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Registered Nurse (rn) Mental Health Nurse Educator Job in SEATTLE, WA

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SEATTLE, WA
Date:
09/22/2017
2017-09-222017-10-21
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Registered Nurse (rn) Mental Health Nurse Educator Job in SEATTLE, WA

Registered Nurse (rn) Mental Health Nurse Educator Job in SEATTLE, WA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $59,402.00 to $113,139.00 Grade 2 to 2
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/12/2017 Close Date 9/26/2017
Who may apply Public
Locations:
SEATTLE, WA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    09/12/2017 to 09/26/2017

  • Salary

    $59,402 to $113,139 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 2

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Announcement number

1203-10048534-17-RET

Control number

479197300

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    With a reputation for excellence, innovation and extraordinary care of our Nation's heroes, VA Puget Sound strives to lead the nation in terms of quality, efficiency and public service through its proven record of innovation and extraordinary care of Veterans. As the primary referral site for VA's northwest region, VA Puget Sound provides care for Veteran populations encompassing Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. Since 1923, VA Puget Sound Health Care System has distinguished itself as a leader in teaching, research and patient care while earning prestigious recognition as part of the largest health care network in the country. We consider it our privilege to serve the health care needs of more than 80,000 Veterans living in the Pacific Northwest. VA Puget Sound serves Veterans from a five-state area in the Pacific Northwest. We have two main divisions: American Lake and Seattle. In addition to our main medical centers we offer services to our patients in seven community-based outpatient clinics in Bellevue, Bremerton, Federal Way, Mount Vernon, North Seattle, South Sound and Port Angeles.
    ***Recruitment/Relocation incentive are not authorized for this position***

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    Responsibilities

    Mental Health Services are provided in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Programs include Addictions Treatment, Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program (Domiciliary), Acute Inpatient Psychiatry and Outpatient Mental Health Services. The Mental Health Nurse Educator is self-directed, able to function independently, be a team player and must be able to prioritize and function effectively in an autonomous environment.
    Duties include:

    • collaborate with the Nurse Managers and Nursing leadership to identify educational and training needs for staff for the Nursing Service Line.
    • collaborate with all the Nurse Educators will have an active role in the ongoing clinical education activities including in-services, training, competency assessment and evaluations of both current and new staff nursing skills.
    • support activities that foster competence, critical thinking and decision making, compliance with The Joint Commission, VHA and Puget Sound Health Care policies, regulations and best practices.
    • attain Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) instructor status within 6 months of hire and serve as a primary instructor for the Nursing service line.
    • support emergency responses in the acute setting to include BLS response and Code Green; evaluate response and recommend strategies to improve outcomes.
    • Communicate with clinical staff to implement appropriate psycho-educational group activities.
    • Provide staff education and assess staff competency regarding medications, disease process, RME, PMDB, Breathilizer use and other skills within the mental health setting.
    • systematically evaluate current practice, formulate outcomes for groups of patients and/or organizational processes within area of expertise.
    • propose revision based on evaluation of outcomes during team meetings and meetings with administrative staff.
    • review current nursing literature for new trends and changes based on evidenced based research.
    • exhibit leadership principles that integrate mental health interdisciplinary services.
    • serve in leadership capacity by membership on committees or project teams.

    Work Schedule: Day shift, 7:30am-4:00pm, occasional nights and weekends/Seattle and occasional travel to American Lake and CBOCs
    Financial Disclosure Report: not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479197300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.


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