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Registered Nurse (rn) Mental Health Clinic Job in TOPEKA, KS

Registered Nurse (rn) Mental Health Clinic Job in TOPEKA, KS

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $48,681.00 to $76,397.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/1/2017 Close Date 12/18/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    12/01/2017 to 12/18/2017

  • Salary

    $48,681 to $76,397 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    Salary/Grade Level Determination: Your salary and grade will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB). The NPSB is a peer review process. The NPSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments. If position is filled by reassignment, individual selected will retain grade and step of position currently held.

    Area of Consideration (AOC): First area of consideration will be given to AFGE permanent employees at Topeka VAMC. Second AOC will be given to EKHCS permanent employees. Third AOC will be all other US Citizens.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


    This announcement may be used to fill identical positions vacated within 90 days of any selections made from the original announcement. More than 1 vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.

    If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions may be used. For additional information regarding performance based interviews, please review the following website(s) on the internet: http://www.va.gov/pbi. In addition, candidates may be interviewed by a panel.


    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.


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    The RN is a registered professional nurse, qualified by education and experience to provide direct staff support to Mental Health/Primary Care as it relates to planning, designing, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of program components and/or services to improve the quality of patient care and the appropriateness and timeliness of services provided.  The RN uses the nursing process and evidence-based practice to collaborate as members of the treatment team to ensure quality patient centered care is being delivered. The RN is responsible for collaborating with services internal and external to the VA to facilitate care transition in order to effectively meet the patients' needs.  Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge in assessing planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating care for a designated group of patients across the continuum of care: Recognizing the age related cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and geriatric patient.  Triages and applies a collaborative team approach in identifying, analyzing, and resolving patient care problems.  Collaborates with patients to assess and identify needs, issues, care goals, and resources in critical factors for achieving desired outcomes for discharge from either Mental Health (MH) or Primary Care (PC) setting, post hospital recovery and health maintenance/wellness.  Utilizes policy orders appropriately.  Maintains current knowledge of multidisciplinary resources, programs and services, referring patients for community resources as appropriate.  Demonstrates ability to collaborate with all levels of services and disciplines.  Collaborates with patient, family and care providers in any and all settings where care is being provided to evaluate and update changes in the patient-driven life plan and patient management.  Reviews options with patients and families, including costs, alternatives, risks/benefits and services.     Assists with the navigation of health care systems and intervenes or refers as needed to facilitate the achievement of patient outcomes.  Enhances patient self management by providing information regarding all options, choices, and resources.  Provides care, respecting patient's personal values, cultural, and belief system.  Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, including electronic, print, and conversations.  Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.  Promotes cost effective use of resources.  Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.  Applies skills, such as motivational interviewing to promote patient self-management toward patient-driven holistic care plan for life.  Supports the facility's EEO/affirmative action programs by executing assigned duties and responsibilities in a professional manner.  Provides age and population specific care and education.  Promotes health promotion and risk reduction strategies.  Guides others in the recognition of and participates in the resolution of ethical issues.  Provides for safety of at-risk patients awaiting evaluation or admission to acute psychiatry, by ensuring 1:1 observation is maintained at all times.  Must have excellent customer service and communication skills.

    Work Schedule: Full-time Days, Monday-Friday

    Functional Statement Title:  Staff Nurse

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

  • Requirements
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  • Benefits
  • How to Apply
  • Fair & Transparent

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485707800. 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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