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Registered Nurse (rn) Telemental Health Job

Registered Nurse (rn) Telemental Health Job

Vacancy No. DE-10111536-18-WI Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $55,304.00 to $102,416.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/5/2018 Close Date 12/3/2018
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    01/05/2018 to 12/03/2018

  • Salary

    $55,304 to $102,416 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • 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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
    The West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) provides a variety of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as offering numerous educational programs. Outpatient services include: Ambulatory Care, Mental Health, Women's Health, Transition and Care Management, Home Based Primary Care, Tele-Health, Anticoagulation Clinics, Ophthalmology, and Dentistry. Skilled nursing care and acute rehabilitation is provided in the Community Living Center, with specialty referrals to other VISN 17 facilities and community services. Staffed with approximately 600 employees, the facility serves counties in West Texas and New Mexico area, with a Veteran population of approximately 57,000. The WTVAHCS is part of the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network, VISN 17 and is centrally located at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Highway 87 in Big Spring, Texas with Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) located in Abilene, Odessa, San Angelo, Ft. Stockton, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico.

    Big Spring, "The Crossroads of West Texas" is home of the newly restored historic "Settles Hotel", "The Spring", and home of the National Championship Howard College Hawks Basketball and Baseball teams. With a growing economy, our city has many new businesses locating in the area offering more shopping and family orientated attractions. Big Spring is centrally located within driving range of the following communities Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, and Lubbock, Texas.



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    This announcement is not intended to cover all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of this position. The RN is involved in direct patient care/family interactions. Provides primary triage services for psychiatry and/or psychology clinics. Uses the nursing process (assessment, outcome, identification, planning, implementation, evaluation) in delivery of safe, high quality mental health care. Demonstrates basic observation and assessment of Veterans, uses nursing judgment in developing a plan of care. Initiates effective action in emergencies. Provides and documents patient education, mostly individualized, but may include limited provision of educational groups. Maintains comprehensive spreadsheets and provides telephone interventions for Veterans' outpatient follow up care. Assists in management of consults and compliance with national suicide prevention guidelines (completes plans; 1:1 monitoring of high risk patients; crisis management). May assist with Mental Health clinics for prescription of specialized medications. The RN demonstrates a sustained high level of clinical practice to improve patient care and excellent interpersonal relationship skills to foster a high performing team and a civil workplace. Participates on hospital committees and is a resource for interpreting and communicating Nursing guidelines and practices. Is a flexible problem solver who forwards Mental Health Service and Medical Center goals, objectives, policies and procedures to staff, patients and the health care team. RN will be involved in Tele-health services. Training will be provided if required.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm. However position may require work beyond this schedule and travel.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
    Applications will be reviewed every 14 days until vacancy is filled.

    Travel Required

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

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

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