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Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Anchorage, Alaska, AK, United States
5 days ago
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Anchorage, Alaska, AK, United States
7 days ago
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Anchorage, Alaska, Alaska, United States
5 days ago

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Responsible for care to Veterans assigned to the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program (MHRRTP) which includes three programs within it: Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP), Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV), and Compensated Work Therapy Transitional Residence (CWT/TR) program.,Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 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: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), Moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), Straight pulling (1 hour), Pulling hand over hand (1 hour), Pushing (2 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (2 hours), Standing (2 hours), Kneeling (1 hour), Repeated bending (1 hour), Both legs required, Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, 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 the other, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted), Emotional and Mental stability. Environmental Factors: Outside and inside, Dry atmospheric conditions, Excessive noise, intermittent, Constant noise, Dust, Silica, asbestos, etc., Fumes, smoke, or gases, Electrical energy, Slippery or uneven walking surfaces, Working around machinery with moving parts, Working with hands in water, Vibration, Working closely with others, Working alone, Protracted or irregular hours of work, Working with Hazardous drugs.,["Duties include but are not limited to: Organize and conduct various treatment modalities including whole health, harm reduction, and milieu therapy; Monitor Veteran behavior and intervene when necessary utilizing techniques from the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) with an emphasis on verbal de-escalation; Monitor Veterans for critical changes, provide effective crisis management, and appropriately initiate emergency procedures during medical or psychiatric emergency situations; Participate in educational opportunities for Veterans and staff members including: groups, explanations, resident community announcements, and individual appointments; Provide support and encouragement to all Veterans with an emphasis on developing positive goals for the future and identifying the steps needed to achieve these goals; Utilize every opportunity to engage Veterans in their care; focus on positive aspects of each situation while addressing all aspects of the situation; Present a willingness to perform described duties and other duties as assigned; Treat all Veterans with the utmost dignity and respect, model appropriate behavior, and develop innovative ways to continue to improve the therapeutic setting for the Veterans; Perform assessments on Veterans regarding medical, psychiatric, or biopsychosocial stressors; Relay information regarding assessments to appropriate member of the treatment team or enact emergency services for assistance; Document encounter with Veteran in electronic medical record. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at V20CompensationTeam@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nPay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more"]

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65100497
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska, Alaska, United States
  • Position Title: Registered Nurse - MHRRTP
  • Company Name For Job: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: None
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