest.


 


This is a full time, regional position providing support in both the West Springfield, MA and Farmington, CT offices.


 


Requirement of this position include:



  • Working and current knowledge of various State and Federal regulations including Medicare Conditions of Participation for hospice and home health agencies, and state licensing regulations for hospice.

  • Able to apply a thorough knowledge of hospice and home health care delivery models and relevant financial acumen.

  • Master’s degree in Business or public health or administration or a related field or comparable experience, with a concentration of study in health services administration and at least 1 year of supervisory or administrative experience in a health care facility/program which included care of the sick; OR

  • A bachelors degree in nursing with an active license to practice nursing in this state and at least two (2) years supervisory or administrative experience in a health care facility/program with included care of the sick; OR

  • A bachelors degree in administration with a concentration of study in health services administration and at least two (2) years' supervisory or administrative experience in a health care facility/program which included care of the sick;

  • Minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in health care administration with a minimum of five years of experience in direct home health/hospice operations/management/leadership is required.

  • Must possess proven leadership skills, strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills, and a commitment to the principles and practice of hospice and home health services.

  • Significant management experience in hospice and home care operations with P&L responsibility, business development, and operational and clinical compliance.

  • Travel is required.

  • Ability to consistently demonstrate commitment to the mission and Organizational Code of Ethics, and adhere to the Compliance Program.



Company Description

Trinity Health At Home is recognized as a provider of choice for home care and hospice care, serving through several agencies across the country. With its own 24/7/365 Virtual Care Center and exclusive, integrated Home Care ConnectTM remote monitoring technology, Trinity Health At Home patients benefit from 24-7 monitoring in real-time and are empowered to achieve healthcare goals and avoid preventable ER visits and hospitalizations.

Trinity Health At Home agencies provide care 24/7, assigning consistent, highly-trained caregivers and offering specialized programs such as palliative care, cardiac/congestive heart failure, fall prevention, low vision, wound care and others. With new strategy and vision, we are rapidly growing and serving more people who need us.

Trinity Health At Home serves communities in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, California, Maryland, Connecticut, and Massachusetts


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Summary

VISN 23 Mental Health Programs are equally as diverse as the Network; with basic and specialty mental health services provided at all access points through a combination of VA, non-VA, Department of Defense (DoD), and telemental health resources. The overarching goal is to improve access and capacity by filling gaps in mental health clinical services, as well as elevate all mental health services to state-of-the-art practices based on evidence-based knowledge and research.

Responsibilities

The selectee will function as the Medical Director of the Mental Health Service Line for VISN 23 Mental Health services, foundational to the VHA mission. The selectee reports to the Director, Mental Health Service Line and has overall responsibility and authority for planning, organizing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the operations of VISN 23 mental health services. The selectee effectively contributes to the VA and the Network's strategic objectives by developing, implementing, and coordinating programs, in addition to working with and through mental health leaders and health care system management at all VISN 23 sites. He/she effectively leads the organization toward achieving stated VISN/VHA program goals, in support of the VHA Mental Health Strategic Plan and in concert with VHA and VISN 23 Strategic and Performance Measurement plans. The incumbent's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Developing, coordinating, reviewing and evaluating VISN-wide mental health programs, policies and procedures Maintaining and improving the operations of network mental health services Providing oversight of mental health administrative and clinical programmatic resources Monitoring outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process Ensuring facility reporting effectiveness and monitoring achievement of mental health performance measures. Overseeing the implementation of mental health services and mental health hiring initiatives, as well as annual budgetary requests and tracking, and submission of grants and proposals for MH funding. Work Schedule: M-F Administrative Days; 8 a.m-4:30 p.m

Telework: May be eligible; to be discussed during interview process

Virtual Position: This position is located in Eagan, MN. Virtual location may be considered within VISN 23 for highly qualified candidates.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

PCS Expenses: Not authorized

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/11/2019. 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. Education. Candidates must meet one of the following:(1) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program approved by COAMFTE, (2) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a MFT program from a regionally accredited institution, OR, (3) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in a comparable mental health degree (Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, and Psychiatry) that meets the current VA qualification standard of that profession. Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to MFT positions in the GS-0101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted MFT license to independently practice marriage and family therapy in a State. English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005 Grade Determinations:

GS-14 Marriage and Family Therapist Program Manager Leadership Assignments (Care Line Manager/VISN/National) (a) Experience, Education, and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements above, incumbent must possess completion of 1 year of progressively responsible assignments and experience at the GS-13 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities below that are directly related to the specific assignment.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to meeting the KSAs for GS-13level, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: Advanced knowledge and skill in management/administration of multidisciplinary mental health programs at complex facilities and/or across multiple sites which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Demonstrated global knowledge of mental health counseling practice to develop, maintain, and oversee programs in all settings. Ability to provide consultation on policy implementation, qualification standards, counseling practice, and competency with medical center director, VISN, or national program managers that are consistent with organizational goals and objectives. Advanced knowledge of evidence-based practices and mental health practice guidelines in multiple professional areas, and the ability to use these resources to guide the program staff in providing appropriate treatment interventions. Ability to influence high level officials in adoption of, and conformance to, performance measures, monitors, and other policy guidelines. Preferred Experience: 3-5 years of experience in supervisory and clinical leadership positions. Assignments. Serving as a care line manager or at the VISN level. A care line manager is assigned to manage, direct, and oversee complex treatment programs within the medical center. Supervisory responsibilities cover multiple disciplines that may be separated geographically or in multi-division facilities. They have responsibility for staffing, work assignments, budget, clinical services provided and admission criteria for the program, day-to-day program operation, and all reporting requirements. Leadership positions at the VISN or national level are characterized by their scope, level of complexity, significant impact on VHA mission, significant importance to the VISN, etc. They direct a mental health, behavioral science, other patient care program component at the VISN or national level or direct organizational development at the national level. Duties are exercised with wide latitude, autonomy, and independence. They have delegated authority to determine long range work plans and assure that implementation of the goals and objectives are carried out. They may serve as consultants to other management officials in the field, VISN, or national level. References: VA Handbook 5005/101 Marriage and Family Therapist Qualification Standard Appendix G44. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some lifting (10-20 lbs.) occasionally. Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding (4-7 hours per day); Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day); Standing (up to 8 hours per day); Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sighted and far sighted vision; Hearing Aid permitted. Must be mentally and emotionally stable.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position may be filled by a Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Social Worker. This position is advertised on separate USA jobs announcements. 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. 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. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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Registered Nurse- Women Veterans Health Clinic

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

11/20/2019 to 12/04/2019

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

VN 00

  • ##### Salary

$57,127 to $108,583 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

Martinsburg, WV 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

This position is under the Ambulatory Care section of NursingService with the Martinsburg VAMC.

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Responsibilities

The registered nurse is a professional who has completed thenecessary educational preparations in order to: engage in primaryhealth care decision making; obtain competencies and skills forassessing physical and psychosocial health/illness status ofindividuals, families and groups; promote health maintenance andprotection against disease; and, manage the care of women Veteranswithin the scope of preparation and accountability.

The register nurse will take an active role in assisting theprovider with development of Outreach services and programs, andinteracting with the community to promote and enroll Women Veteransfor improved health outcomes and wellness.

The Registered Nurse adheres to established policies, standards ofcare, PACT protocols, and standards of practice; demonstratesleadership when providing nursing care; and serves as a role modelwhen assigned as team leader or charge nurse under the supervisionof the Nurse Manager, coordinator or designee.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, with extendedhours on TuesdayFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

  • #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

  • Must hold current/ valid American Heart Association Basic LifeSupport card

  • All VA properties are now a smoke and vape free environment

  • All employees of the Martinsburg VA medical facility are deemedto be providing critical services. Incumbents of these positionsare required to be at work regardless of emergency situations orany general dismissal authorization.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by theappropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one ofthe following accrediting bodies at the time the program wascompleted by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission forEducation in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on CollegiateNursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreignschools of professional nursing, possession of current, full,active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirementof graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursingdegree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professionalnursing registration constitutes the completion of an approvedcourse of study of professional nursing. Students should submitthe certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX tothe VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VAHandbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates offoreign schools of professional nursing, possession of acurrent, full, active and unrestricted registration will meetthe requirement for graduation from an approved school ofprofessional nursing.- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as agraduate professional nurse in a State, Territory orCommonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or theDistrict of Columbia.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met indetermining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,the level within a grade:- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma inNursing, with no additional nursing practice/experiencerequired.- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADNor Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related fieldwith no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor'sof Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursingpractice/experience.- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR anADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a relatedfield and approximately 1-2 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years ofnursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing(MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursingpractice/experience.- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and aBachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree innursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year'sof nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursingor meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoraldegree in a related field with no additional nursingpractice/experience required.- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's of nursingpractice/experience.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found inthe local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over;Straight pulling (4 hours); Pulling hand over hand (4 hrs); Pushing(4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both handsrequired; Walking (8 hour); Standing (8 hours); Repeated bending (4hours); Both legs required *one leg or foot may be Compensated byprosthesis; 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 theother; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted);Hearing without aid; Emotional stability under stress; Ability toread with one eye and ability to read typewritten material, glassespermitted.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and NurseAnesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly payperiod.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional StandardsBoard in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed forthis vacancy.

Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experienceis of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the followingfour dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development,Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice hascriteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHANursing Personnel.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:


  • VA Form 10-2850a

  • Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support card

  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists canbe found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.This form is required at the time the applicant submitsapplication. Failure to submit the 10-2850a Application for Nursesand Nurse Anesthetists will lead to the applicant being ineligiblefor further consideration for this vacancy.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.- Cover Letter- DD-214/ Statement of Service- Disability Letter (Schedule A)- Disability Letter (VA)- License- VA Form 10-2850a- Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support card- Resume- SF-15- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action- Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on12/04/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10660911.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

TAMARA LLOYD

Phone

304-263-0811 X3708

Email

TAMARA.LLOYD@VA.GOV

Address

Martinsburg VA Medical Center510 Butler AvenueMartinsburg, WV 25405US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552303100. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Summary

The Outpatient Mental Health Therapist (Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor) independently provides clinical psychosocial and case management services at an advanced practice level to eligible Veterans and their family members to meet biological, psychological, social, and environmental needs

Responsibilities

Veterans treated come primarily from the John J. Pershing catchment area. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. Services are provided in the John J. Pershing VAMC outpatient mental health clinic. The incumbent is required to interact not only with the patient but also family, significant others, community agencies and other staff. Duties will include, but not limited to the following: Interviews Clients and Conducts Psychosocial Assessments Makes Psychosocial Diagnoses Plans effective treatment and documents comprehensive treatment plans. Implements evidence based treatment (CPT, PE, ACT, CBT, IPTD, IBCT) in individuals and group psychotherapy. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/26/2019.

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. Education: Master's degree in mental health counseling, or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED Licensure: Individual must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice mental health counseling, which includes diagnosis and treatment English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English. Exception. VHA may waive the licensure or certification requirement for persons who are otherwise qualified, pending completion of state prerequisites for licensure/certification examinations. This exception only applies up to the full performance level. For grade levels above the full performance level, the candidate must be licensed or certified May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation). Preferred Experience: A minimum of three years experience in offering evidence based psychotherapy in an outpatient clinic setting Grade Determinations:

GS-11 Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Full Performance Level) In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least 1 year of post-master's degree mental health counseling experience; OR In addition to the basic requirements, a doctoral degree in mental health counseling, or a related field may be substituted for the required 1 year of professional mental health counseling experience. In addition must demonstrate : 1. Ability to make professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendation for treatment planning and implementation. 2. Advanced knowledge and mastery of the fundamentals of the counseling process which includes defining patient/family problems and maintaining an effective counseling relationship.

  1. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the counseling process within various specialty areas, build on the foundation of competence through regular meetings and discussions to explain assignments, review progress of cases and confer about the counseling perspectives and orientation. 4. Ability to provide complex crisis intervention and stabilization to patients who are in psychological distress. 5. Ability to establish goals/treatment through a collaborative process with the patient utilizing advanced counseling skills, including evidenced-based practices and screening/assessment. 6. Ability to use a wide variety of individual, group, or familial counseling interventions; demonstrates sensitivity to diversity and possesses multicultural counseling skills. 7. Ability to fully utilize the current DSM in making diagnoses and formulation of treatment goals and application of appropriate clinical intervention using professional counseling practices. References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G39, SOCIAL WORKER QUALIFICATION STANDARD The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-11. Physical Requirements: Use word processing software to execute several office automation functions. Requires incumbent to possess or develop an understanding of the particular needs of middle age or older patients. Sensitivity to the special needs of all patients in respect to age, developmental requirements, and culturally related factors must be consistently achieved

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

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. 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. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Mental Health

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

04/04/2019 to 04/03/2020

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

VN 00

  • ##### Salary

$74,189 to $123,674 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

Rockford, IL

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for thisposition, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirementsand submit your application within four months of appointment. Thefinal award amount and eligibility period (one to five years) isdetermined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information.

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Responsibilities

A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for highlyqualified candidates.

The Mental Health NP assists with the total care of the patient'smedical needs by performing history and physical exams, orderingappropriate lab tests, and evaluating those tests, to ensure qualitycare of the patient. This will also include providing preventivemedicine services, managing chronic disease problems and providingoutpatient follow-up as needed.


  • Assists in the preparation of the patient to include, but not belimited to, teaching, accumulating data and medical problems,and as needed, presenting patient-centered discussion of themedical problems with his/her supervising physician.

  • Responsible for maintaining medical record entries which reflectthe patient's healthcare.

  • Act as the focal point of the designated outpatient clinic bybeing the contact person for all other consultant-specialtyservices regarding patient care. The Mental Health NP willensure that the care is coordinated and communicated to theoutpatient.

  • Will provide services as directed to meet the needs of thepatient population being served by the medical center.

  • These duties may include backup coverage to areas under thesupervision of the Chief, Mental Health Services.

  • The NP must be flexible in the work assignments based upon theimmediate needs of the service line.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pmFinancial Discloser Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

  • #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

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  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Practitioners, Nurse

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:


  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.

  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by theappropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one ofthe following accrediting bodies at the time the program wascompleted by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission forEducation in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on CollegiateNursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreignschools of professional nursing, possession of current, full,active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirementof graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.

  • The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degreein a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professionalnursing registration constitutes the completion of anapproved course of study of professional nursing. Studentsshould submit the certificate of professional nursing to sitfor the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSNtranscript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)

  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as agraduate professional nurse AND nurse practitioner in a State,Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the UnitedStates, or the District of Columbia.

  • Possess a master's degree from a program accredited by theNLNAC or CCNE and maintain full and current certification as amental health nurse practitioner from the American NursesAssociation or another nationally recognized certifying body.

Preferred Experience: 2 years of Mental Health ExperienceGrade Determinations: The following criteria must be met indetermining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,the level within a grade:


  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma inNursing, with no additional nursing practice/experiencerequired.

  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADNor Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related fieldwith no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor'sof Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursingpractice/experience.

  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR anADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a relatedfield and approximately 1-2 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years ofnursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing(MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursingpractice/experience.

  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and aBachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree innursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year'sof nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursingor meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoraldegree in a related field with no additional nursingpractice/experience required.

  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found inthe local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and somelifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extendedperiods of sitting.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and NurseAnesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly payperiod.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional StandardsBoard in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed forthis vacancy.

Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experienceis of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the followingfour dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development,Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice hascriteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHANursing Personnel.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:


  • VA FORM 10-2850A

  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists canbe found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.REQUIRED

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.- Cover Letter- DD-214- OF-306- VA FORM 10-2850A- Other Veterans Document- Resume- SF-15- SF-50- Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on04/03/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10462340.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

Matthew Acree

Phone

6082561901 X17483

Email

matthew.acree@va.gov

Address

William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital2500 Overlook TerraceMadison, WI 53705US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529656700. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Registered Nurse-Mental Health (Nights and Weekends)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

11/05/2019 to 02/05/2020

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

VN 00

  • ##### Salary

$56,183 to $96,454 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

5 vacancies in the following location:

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Battle Creek, MI

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applicationsfor this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants willbe considered as vacancies become available. Applications will bereviewed and names forwarded for consideration on a bi-weekly basis.This announcement is only for the shifts mentioned below under thework schedule. This announcement is for Registered Nurses only.Licensed Practical Nurses should not apply to thisannouncement.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The Mental Health Staff Nurse is a Professional Nurse withbroad-based clinical knowledge enabling him/her to effectivelyimplement health promotion, illness prevention, and care managementresponsibilities for adult or older adult psychiatric patientsrequiring skilled nursing interventions in an inpatient setting.

Mental Health staff nurses typically provide care to patients withcomplex, acute or chronic psychiatric conditions, patients withcognitive impairments and/or patients in acute withdrawal fromsubstance abuse . He/she is knowledgeable about the commitmentprocess and all other legal issues surrounding care of the committedpatient including elopement and the various levels of groundsearches.

The Mental Health staff nurse is able to assess for the presence ofsuicidal and homicidal ideation and provide the appropriate level ofobservation.

The Mental Health staff nurse utilizes the nursing process whenassessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documentingnursing care provided.

Performs basic physical, psychological and social assessments.Demonstrates a beginning ability to identify and prioritize careneeds.

Documents outcomes related to identified patient needs. Evaluatesthe patient's response to nursing interventions revising the careplan with assistance as necessary

Implements the plan of care. Demonstrates accountability formanagement of patient assignment.

Demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in area ofassignment, to include: emergency preparedness, hazardous materials,fire plan, equipment failure emergency plan and utility outageresponse procedures.

Documents nursing process including patient/family/significant othereducation and discharge planning in an accurate and timely manner(per policy).Administers and documents medications and treatmentsaccording to policy (as assigned).Implements nursing and physicianorders in a timely and accurate manner.

Provides safe care and conserves resources effectively.

Conforms to professional standards of practice and complies withpatient care standards.

Work Schedule: Evenings, nights, and weekends. Evening shift:3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. or night shift 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. or7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Weekend/Holiday day shift varies. Schedulemay vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans andthe Medical Center.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

  • #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by theappropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one ofthe following accrediting bodies at the time the program wascompleted by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission forEducation in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on CollegiateNursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreignschools of professional nursing, possession of current, full,active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirementof graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursingdegree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professionalnursing registration constitutes the completion of an approvedcourse of study of professional nursing. Students should submitthe certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX tothe VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VAHandbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates offoreign schools of professional nursing, possession of acurrent, full, active and unrestricted registration will meetthe requirement for graduation from an approved school ofprofessional nursing.- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as agraduate professional nurse in a State, Territory orCommonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or theDistrict of Columbia.

Preferred Experience: Mental Health experience.Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met indetermining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,the level within a grade.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found inthe local Human Resources Office.- Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma inNursing, with no additional nursing practice/experiencerequired. PAY RANGE $56,183.00 to $57,868.00- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADNor Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related fieldwith no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor'sof Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursingpractice/experience. PAY RANGE $59,553.0 to $61,238.00- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR anADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a relatedfield and approximately 1-2 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years ofnursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing(MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursingpractice/experience. PAY RANGE $62,923.00 to $76,403.00- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and aBachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 yearsof nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursingor related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years ofnursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing ormeets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degreein a related field with no additional nursingpractice/experience required. PAY RANGE $66,539.00 to$88,495.00- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR aDoctoral degree. PAY RANGE $72,529.00 to $96,454.00

Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity,keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. Thisposition requires potentially long periods of continued walking,standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, lifting,moving, and transporting patients. Transferring patients and objectsis required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients andcontaminated materials and may be required to don protectiveclothing in isolation situations or procedures.

The incumbent may be exposed to patients who are combative secondaryto delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. In the patientclinical areas, hazards include risk of exposure to communicablediseases and risk of physical injury associated with the patientlosing control. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensibleindividual capable of working effectively in stressful situationsand able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and NurseAnesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly payperiod.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional StandardsBoard in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed forthis vacancy.

Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experienceis of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the followingfour dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development,Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice hascriteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHANursing Personnel.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.- Cover Letter- DD-214/ Statement of Service- Disability Letter (Schedule A)- Resume- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on02/05/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10648458.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

Michelle Harris

Phone

269-223-5256

Email

MICHELLE.HARRIS6@VA.GOV

Address

Battle Creek VA Medical Center5500 Armstrong RoadBattle Creek, MI 49037US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550931400. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse serving within the Whole Health Coaching and Wellness Program will complete On-the-Job (OJT) training as well as two separate courses to test for certification as a Whole Health Coach. While training, and once certified, the Whole Health Coach LPN will work closely with Veterans, family members, clinicians, and PACT members to assist the Veteran in achieving their personal goals, to promote healthy lifestyle changes and to foster overall health and well-being.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to: Champion patient-centered care principles and strategies to empower Veterans to make choices that will optimize health and well-being. Develop a coaching/mentoring relationship with the patient and assist the patients through a process of actively working toward better health by providing support, encouragement, and education. The Whole Health Coach will be knowledgeable of VHA and community resources that may support each Veteran's vision for health and well-being. Assist with the program needs assessment, recommendations for program design, and evaluation or program outcomes. Together with the Veteran, the Whole Health Coach will construct a plan to fit the culture and lifestyle of the patient. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm or rotating shifts, rotating days, nights to include holidays, weekends, etc. The LPN/LVN may be scheduled to work varying hours of duty and may, on occasion, be required to work on weekends or evenings to conduct Whole Health or Wellness Group activities.

The grade at which a selectee may be appointed from this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-06. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

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. Education: Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant; or Health care education in the military service or training in the military which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure; or Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school. Licensure: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurse in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, and must possess current, full active and unrestricted license registration of said license. English Language Proficiency: Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407 (d). (No person that is not proficient in spoken and written English will be appointed under authority of 38 USC Chapter 73 or 74 to serve in a direct patient-care capacity.) May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation). Preferred Experience: Competency in Complementary Integrative Health practice Exceptional Customer Service Experience with Veterans Basic Life Support certification Full performance level skills to exercise independent technical judgment related to Health and Wellness Coaching without the need for readily available supervision. Grade Determinations: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. Qualifications and required KSA's (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) required to be appointed at each grade level are: GS-03: None beyond the basic requirements listed above. GS-04: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR Graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; OR, Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration. GS-05: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-04 level or equivalent and Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. [Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.] Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel [involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice. Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO. Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest. Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action. Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. GS-06: Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-05 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the LPN/LVN. AND Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; Ability to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures. Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors. Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO. Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers. Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/09/2019. References: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G6, License Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standards dated 04/10/2003. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-06. Physical Requirements: The LPN/LVN must be able to perform work that requires frequent walking, bending, lifting of 40 pounds or more, stooping, reaching, stretching, and similar activities supporting various weights. Other required activities include pushing carts, equipment, and wheelchairs. The LPN/LVN must be able to care for patients with medical and psychiatric illnesses and they must be able to care for patients who have a potential to be physically and verbally abusive. In addition, the LPN/LVN must have adequate hearing to be able to respond to various interactions over telecommunication systems, and must have good verbal and written communication skills. The LPN/LVN is subject to exposure to communicable diseases and biohazard materials. Observance of standard hand washing techniques and the use of applicable personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, gloves and protective clothing are required. 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. 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. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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Summary

VISN 23 Mental Health Programs are equally as diverse as the Network; with basic and specialty mental health services provided at all access points through a combination of VA, non-VA, Department of Defense (DoD), and telemental health resources. The overarching goal, is to improve access and capacity by filling gaps in mental health clinical services, as well as elevate all mental health services to state-of-the-art practices based on evidence-based knowledge and research.

Responsibilities

The incumbent functions as the Medical Director, VISN Mental Health Service Line for VISN 23 Mental Health Services, foundational to the VHA mission. The incumbent reports to the Director, Mental Health Service Line and has overall responsibility and authority for planning, organizing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the operations of VISN 23 mental health services. The incumbent effectively contributes to the VA and the Network's strategic objectives by developing, implementing, and coordinating programs, in addition to working with and through mental health leaders and health care system management at all VISN 23 sites. He/she effectively leads the organization toward achieving stated VISN/VHA program goals, in support of the VHA Mental Health Strategic Plan and in concert with VHA and VISN 23 Strategic and Performance Measurement plans. Duties include, but are not limited to: responsible for the development, coordination, review and evaluation of VISN-wide mental health programs, policies and procedures and the authority to ensure implementation; provides oversight of mental health administrative and clinical programmatic resources and monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process; insures facility reporting effectiveness and monitors achievement of mental health performance measures; oversight for the implementation of mental health services and mental health hiring initiatives; presents recommendations to the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) regarding changes needed in mental health care across the VISN and at specific medical centers; and chairs conference calls and face-to-face meetings of the VISN 23 Mental Health Committee Team and is responsive to their concerns on an ongoing basis. Work Schedule: Administrative Days, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Eagan, MN, however, may consider virtual within a VISN 23 facility for highly qualified candidates

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

PCS Expenses: Not authorized

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/11/2019.

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. Education:

(1) Hold a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology. There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (with the exception of school psychology). OR (2) Hold a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a respecialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the respecialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: (a) The re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and,

(b) the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. NOTE: The applicant must provide an official transcript and/or certificate documenting the completion of the re-specialization program, which includes completion of an APA or CPA internship. [Psychologists who have successfully completed a re-specialization program as described above and who were employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to the implementation of this standard are considered to have fully met the educational requirements of these qualification standards.]

OR

(3) Hold a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature.]

AND

(4) Internships

(a) Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

OR

(b) New VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern;

OR

(c) VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement;

OR

(d) Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. (NOTE: Once board certified, the employee is required to maintain board certification.)

OR

(e) Applicants who have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally accredited institution with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature may fulfill this internship requirement by having the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience in a site specifically acceptable to the candidate's doctoral program. If the internship experience is not noted on the applicant's official transcript, the applicant must provide a statement from the doctoral program verifying that the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience was completed in a site acceptable to the doctoral program. NOTE: Psychologists who meet the requirements of this revision and who were employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to the implementation of this standard are considered to have fully met the requirements of this qualification standard. Licensure: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Board Certification: Persons hired to psychology positions in the VHA who completed an internship that was not accredited at the time the program was completed must be board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body's requirement for continuing education. Grade Determinations: at least 4 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related the following:


  1. Knowledge of and ability to communicate existing policies and regulations effectively;


  2. Knowledge of and ability to utilize resource materials and to develop new materials when needed;


  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff and management officials who are often at the highest management levels;


  4. Ability to develop and recommend new or revised policies that are consistent with organizational goals and objectives;


  5. Skill in leading senior management officials in policy development; and


  6. Ability to influence high level officials in adoption of and conformance to performance measures, monitors, and other policy guidelines.


NOTE: EVIDENCE OF THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE DOCUMENTED IN YOUR RESUME References: VA Handbook 5005/103, Part II, Appendix G18, Senior Psychologist, GS-15 (VISN Manager) The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-15. Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

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. 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. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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NP- General Mental Health Clinic (Certified)- Redding

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

03/29/2019 to 12/02/2019

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

VN 00

  • ##### Salary

$87,811 to $150,210 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

few vacancies in the following location:

-

Redding, CA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

The Outpatient Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) is amember of an interdisciplinary team that provides recovery oriented,Veteran centered clinical care for Veterans with a variety ofmedical, surgical, and psychiatric diagnoses in the outpatientclinic setting.

Based on availability of funding the applicant selected for thisposition may be eligible to apply for an educational loanreimbursement award under the provisions of the Education DebtReduction Program.

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Responsibilities

The Outpatient Behavioral Health NP: Is responsible for thetriage and temporary medication management of Veterans in transition(i.e., medication refills); provides triage, crisis interventionservices and facilitates admission to psychiatric inpatient serviceswhen needed. Collaborates with Veterans, families andinterdisciplinary treatment team members in the comprehensiveassessment of biopsychosocial treatment needs of Veterans. Evaluatesand interprets medical data to formulate a plan of care based on theH&P and diagnostic findings. Develops treatment plans with specificgoals and interventions unique to each Veteran. Facilitateslaboratory tests, procedures, non-invasive tests, consultations andmedications under the supervision of the programphysician/psychiatrist. Prescribes medications to include controlledsubstances based on standardized procedures or protocols and/orphysician consultation. Prescribes buprenorphine with currenttraining and waiver. Provides ongoing medication management,individual, group and family psychotherapy.

The NP is responsible for required clinical records, evaluation &monitoring of service delivery and outcome. Participates in nursingand medical center committees and task forces. Participates inpatient and family education. Facilitates educational process forstudents by serving as preceptor. Acts as consultant and resourceperson to outside agencies in the area of psychiatric nursing caredelivery.


  • Independently obtains medical histories and conducts medicationevaluations and psychosocial assessments; diagnose andestablishes and enacts treatment plans

  • Make arrangements for further care if appropriate (e.g., byentering consults), ordering and interpreting lab and diagnostictests, prescribing medication, & serving as a consultant toother providers

  • Prescribes & provides ongoing medication management of Veteranswith different levels of psychological functioning and levels ofseverity and acuity related to their psychiatric conditions(e.g., PTSD, major depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, etc.)


  • Provide management of Veterans with chronic suicidal &/orhomicidality; conduct risk assessment and develop safety plan


  • Provide services by collecting data required for diagnosis &performing procedures & services

  • Obtains & evaluates medical histories, performs therapeutic anddiagnostic procedures, and orders laboratory studies and otherspecial examinations

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0800-1630

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

  • #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only beappointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizensin accordance with VA Policy.

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 12/02/2019.

Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- A current, unrestricted RN licensure from any state or territoryof the U.S.- A current National certification in any of the following:Adult/Family Psychiatric & Mental Health NursePractitioner-PMHNP-BC- A Master's degree or higher from an accredited school ofnursing.- Meet the requirements for VA Prescriptive Authority.- Current DEA Certificate for controlled substances schedules II-V- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing recognized by theVA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or TheAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Preferred Experience:- Two (2) years of increasingly complex clinical practice as aNurse Practitioner; have evidence of leadership, motivation, andself-direction; have a comprehensive understanding of theassessment and evaluation requirements; be able to utilizedatabases to acquire clinical information, and work effectivelywith an interdisciplinary team.- Previous Mental Health experience in the last five (5) years.- Current proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) through theAmerican Heart Association (Required prior to assuming clinicalduties and must remain current -VHA Directive 11-77)

Grade Determinations: Grade Determinations: The followingcriteria must be met in determining the grade assignment ofcandidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma inNursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN orDiploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field withno additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's ofScience in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursingpractice/experience.Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN orDiploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field andapproximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSNwith approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR aMaster's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and noadditional nursing practice/experience.Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor'sdegree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or relatedfield with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basicrequirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a relatedfield with no additional nursing practice/experience required.Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR aDoctoral degree.

Physical Requirements:Use and function of all normal motor and sensory anatomy forprovision of patient care, reading, writing, listening,observing/seeing, heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing,stooping, squatting, walking, standing, use of fine motor muscles;visual and auditory acuity; emotional intelligence to respond tostressful and/or emergent situations and crises appropriately andcalmly; self-care skills to maintain physical, psychological, andemotional health. Examples include: heavy lifting of 45 pounds andover, heavy carrying of 45 pounds and over, straight pulling,pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both handsrequired, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, ability forrapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near visioncorrectable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable inone eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other.

Financial Discloser Report: Not required

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE:** Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by aProfessional Standards Board and utilized in determining the gradeand salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may beat any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:


  • VA Form 10-2850a RN application

  • Copy of Adult/Family Psychiatric & Mental Health NursePractitioner-PMHNP-BC

  • Resume

  • Transcript

VA Form 10-2850a can be found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.Required at time of application.

Application must be within the past year. Otherwise you will bemade ineligible.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.


  • Cover Letter

  • DD-214/ Statement of Service

  • OF-306

  • VA Form 10-2850a RN application

  • Copy of Adult/Family Psychiatric & Mental Health NursePractitioner-PMHNP-BC

  • Resume

  • SF-15

  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligibleVeterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), orfor Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You mustprovide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates andcharacter of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you arecurrently serving on active duty and expect to be released ordischarged within 120 days you must submit documentation related toyour active duty service which reflects the dates of service,character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates ofimpending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and otherseligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers ofeligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.Documentation is required to award preference. For more informationon Veterans' Preference, please visithttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on12/02/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10465010.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

Suzanne Gray

Phone

(916) 843-2753

Email

suzanne.gray4@va.gov

Address

VA Northern California Health Care System10535 Hospital WayMather, CA 95655US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529108900. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Job Description


We have an immediate need for a Database Administrator in Boston, MA.


We are seeking someone to work with highly confidential and proprietary information who can use discriminating judgement with this information.  The incumbent may interact with physicians, consultants, vendors, contractors, clinical sites/personnel, pharmaceutical industry designees and governmental agencies as appropriate, necessary and directed. 


 


Must Haves:


·        A minimum of three (3) years Oracle database administration required


·        Experience in all aspects of Oracle implementation and maintenance


·        Experience with Oracle 10g application server preferred


·        Experience with Ingres, SQL Server preferred


·        Experience with Unix/Linux systems a plus


·        Project Management experience preferred


·        Experience working in a clinical research environment is helpful


 


 


Responsibilities:



  •  Administers, designs, develops and integrates database systems

  • Ensures security and integrity of databases

  • Resolves database performance issues

  • Develops, maintains and manages data transfers between databases and systems

  • Performs needs assessment and design reviews of applications

  • Implements standards and modeling to monitor and enhance capacity and performance of the databases

  • Prepares recommendations to management

  • Reviews applications and systems in development and prior to release into production

  • Creates documentation for system maintenance

  • Assists in the evaluation and potential integration of appropriate third-party software

  • Communicates directly with internal and external client users

  • Maintains and develops skills necessary to remain current on technical services and projects necessary to perform job responsibilities

  • Adheres to all corporate Standard Operating Procedures and related operational management practices in place at the company

  • Trains and provides guidance to less experienced team members


W2 only, no Corp to Corp can be considered for this role.  


Company Description

The coming together of INC Research and inVentiv Health as one global company, called Syneos HealthTM, has created the industry’s only true end-to-end solution. This one entity combines world-renowned clinical research and commercialization capabilities with today’s most advanced science, business and data technologies to make real advances possible. We help you improve performance, reduce risk and expedite delivery of healthcare innovation to patients worldwide.


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Job Description


Summary


This position requires an experienced nurse leader responsible for maintaining a high quality of care through direct supervision of the nursing team, working with home-bound patients. The ideal candidate is expected to have previous experience in a nursing leadership position, strong ability to work with a team and an in-depth knowledge of nursing practices and principles.


Responsibilities and Duties


1. Provide leadership to the nursing team in the provision of home care to patients.


2. Provides direct supervision of CNA staff, Case Managers; and office support staff. Assigns work to staff.


3. Ensures staff are certified, trained, oriented and abide by standards established by the organization and accreditation and certification standards.


4. Performs initial intake and assessment; develops plan of care with CNA.


5. Establishes policy and procedure to help improve the level of care for all patients; maintain policy and procedural manual.


6. Implements Quality Improvement practice to ensure high levels of care are maintained and monitored; performs quarterly evaluation of patient care provided by CNA staff; includes routine Progress Note review and improvement planning.


7. Ensure that all patients have care plans with documentation necessary to provide proper care.


8. Maintains communication with staff, providers, patients and families to ensure care coordination and case management practices are implemented.


9. Performs or arranges for staff training and in-service education.


10. Hires and terminates staff in accordance with policies and procedures.


11. Develops, implements and monitors annual budget so the agency remains financially sound and profitable; approves all purchases in accordance with the approved budget.


12. Verifies accuracy of on-time patient billings and closely monitors collections so the agency is paid for all services rendered in a timely manner.


13. Serves as the supervisor for the Arizona Assistant Director, Office Manager and the Marketing and Public Relations Representative.


14. Develops and approves the annual Arizona and New Mexico marketing plans.


15. Conducts regular staff meetings with Arizona and New Mexico team members.


16. Hires consultants as appropriate with the approval of the Managing Member.


17. Attends meetings, outreach activities, conferences and other events to promote and grow the company.


18. Conducts or arranges evaluations and audits to assure compliance with federal, state or tribal requirements (clinical and administrative).


19. Assists the Managing Member with business matters related to property and casual insurance, workers compensation, personnel concerns, finances, business development, fleet management, customer satisfaction/ concerns, payroll, and other general operation situations.


20. Provides other duties as assigned by the Managing Member.


Skills, Abilities, Equipment Use and Knowledge


• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (documentation or oral) with an ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce and vendors.


• Proficiency in patient care computer systems.


• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.


• Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality, ethics, and strong sense of judgment.


Education/Experience:


• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Master's degree preferred)


• Valid driver's license required


• Must be able to pass a background check.


• Two years supervisory/ leadership experience and at least one year of Community Health Care experience.


• Able to manage a workforce located in other states (preferred).


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:


• Work schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend work is expected.


• Ability to lift 10 lbs.


• Travel to outlaying service sites will be required, including occasional overnight trips.


The qualifications, physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.



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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

01/12/2019 to 01/11/2020

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

VN 00

  • ##### Salary

$74,789 to $124,678 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

Grand Junction, CO

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

The MHNP will be primarily located in Mental Health Serviceproviding mental health services to Veterans presenting with complexmedical and psychiatric issues. This position also serves as aliaison between mental health and the pain management clinicsupporting comprehensive for Veterans receiving care within the painservice clinic. The services rendered will include assessment forpsychiatric disorders and the application of evidenced base mentalhealth treatments.

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Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES:


  • Provides evidence-based psychiatric care, including medicationmanagement, in a general mental health outpatient clinic (inperson and telehealth).

  • Provides evidence-based psychiatric care, including medicationmanagement, on an 8-bed acute mental health inpatient unit

  • Approaches mental health services from a Recovery Model andWhole Health perspective

  • Develops individualized mental health treatment plans.Implements measurement-based care to modify the treatment plansas needed

  • Provides counseling and education to patients, families andcaregivers on mental health

  • Participates in interprofessional mental health teams

  • Contributes to mental health training programs

  • Provides culturally competent care in which the values and needsof all individuals are respected

  • Participates in the Mental Health Service on-call rotation,including evaluation of patients in the Emergency Department andinitiation of inpatient mental health admissions.

  • Provides mental health consultation to the inpatient medicineservices

  • Contributes to medical center and mental health servicecommittee work

  • Participates in mental health service Performance ImprovementProjects

  • Provides leadership in ethical nursing practice.

Work Schedule: M-F, 0800-1630Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredRecruitment/Relocation Incentive, Relocation Allowance (PCS) andAVO are not authorized.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this positionup to 5% of the time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

  • #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

Similar jobs


  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Nurses, Psychiatric

  • Practitioners, Nurse

  • Psychiatric Nurses

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by theappropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one ofthe following accrediting bodies at the time the program wascompleted by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission forEducation in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on CollegiateNursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreignschools of professional nursing, possession of current, full,active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirementof graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degreein a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursingregistration constitutes the completion of an approved course ofstudy of professional nursing. Students should submit thecertificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to theVA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VAHandbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreignschools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full,active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirementfor graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as agraduate professional nurse in a State, Territory orCommonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or theDistrict of Columbia.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met indetermining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,the level within a grade:


  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma inNursing, with no additional nursing practice/experiencerequired.

  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADNor Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related fieldwith no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor'sof Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursingpractice/experience.

  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing andapproximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR anADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a relatedfield and approximately 1-2 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years ofnursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing(MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursingpractice/experience.

  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursingpractice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and aBachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree innursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year'sof nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursingor meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoraldegree in a related field with no additional nursingpractice/experience required.

  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSNand approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found inthe local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially longperiods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbentmay be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials andmay be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent mayoccasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary todelirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must bea mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of workingeffectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities basedon patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements,such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition ofemployment.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and NurseAnesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly payperiod.

Newly appointed applicants will be process through an electroniconboarding to include:


  • Finger Printing and background check

  • Physical Exam

  • VA Privacy and Information Security Awareness and Rules ofBehavior

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only beappointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice(experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional StandardsBoard in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed forthis vacancy.

Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experienceis of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the followingfour dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development,Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice hascriteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHANursing Personnel.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:

LicensureResumeTranscript

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

Cover LetterDD-214OF-306LicensureDisability LetterResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists canbe found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on01/11/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclickhttps://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10395384


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete theoccupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

John Caron

Phone

970-263-2800 X2050

Email

John.Caron@va.gov

Address

VA Western Colorado Health Care System2121 North AvenueGrand Junction, CO 81501US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521484500. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Health Technician (Optician)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

11/19/2019 to 12/09/2019

  • ##### Service

Competitive

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 6

  • ##### Salary

$40,283 to $52,373 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

Salem, OR

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

The incumbent shall independently provide direct patient careservices in ophthalmic dispensing involving education, selection,verification, adjustment and repair of ophthalmic lenses andeyewear. The incumbent shall also insist in providing otherdiagnostic and therapeutic eye and vison care services in accordancewith criteria established by their supervisor or designee, and underthe guidance of staff eye care providers.

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Responsibilities

Major Duties include but is not limited to:


  • Provide direct patient care services related to patienteducation, selection, ordering, verification, troubleshooting,adjustment and repair of ophthalmic lenses and eyewear

  • Educate the patients when ordering eyeglasses on the lensmaterials, designs, frames, tints and coatings that they areeligible to receive

  • Complete measurement of inter pupillary distances, opticalcenters and multifocal or progressive addition lens segmentheights are accurately obtained and documented

  • Assist patients in selecting and ordering of proper fittingstandard or safety eyewear frames

  • Adjust eyeglasses for comfortable fit and proper alignment ofoptical centers and segment heights for optimal visualperformance

  • Repair broken or defective eyeglasses

  • Serve as front line staff member for patients with concernsabout their eyeglasses and triage patient concerns by manual orautomated lensometry verification and troubleshoot protocol

  • Document all patient care activities properly, clearly andtimely in patient's electronic record

  • Initiate and monitor scheduling of patients for specialprocedures and specialty clinics

  • Counsel patients and family on preventative care, outpatientcare and use of prescribed treatment and drugs

  • Receives and directs patients, answers routine inquiries andmakes referrals

  • Performs a full range of complex procedures and examinations

  • Perform medication reconciliation; Monitor patients for adversereactions

  • Demonstrate proper knowledge of instruments, procedures,supplies and equipment

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pmCompressed/Flexible: Not AvailableTelework: Not AvailableVirtual: This is not a virtual position.Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Optician)/PDPDRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6

  • #### Job family (Series)

0640 Health Aid And Technician

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 12/09/2019.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federalemployees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeksmust also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date ofthis announcement. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeksat the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but musthave been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows yourtime-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your applicationmaterials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within thepast year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-yeartime-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance,you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstratesone-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federalemployees applying for reinstatement as well as current employeesapplying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:- Specialized Experience: You must have one year ofspecialized experience equivalent to at least the next lowergrade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupationin the organization. Examples of specialized experience wouldtypically include, but are not limited to: assisting the staffOptometrist, assist with diagnostic support, eyeglasses repairsand clerical/administrative duties under the general supervisionof the optometrist. OR,- Education: Applicants may substitute education for therequired experience. To qualify based on education for thisgrade level you must have Graduate education or an internshipmeets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only inthose instances where it is directly related to the work ofthe position. One full year of graduate education meets therequirements for GS-7. Two full years of graduate education or amaster's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year offull-time graduate education is considered to be the number ofcredit hours that the school attended has determined torepresent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannotbe obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should beconsidered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time studyrequirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable inaccordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study atthe school attended.. OR,- Combination: Applicants may also combine education andexperience to qualify at this level. You must have a combinationof specialized experience and education beyond a bachelor'sdegree.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:- Communication- Organizational Stewardship- Patient Care- Technical Competence- Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours ofwork per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis oftime actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing toreceive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the natureof their duties and responsibilities in each position and the numberof hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work requires an ongoing mixt ofsitting, standing, walking, bending and carrying light weight items.Many of the positons major duties require a high degree of manualdexterity and accuracy. All patient care activities require PCkeyboard and mouse use for data entry in the electronic patientrecord. Occasionally heavy lifting will be required, particularlyfor patient transfers. In some instances, interaction with patients,caregivers and staff can become intense and the employee may beplaced in a position of stress.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visitthe United States Office of Personnel Management's website athttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you arebasing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours perpay period) which is based on the number of years they have servedas a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federalemployee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience oractive duty uniformed military service. This credited service can beused in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Suchcredit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment dateand is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons withdisabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons withdisabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physicaldisabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabledveterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% ormore. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to applyunder this appointment authority via the Selective PlacementCoordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) andCareer Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligibledisplaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selectionpriority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Tobe qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy ofthe agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and yourmost recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and dutylocation) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To bewell-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceedsthe minimum qualifications of the position including all selectivefactors, and who are proficient in most of the required competenciesof the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM'sCareer Transition Resources website athttp://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does notobligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. Theposition may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade,transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any oneor any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VAfor Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seekingemployment at VA, career development services for our existingVeterans, and coaching and reintegration support for militaryservice members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibilityrequirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and OtherCandidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEWILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you arereferred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additionaljob related information, which may include, but not limited to;responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of awork sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/orsupporting documentation will be verified. Please follow allinstructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your ratingor consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to make sure you have includedother documents required for your application, such as a copy ofyour transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's(current/former Federal employees), documentation to supportVeterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (fordisplaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted foradditional information.- Cover Letter- DD-214/ Statement of Service- Disability Letter (Schedule A)- Disability Letter (VA)- OF-306- Other (1)- Other (2)- Other (3)- PCS Orders- Performance Appraisal- Resume- Separation Notice (RIF)- SF-15- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action- Transcript

SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time inGrade and/or Eligibility):- Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federalemployee- An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must besubmitted with your application materials. If the most recentSF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may notclearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, asrequired by the announcement. In this instance, you must providean additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-yeartime-in-grade- Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not beaccepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.- Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:- Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or- Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or- SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective datemore than one year old.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligibleVeterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), orfor Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You mustprovide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates andcharacter of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you arecurrently serving on active duty and expect to be released ordischarged within 120 days you must submit documentation related toyour active duty service which reflects the dates of service,character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates ofimpending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and otherseligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers ofeligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.Documentation is required to award preference. For moreinformation on Veterans' Preference, please visithttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on12/09/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10657606.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account orlog in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to selectyour USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents andcomplete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Application page will display the status ofyour application, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

Merlinda Winbush

Phone

702-791-9000 X14083

Email

MERLINDA.WINBUSH@VA.GOV

Address

VA Portland Health Care System3710 Southwest US Veterans Hospital RoadPortland, OR 97239US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552165000. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Program Coordinator)- Suicide Prevention

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

11/22/2019 to 12/13/2019

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 12

  • ##### Salary

$74,596 to $96,978 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

Fort Harrison, MT

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC) facilitates theimplementation of suicide prevention strategies at a local levelthrough education, monitoring, and coordination activities. The SPCfunctions as a coordinator for care of Veterans at suicide risk andan advisor to Behavioral Health and Medical staff leadership, theMental Health Executive Council, and staff concerning suicideprevention strategies for individual patients, for the facility andVeteran community as a whole.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The LPMHC/LCPC is capable of practicing at the advanced level andhas specialized knowledge of practice typically related to suicide(causes and prevention).The incumbent reports to the OutpatientBehavioral Health Nurse Manager, while exercising initiative andindependent judgment in day-to-day activities. The incumbent is alsoresponsible to the Behavioral Health Social Worker Discipline Leadwith regard to practice-specific issues. For complex administrativeand clinical problems, the incumbent initiates consultation with theChief of Behavioral Health.


  • Effectively communicates with and utilizes other disciplines(e.g., nursing, medicine) to facilitate treatment planning andimplementation. With few exceptions, participates effectively inteam meetings, treatment planning conferences, etc. Collaborateswith divergent multidisciplinary team members in a manner thatenhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.

  • Services include assessing Veterans for high risk for suicide,diagnosing mental health and high risk factors related tosuicide and suicide prevention, and providing treatment options.

  • Tracks appointments and coordinates enhanced care as needed,educating providers, Veterans, families, and members of thecommunity about risk factors and warning signs for suicide.

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting all suicide attempts andcompletions at their facility, including the submission of amonthly report to the National Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

  • Responsible for following up on consults (within 24 businesshours) received from the VA Suicide Hotline to assure timelyaccess to care and follow-up for patients in crisis.

  • Responsible for continued contact and monitoring with Veteransthat have been identified as high-risk for suicide to assurecontinued care and treatment.

  • Ensures that patients identified as being at high risk forsuicide receive follow-up for any missed mental health andsubstance abuse appointments in conjunction with the clinicaltreatment team, and that this follow-up is documented in theelectronic medical record.

  • Responsible for maintaining a facility "high-risk" list, pertheir consultation with clinicians.

  • Exclusively controls the Category II Patient Record Flag as itrelates to suicide and limits its use to patients who meet thecriteria of being placed on the facility high risk list.

  • Maintains the list of patients who have a Category II PatientRecord Flag for suicide and reviews the list at least every 90days.

  • Monitor and ensure personal contact with Veterans who have beenidentified as surviving an attempt or who are identified asbeing high risk.

  • Will assist in establishing US mail contact with him/her inorder to provide an "enhanced care" model of prevention whichmaintains communication with the Veteran.

  • Documents, when appropriate, the nature of follow-up and plansfor continuing treatment in the electronic medical record.

  • Coordinates the aggregate suicide Root Cause Analyses (RCA's)and participates in individual RCA's concerning patients whohave attempted or committed suicide.

  • Involved in the Environment of Care (EOC) Safety Survey,assisting the Safety Survey team in determining actions thatshould be taken to improve the mental health inpatientenvironment.

  • Responsible for the delivery of Operation S.A.V.E. training, orother approved "gatekeeper" training, to all non-clinical staff.

  • Responsible for the delivery of other training programs at thesite by request of the facility.

  • Responsible for the delivery of the community version ofOperation S.A.V.E. training to community organizations that havecontact with Veterans.

  • Responsible for delivering community outreach activities everymonth.

  • Responsible for building relationships with local and statesuicide prevention organizations, local crisis lineorganizations, and local Veteran Service Organizations (VSO's).

  • Develop partnerships with their facility Operation EnduringFreedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Coordinators, PatientSafety Managers (PSM), Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)Coordinators, local Vet Center staff, residential care teams andlocal mental health teams. This partnership is to assure thatpatients are assessed and evaluated for suicide risk asappropriate and preventative interventions are in place.

  • Responsible for staff and patient education during SuicideAwareness Week, which is usually the second week in September ofeach year.

  • Is a resource for both the VA facility and community related toVeteran suicide and suicide prevention issues.

  • Provides up to 10% direct clinical contact for crisisintervention (phone and face-to-face).

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 with thepossibility of extended hours and weekends.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • #### Job family (Series)

0101 Social Science

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 12/13/2019.Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only beappointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizensin accordance with VA Policy.- Education. Hold a master's degree in mental healthcounseling, or a related field, from a program accredited by theCouncil on Accreditation of Counseling and Related EducationalPrograms (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counselingfields include, but are not limited to, Addiction Counseling;Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple,and Family Counseling; and Marriage and Family Therapy. Adoctoral degree in mental health counseling may not besubstituted for the master's degree in mental health counseling.- Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to LPMHC positions inthe GS-101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, andunrestricted license to independently practice mental healthcounseling, which includes diagnosis and treatment.- English Language Proficiency. LPMHCs must be proficient inspoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005,part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.- Preferred Experience: Experience with Suicide Preventionpreferred- Grade Determinations: GS-12 Licensed Professional MentalHealth Counselor Program Coordinator- Experience, Education, and Licensure. In addition to thebasic requirements, candidates must have at least 1 year ofprogressively complex experience equivalent to the next lowergrade level. Experience must have been in a major specialtytreatment program area such as, but not limited to,Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mental health intensivecase management (MHICM), or other areas of equivalent scope andcomplexity. Experience must demonstrate possession of advancedpractice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively moreprofessional competency.- Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In additionto meeting the KSAs for GS-11 level, the candidate mustdemonstrate the KSAs below:- GS 11 KSAs- Ability to make professional evaluations, decisions, andrecommendation for treatment planning and implementation.- Advanced knowledge and mastery of the fundamentals of thecounseling process which includes defining patient/familyproblems and maintaining an effective counseling relationship.- Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues andtrainees on the counseling process within various specialtyareas, build on the foundation of competence through regularmeetings and discussions to explain assignments, review progressof cases and confer about the counseling perspectives andorientation.- Ability to provide complex crisis intervention and stabilizationto patients who are in psychological distress. Requiresindependent judgment and skill.- Ability to establish goals/treatment through a collaborativeprocess with the patient utilizing advanced counseling skills,including evidenced- based practices, screening, andpsychosocial assessment.- Ability to use a wide variety of individual, group, or familialcounseling interventions; demonstrates sensitivity to diversityand possesses multicultural counseling skills.- Ability to fully utilize the current DSM in making diagnoses andformulation of treatment goals and application of appropriateclinical intervention using professional counseling practices.- Ability to develop and facilitate psychotherapy and psycho-education groups that include life skills, family support, andcommunity integration. This may include evidence basedpsychotherapy.- GS 12 KSAs- In depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstratedknowledge and ability to write policies procedures and orpractice guidelines for the program.- Ability to make key decisions in the hiring and identificationof top candidates.- Ability to provide leadership in facilitating the process ofcoordinating program consults, assessments, admissions, careassignments and discharges.- Ability to provide subject matter consultation to othercolleagues and trainees within the field of counseling workingon an interdisciplinary team.

May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provisionas described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation(only applicable to current VHA employees who are in thisoccupation).

Preferred Experience: Experience with Suicide Preventionpreferred

References: VA Handbook 5005/106, Part II, Appendix G43

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actualgrade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is inthe range of GS-12 to GS-12.

Physical Requirements: Traveling throughout the medical centerand the community are required, as is performing activitiesinvolving sitting, walking, and standing, carrying such item asbooks, papers, and files. In carrying out responsibilities it may benecessary for the employee to travel into the community where he/sheconducts interviews with the Veterans, their families,representatives of community health and welfare agencies and lawenforcement agencies. The employee must possess current driverslicense and drive a government vehicle in carrying out professionalduties when deemed necessary.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group)will review the selected candidate's education and experience andrecommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will beplaced. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the boardwill recommend grade and HR will determine step in accordance withpolicy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:

  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations canbe found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.


  • Cover Letter

  • DD-214/ Statement of Service

  • License

  • OF-306

  • Application VA Form 10-2850c

  • Performance Appraisal

  • Professional Certification

  • Resume

  • SF-15

  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligibleVeterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), orfor Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You mustprovide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates andcharacter of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you arecurrently serving on active duty and expect to be released ordischarged within 120 days you must submit documentation related toyour active duty service which reflects the dates of service,character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates ofimpending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and otherseligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers ofeligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.Documentation is required to award preference. For more informationon Veterans' Preference, please visithttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on12/13/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10654933.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

Carly Shipp

Phone

406-447-7194

Email

carly.shipp@va.gov

Address

Fort Harrison VA Medical Center3687 Veterans DriveFort Harrison, MT 59636US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552573800. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Licensed Practical Nurse (Inpatient Mental Health)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Associate Director Patient Care Services

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

01/25/2019 to 12/27/2019

  • ##### Service

Competitive

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 00

  • ##### Salary

$26,587 to $48,385 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

New Orleans, LA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse has the knowledge, skills andself-direction to carry out and complete nursing procedures,comprehension patient education, broad assignments and nursing careexpected in the inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory care setting.Duties include participation in complex ambulatory procedures commonto primary care, spinal cord, medicine/surgical subspecialty clinicsand treatment modalities in response to chronic and acute medicalconditions.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities


  • Incumbent works under the guidance of a RN and/or the medicalstaff physician/provider with general overview by RN or medicalstaff.

  • The incumbent demonstrates competency and possesses knowledge toappropriately determine clinical care needs, based upon patienthistory or medical chart entries.

  • Incumbent provides preventive health and chronic diseasemanagement includes patient education and screening inquiresallowed within the practice of nursing and approved by nursingand medical leadership.

  • Incumbent adheres to the practice restrictions outlined in statelicense and facility protocols and polices.

  • Incumbent has practical knowledge of human behavior, motivationand reactions to situations that may be of a chronic or acutenature

  • Incumbent performs routines expected of the position and orcompetency with minimal oversight.

  • Incumbent recognizes the need for optimal customer service andimmediate service recovery to promote the perfect patientexperience.

  • Incumbent takes all necessary precautions to avoid the spread ofillness or disease when administering care to patients.

Work Schedule: 8 hour shifts, M-F/ Days, Nights, Evenings,Weekends and/or as patient care dictates.Security Clearance: Public Trust - Background InvestigationSupervisory Status: NoThis is a Bargaining unit position.Relocation/Recruitment: Incentives are not authorized.

Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse(Functional statement is available for review in the Human Resourceoffice)

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6

  • #### Job family (Series)

0620 Practical Nurse

Similar jobs


  • Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses

  • Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Licenses Vocational Nurses

  • Lpns

  • Lvns

  • Nurses, Licensed Practical

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 12/27/2019.

Basic Requirements:- Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens maybe appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualifiedcitizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g,this part.)- Education: Graduate of a school of practical or vocationalnursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or[accredited by] the National League for Nursing [AccreditingCommission (NLNAC)] at the time the program was completed bythe applicant. Verification can be obtained from the Stateapproving agency [or] the National League for Nursing[Accrediting Commission], 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York,NY 10006.- Licensure: Full, active, current and unrestricted licensureas a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State,Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the UnitedStates, or District of Columbia. An LPN[/LVN] who has or hasever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted,limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may beappointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3,section B, paragraph 16 of this part.- Physical Standards: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.- English Language Proficiency: Licensed practical orvocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positionsmust be proficient in [both] spoken and written English asrequired by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

Grade Determinations:- GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements. [LPNs at thisgrade level are expected to perform all duties within the scopeof their license (e.g., medication administration); however,completed work may require routine or detailed higher levelreview depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.]- GS-4: Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 ifthey meet any of the criteria in paragraphs (a) through (c)below: (a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN orLVN; or (b) Graduation from an approved school (which may bewaived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section C) and one year ofexperience that involved nursing care work in a hospital,outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical,nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practicalknowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques andprocedures; or (c) Graduation from an approved school of atleast 24 months duration.- GS-5: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experienceat the GS-4 level or equivalent. (b) Demonstrated knowledgeand ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care topatients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.[Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/trainless experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants(NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptablestandards of practice in promoting optimal patient caredelivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or familymembers in relation to common disease processes, medication, and/or prescribed treatment regimes. (c) Demonstrated abilityto serve as a responsible member of the nursing team andinteract [in an appropriate manner] with patients, familymembers, professional and [other] supportive personnel[involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporatingacceptable, established customer service standards intopractice. (d) Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare,administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific tocommonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular,and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved localfacility policies and procedures. Observation and documentationwill include patient's response to medication administered andthe reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RNor MD/DO. (e) Knowledge and ability to recognize the needfor and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptlyseek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist inresuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.(f) Recognizes and appropriately responds tobreakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, andsupply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnelfor corrective action. (g) Completed work is under thegeneral supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this gradelevel are expected to have a broad working knowledge ofpractical nursing procedures. However, completion of morecomplex practices or procedures may be subject to closerhigher-level review.- GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of additional qualifyingexperience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting allperformance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN (b)Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completingassigned duties in providing care to variable patientpopulations. (c) Knowledge and ability to appropriatelycarry out assigned patient care based on the patients'conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate orderand sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accuratelyrecognize, report and record relevant] patient information.Completed work [should need] only a general review by aregistered nurse or physician for appropriateness and conformitywith established policies/procedures.(d) Ability to observe,identify and respond to the patient's needs for [care,including] medication, equipment-assisted care andpatient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, theLPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional cultural, spiritual,socio-economic, and age-related factors. (e) Prepares andadministers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous,intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatmentsaccording to established policies/procedures. Observes forphysical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition fromprescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accuratelydocumenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations fromnormal to RN or MD/DO. (f) Knowledge and ability torecognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seekassistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriateemergency interventions as directed. (g) Knowledge andunderstanding of human behavior, patient motivations andreactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilizethis knowledge in working effectively with patients, familymembers, and other staff. (h) Establishes constructiverelationships with individual patients and their families toelicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positiverelationships, communication and socialization skills. Fostersan environment of respect for individual patient and familyrights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery.Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding ofestablished customer service standards in all interactions withpatients, family members, and/or other internal/externalcustomers. (i) Knowledge and skill in performing supportduties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practicesor procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting inthe diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specializedinstruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring thepatient's condition before, during, and following the procedure.Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training lessexperienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties forthese more complex, specialized tests/procedures. (j)Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursingknowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with otherstaff to improve and advance nursing practice.

References: VA Handbook 5005 , Part II, Appendix G13, LicensedPractical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standards.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actualgrade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is inthe range of GS-03 to GS-06.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your applicationif you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group)will review the selected candidate's education and experience andrecommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will beplaced. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the boardwill determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance withpolicy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Open Until Filled: This position is open until all approvedvacancies are filled. Once all selections are made, thisannouncement will be closed without further notice. Cutoff dateswill be every 15 business days following the opening of thisannouncement. Applicants will be referred each cutoff, upon the lastcertificate being returned.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:

  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations canbe found at:http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/formerFederal employees), etc.


  • Cover Letter

  • DD-214

  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

  • OF-306

  • Other

  • Other Veterans Document

  • Resume

  • SF-15

  • SF-50

  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligibleVeterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), orfor Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You mustprovide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates andcharacter of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you arecurrently serving on active duty and expect to be released ordischarged within 120 days you must submit documentation related toyour active duty service which reflects the dates of service,character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates ofimpending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and otherseligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers ofeligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.Documentation is required to award preference. For more informationon Veterans' Preference, please visithttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on12/27/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10406500.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.

Agency contact information

SLVHCS Human Resources

Phone

504-507-7627

Email

VHANOLHUMANRESOURCESCONTACTCENTER@VA.GOV

Address

New Orleans VA Medical Center2400 Canal StreetNew Orleans, LA 70119US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:


  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance


  • Financial suitability

  • Social security number request

  • Privacy Act

  • Signature and false statements

  • Selective Service

  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522592000. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Overview

  • ##### Open & closing dates

09/10/2019 to 09/09/2020

  • ##### Service

Excepted

  • ##### Pay scale & grade

VM 15

  • ##### Salary

$200,000 to $375,000 per year

  • ##### Appointment type

Permanent

  • ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

-

Leavenworth, KS 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

- Duties

Summary

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applicationsfor this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants willbe considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will bereferred to selecting official on a weekly basis OR until theclosing date of this announcement. Applicants need not re-apply oncethe application is referred to the selecting official.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

Education and length of practice will be considered through a formalpay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary(Base Pay + Market Pay).

Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highlyqualified applicants.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt ReductionProgram. The Education Debt Reduction programs offers eligibleapplicants up to $200,000 (tax free!) for reimbursement ofqualifying educational loans. Please contact Human Resources atthis medical center and speak with the Education Debt ReductionProgram Coordinator for additional information.

VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is recruiting a full-timeOrthopedic Surgeon to provide a full range of Orthopedic services toour Veterans. This position is located at the Leavenworth division,however the incumbent will be expected to provide Orthopedic supportto the Topeka division as well. Travel between campuses will berequired. Major duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Participate in and/or manages all aspects of a generalorthopedic surgery program, to include inpatient and outpatientclinical, administrative, academic, and research components ifwarranted.

  • Must be able to perform arthroscopic surgeries - scopedinterventions of the hip a plus

  • Perform administrative duties related to patient care managementincluding: entering progress notes, histories and physicals,discharge summaries, consults, etc.

  • Utilize electronic medical records

  • Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team includingNursing, Anesthesiology, Podiatry, Mid-Level Surgical Providers,Residents and medical support staff to ensure prompt andefficient delivery of patient care services.

  • Provide supervision to Orthopedic Mid-Level providers andSurgical Residents

  • Service on service level and hospital committees as needed andparticipate in the facility peer review program.

Work Schedule: Primarily Monday-Friday Day Shift; will berequired to participate in on-call rotation.Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel between theTopeka and Leavenworth divisions to meet patient care needs.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

  • #### Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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  • Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Physicians, All Other

  • Surgeons

  • Surgeons, Orthopedic

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only beappointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizensin accordance with VA Policy

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 09/09/2020.

Basic Requirements:- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointedwhen it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens inaccordance with VA Policy.- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resultingfrom a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.The degree must have been obtained from one of the schoolsapproved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year inwhich the course of study was completed.- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine orsurgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the UnitedStates, or in the District of Columbia.- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved bythe Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited corespecialty training program leading to eligibility for boardcertification.- Proficiency in spoken and written English.- Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board Certification/Board Eligibility inOrthopedic Surgery is highly desired. Orthopedic Surgeons must havecurrent ACLS and BLS certification.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be foundin the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reachingabove shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing(6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required;ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously;near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in oneeye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basiccolors; hearing (aid permitted).

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federalemployment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign educationto meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate ofForeign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive creditfor that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides anoverview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHAphysician brochure.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confercompetitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-relatedpositions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by theSchedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA forVets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment atVA, career development services for our existing Veterans, andcoaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEMAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Yourapplication, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will beverified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors oromissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determineyour salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed forthis vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

- Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included alldocuments required for your application, such as a copy of yourtranscript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.- Cover Letter- DD-214/ Statement of Service- Disability Letter (VA)- License- OF-306- Other (1)- Other (2)- Other (3)- Resume- SF-15- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action- Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for thisposition, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on09/09/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10599184.


  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select yourUSA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and completethe occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Details page will display the status of yourapplication, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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James Pryan

Phone

913-682-2000 X52498

Email

James.Pryan@va.gov

Address

VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System2200 SW Gage BlvdTopeka, KS 66622US

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Job Description


Behavioral Health Group (BHG), a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. BHG provides medication assisted treatment and counseling services in a conventional outpatient setting.


 


At BHG, we are committed to the belief that addiction is a brain disease, not a moral failing.  We are committed to treatment that embodies Hope, Respect, and Caring.




  • Validate patient’s acceptance into our treatment program by checking identification, discussing financial arrangements and performing general clerical work and filing

  • Assist patients in completing insurance forms for submission as needed

  • Use the treatment center’s computer program for collecting fees from patients and documenting financial accountability

  • Maintain appropriate supplies inventory for all laboratory procedures

  • Manage monthly patient lists for medical testing and follow-up testing

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned



  • 0-2 years of customer service experience

 


GREAT Opportunities -- Our Team Members are motivated self-starter’s who excel in a fast-paced environment and become a valued member of our team.


 


GREAT People -- Our staff has a passion to be the best, sharing a strong work ethic and dedication to providing world-class support to the teams in the field who serve our patients every day!


 


GREAT Support -- We recognize that our success, and that of our patients, relies on the quality of our Team Members. Once we have identified and hired a new Team Member, we work diligently to keep their skills and talent engaged by providing the systems, tools and training necessary.


 


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Company Description

Behavioral Health Group (BHG), a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. BHG provides medication assisted treatment and counseling services in a conventional outpatient setting.
At BHG, we are committed to the belief that addiction is a brain disease, not a moral failing. We are committed to treatment that embodies Hope, Respect, and Caring.


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General Job Description Independently provides high-level administrative support for the assigned managers and department. Duties are broad and will vary depending on assignment, but generally include auditing, data collection, entry, and analysis, advanced report creation (including graphs and pivot tables), coordination of meetings, supply ordering, and similar tasks. The Administrative Assistant III uses in-depth knowledge of departmental operations and discretion to answer routine and non-routine correspondence and works with highly confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of customers, patients, and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. As the senior level of Administrative Support, the Administrative Assistant III coordinates larger departmental projects with organizational impact, utilizing project management skills and applying LEAN methodology. Job Roles * Acts as a liaison with other departments and internal and external customers (including patients, vendors, auditors and inspectors). Answers phones, emails, and walk-in visitors, using discretion to answer both routine and complicated questions; forwards issues to appropriate person. Handles confidential and routine information. * Ensures applicable regulatory and department standards are adhered to on an on-going basis (The Joint Commission, OSHA, etc.). * Leads, educates, coaches and mentors others on LEAN continuous process improvement philosophy, tools and application to accomplish organizational goals. *Performs other duties as assigned. * Recruits, trains, develops, engages and retains an accountable workforce. * Researches, collects, and enters data. Performs intermediate data analysis, identifying discrepancies and researching for resolution. Creates high-level reports, which include graphs, charts, and pivot tables. Makes reports that are timely, correct, and audience appropriate. * Supports manager(s) and department with high-level administrative support, which may include calendaring, scheduling, time card support, meeting organization and minutes, travel arrangements, and similar administrative support tasks. * Types and designs high-level, audience specific correspondences, memos, spreadsheets, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc. Proofreads copy for spelling, grammar and layout, making appropriate changes. Responsible for accuracy and clarity of final copy. Includes data entry and non-medical transcription. * Utilizes LEAN methodology to manage special nonrecurring and ongoing projects, including planning, implementation, and evaluation; works with teams or independently to meet deadlines and accomplish project goals. Coaches, mentors, and leads teammates on special projects. Education/Certifications/Licenses/Registrations * 1 year of experience with project coordination and management. * 4 years of progressively responsible administrative support experience required, preferably in the medical/health-related field. * Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communication, Healthcare Administration, English, or related field required. * Or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge and ability to perform the essential job duties, and which meets any required state or federal certification requirements. Experience/Specialized skills (including Language) * Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidential information. * Ability to multi-task, be flexible, ensure accuracy, and meet changing priorities in a fast-paced, high-workload environment. * Ability to relate well with team members, coworkers, and other departmental staff. * Ability to type 40 50 WPM; ability to accurately complete data entry at relatively high speed, utilizing grammar and spell check software. * Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills * Exceptional knowledge of business English, including proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation * Exceptional knowledge of mathematics and intermediate level of calculation skills. * Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, time-management skills, and strong motivation to meet deadlines and achieve goals. * Exceptional skills in computer software and systems, specifically Microsoft Office; ability to create graphs, use Excel Macros, and create dynamic power-point presentations. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. * Intermediate analytical and problem solving skills. * Intermediate knowledge of project management practices and principals, and LEAN methodology. * Successful track record of leading and driving positive change through others.


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We are more than a health system. We are a belief system. We believe wellness and sickness are both part of a lifelong partnership, and that everyone could use an expert guide. We work hard, care deeply and reach further to help people uncover their own power to be healthy. We inspire hope. We learn, grow, and achieve more in our careers and in our communities. Job Description Summary: This position ensures the delivery of evidence-based practice by professional nursing personnel and other staff in the designated area of responsibility. They are responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the delivery of evidence-based patient care in a cost effective manner. The Manager operationalizes the Nursing Philosophy along with the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives of OhioHealth. They are accountable and responsible for administrative and fiscal management of the department and in meeting the goals in all four quadrants of the balanced scorecard at the unit/department level. In addition, they will contribute significantly to the overall goals and objectives of the organization.Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree (Required)BLS Basic Life Support American Heart Association, RN Registered Nurse Ohio Board of NursingSpecialized Knowledge: Process improvement skills. Project management skills. May require advance training in specialty areas. Skills in computer applications as appropriate to area(s) of responsibility. Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relationships, verbal and written communication, management, adult education and nursing practice standards. Minimum 3 years clinical nursing experience. Previous leadership experience such as precepting, charge role, clinical lead role, mentoring, or department committee leadership.Work Shift: DayScheduled Weekly Hours : 40DepartmentMed SurgJoin us!... if your passion is to work in a caring environment... if you believe that learning is a life-long process... if you strive for excellence and want to be among the best in the healthcare industry Equal Employment Opportunity OhioHealth is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. OhioHealth does not discriminate against associates or applicants because of race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, military status, pregnancy, disability, marital status, familial status, or other characteristics protected by law. Equal employment is extended to all person in all aspects of the associate-employer relationship including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, discipline, reduction in staff, termination, assignment of benefits, and any other term or condition of employment


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Summary

The Dietetic Technician (DT) is responsible for the care plan implementation for patients admitted to the VA Southern Nevada Health Care. The DT is familiar with therapeutic diet principles and foods allowances and restrictions on therapeutic and modified texture diets. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in coordinating the therapeutic, dietary needs of patients, providing nutrition education within scope and assisting patients in the MOVE and Health Teaching Kitchen Programs.

Responsibilities

As a Dietetic Technician, the incumbent is responsible for assigned clinical duties within the Dietetic Technician scope of practice. The incumbent will check and document nourishment consumption, as assigned. Some of the duties include but are not limited to: Receiving and processing diet orders and other paperwork related to nutrition patient care. Conducting inpatient unit rounds to interview patients and determine their food preferences and satisfaction with meal service. Completing nutritional screenings on all inpatients within facility mandated times. Completing medical record documentation. Collecting data for studies and quality improvement. Teaching in various Nutrition Service Programs. Work Schedule: Various Tours of duty to include Holidays and Weekends.

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Dietetic Technician/0431A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/17/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates for CDT positions must possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs): 1. Knowledge of Human Nutrition Requirements In Health And Disease: This includes knowledge of the nutrient needs and the indicators for nutritional care; ability to identify individuals at nutritional risk within the patient population using pre-established screening data; and ability to develop and/or adjust a nutritional care plan for patients not at nutritional risk. 2. Ability to Gather Data from the Medical Record and Document Information Pertinent to Nutritional Care: This requires knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, laboratory tests, clinical, social and anthropometric data sufficient to understand nutrition-related material in a medical record; ability to interpret a physician's diet order; and ability to record accurate and understandable nutrition care plan information, for example, diet history, screening data, etc. 3. Ability to Monitor and Influence the Patient's Nutritional Intake: This requires the ability to accurately observe and/or record dietary information from individual patients; knowledge of factors that influence or limit individual food choices, preferences and acceptance; knowledge of the psychological effect of food on the patient; ability to calculate the nutritional content of food intake; knowledge of the four basic food groups and the recommended amount of foods from each group; and knowledge of the principles and nutrient content of modified diets. 4. Ability to Provide Nutrition Education for Selected Groups of Patients: This includes the ability to identify basic nutrition education needs of individuals; ability to plan and present nutrition information for a pre-established patient outcome; ability to identify and use appropriate methods to determine a patient's understanding, compliance and use of nutrition principles; knowledge of meal planning, preparation, sanitation and food safety principles and the ability to teach them to patients. 5. Skill in Patient Interviewing and Nutrition Counseling: This includes knowledge of the principles of effective communication and ability to evaluate information obtained in a patient interview. 6. Ability to Interact and Communicate Orally with People from a Variety of Backgrounds: This includes other members of the health care team. 7. Ability to Function Effectively in a Support Position within a Clinical Dietetic Section of a General Medical and Surgical and/or Psychiatric Hospital: This involves the ability to follow oral and/or written instructions, ability to accomplish work within established time frames; ability to work under pressure with constant interruptions; and ability to maintain composure under adverse conditions. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have successfully completed a Dietetic Technician Program from an accredited college/university with an emphasis in Nutrition Care or the equivalent post-secondary education in nutrition and dietetics.. Education must have included instruction in nutrition care/diet therapy, the natural sciences (e.g., anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), social sciences (e. g., psychology, sociology), food sciences, medical terminology, communications and education. In addition, qualifying education must include supervised field experience in a hospital or similar clinical setting.

In addition to the required education, candidates must meet specialized experience:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-5) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience is interviewing patients to obtain diet history, nutrition assessment data and/or food preferences; documenting progress notes and updating the medical record; developing nutritional care plans for patients; monitoring and assisting in the evaluation of food intake; adjusting meal patterns and nourishments for selected patients to accommodate preferences and tolerances; educating selected patients about their prescribed diets; teaching classes for groups of patients. This experience must reflect on your resume. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Analysis and Problem SolvingCommunicationsTechnical CompetenceTechnical Documentation Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work is physically active and involves standing, and walking, throughout the hospital. May require navigation of stairs for access to all patient care areas; and transporting food carts. May require lifting or moving objects weighing up to 30 pounds. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


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