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Vacancy Identification Number: 686214
There is only one position to be filled and will be located at the VISN Office, Durham, NC; This position may be filled by a Physician, Psychologist, Social Worker or Nurse.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are NOT authorized.
Permenant Change of Station (PCS) is NOT authorized.
Appraised Value Offer Program (APVO) formerly GHBO is NOT authorized.
This position may be filled by a Social Worker, Psychologist or Psychiatrist.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Selectee will be subject to a two year probationary/trial period.
Subject to fingerprint, drug screening, and background investigation.
All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Full unrestricted licensure, certification or registration required.
English Language Proficiency required.
Salary and grade level is contingent upon a review and determination made by the Nurse Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience, and credentials.
The Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 6 is seeking one full-time Registered Nurse to serve as the Clinical Director for their Mental Health Service Line located in Durham, NC. The Clinical Director of the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the MHSL to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education, Business, and Performance goals. The medical centers range from smaller, rural facilities to highly affiliated, tertiary care institutions. The MHSL is a network level function that coordinates and plans for mental health care throughout the VISN. The incumbent may be located at any facility within VISN 6 although Durham is the preferred site. He/she must be a Leader with advanced clinical experience as well as demonstrated administrative and leadership skills.
NOTE: Please read vacancy announcement carefully. You must apply online or fax your documents.
The Clinical Director, MHSL is responsible for supporting the development, smooth integration, implementation and coordination of all Mental Health services delivered under the auspices of VISN 6. The incumbent reports directly to the MHSL Director, VISN CMO and the Network Director and will be responsible for the overall management of the VISN MHSL. The incumbent will develop policies and procedures and negotiate budgetary matters. The incumbent will participate in the process of appointing local Mental Health Service Chiefs, in conjunction with the local Medical Center Director and Chief of Staff, with final approval by the CMO.
In accordance with VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, March 2009.
(1) Citizenship. Citizen of the United States . (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
(2) Graduation from School of Nursing
(a) Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. [ NOTE: See exception in subparagraph (b) below for candidates who are enrolled in a MSN Bridge Program. ]
1. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). OR
2. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
(b) [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.
(c)] In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted registration (see paragraph 2a(3)) will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
(a) Condition of Employment. A registered nurse (RN) will have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia . The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.
(4) Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
(5) English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED. FAILURE TO SUBMIT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
*** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
Doctoral Degree in Nursing or related field (Mental Health) is preferred but not required.
Masters degree in nursing or related field with BSN [or a Bachelors degree in a related field If MSN obtained in a Bridge Program, no BSN required .] PLUS approximately 5-6 years of experience
Doctoral degree ( preferred ) in nursing or related field (Mental Health) AND appropriate basic or advanced certification desired PLUS approximately 4-5 years of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)
Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States , and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
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