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Registered Nurse (rn) Clinical Nurse Leader Mental Health Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Registered Nurse (rn) Clinical Nurse Leader Mental Health Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $66,987.00 to $106,104.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/12/2017 Close Date 9/26/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/12/2017 to 09/26/2017

  • Salary

    $66,987 to $106,104 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Control number


  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

    The St. Louis VAMC is a full-service health care facility providing inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois.
    The John Cochran Division has all of the medical center's operative surgical capabilities, the ambulatory care unit, and a six-story Clinical Addition that includes surgical facilities, intensive care units, outpatient psychiatry clinics, and expanded laboratory.
    The Jefferson Barracks Division provides psychiatric treatment, regional spinal cord injury treatment, a nursing home care unit, geriatric health care, rehabilitation services, and a rehabilitation domiciliary program for homeless veterans.
    The St. Louis VA Medical Center Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Belleville, IL; O'Fallon, MO (St. Charles County); St. Louis, MO (North St. Louis County); and Washington, MO.

     For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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    The duty station for this position is the VA St Louis Health Care System at the Jefferson Barracks Division. The duty station may be changed to one or multiple associated VAMC locations within the metropolitan St. Louis, MO area based on the needs of the medical center.

    The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), for the Mental Health Units will be assigned to the Mental Health Service Line and will work under the direct supervision of the respective Nurse Manager. Their assigned duties include, but are not limited to:

    ·         Practices autonomously to provide holistic assessments of patients.

    ·         Uses data to design individually tailored interventions, evaluations, and readiness for discharge. This includes assessing for physical and cognitive risks, ; initiating interdisciplinary plans of care and evaluating outcomes.

    ·         Promotes health maintenance in patients through education regarding disease processes, symptoms and treatments.

    ·         Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary health care team, including the patient, to develop direct a plan of care.

    ·         Articulates the individual's responses to illness and therapies considering their cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, religious, and lifestyle preferences.

    ·         Leads and directs the clinical care of a specific patient population to improve outcomes in complex patient populations.

    ·         Leads interdisciplinary patient rounds to promote the diffusion of evidenced based practice.

    ·         Utilizes the nursing process as the basis for systematic and creative management of patient care.

    ·         Demonstrates expert level knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to unit population

    ·         Utilizes expert knowledge and skills at the micro system level to improve patient population.

    ·         Assesses and evaluates patient care processes for effectiveness, initiating change when indicated.

    ·         Evaluates clinical practice and critical thinking skills of nursing staff and provides both formal and informal educational and mentoring opportunities as indicated.

    ·         Monitors, trends and fosters quality of computerized documentation.

    ·         Role models and facilitates appropriate teaching principles and strategies to meet patient/family education needs.

    ·         Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates educational programs utilizing principles of adult education.

    ·         Contributes to the development of policies, procedures, and/or clinical guidelines.

    This position reports to the Associate Chief Nurse, Mental Health

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479253400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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