Registered Nurse (Chief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinic)
Department of Veterans Affairs 1,248 reviews - Providence, RI

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 802331 (Please include on all documents)

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Our Medical Center is located in Providence, RI with outpatient clinics located in Middletown, RI, Hyannis and New Bedford, MA. We provide high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Rhode Island, also known as the Ocean State, offers a range of lifestyles to those seeking the advantages of an exciting city or relaxing country setting.

This Registered Nurse (Chief, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic) is located in Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS). This position reports to the Associate Chief of MH&BSS and is not a bargaining unit position.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is determined by a professional standards board.

One position to be announced across the Nursing, Psychologist, Physician, and Social Worker occupations.

This is a permanent, full-time position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
  • You must be a US citizen
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination
  • Designated and random drug testing may be required
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Full unrestricted Licensure required

  • Provides oversight of day to day functions and leadership to the staff within the PTSD Clinic which includes the following: Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation New Dawn (OND), Women's PTSD programs.
  • Supervises, directs and coordinates the clinical staff and is responsible for providing the professional, administrative, and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of a large and complex section made up of multiple clinical programs.
  • Provides administrative leadership to plan, develop, implement and oversee clinical services and programs for patients that have a high degree of clinical complexity.
  • Develops and implements relevant policies and procedures for delivering PTSD treatment services.
  • Provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health care to patients with chronic and acute dysfunction.
  • Reports to the Chief of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Services or designee, but practices independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment in day-to-day activities.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: (from VHA Qualification Standards)

Basic Requirements:
  • Graduate of a state approved, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)/Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited school of nursing.
  • Active, current, full and unrestricted Registered Nurse License.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Master's of Science degree in Nursing or Master's in a field a related to nursing with a BSN or Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field from a regionally accredited university of college.
  • A minimum of three years of successful nursing practice in the area of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide specialty care to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Demonstrated skills in patient assessment with the ability to implement a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary groups to identify, analyze and resolve problems and improve patient care services.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and organizational skills along with the ability to be flexible.
  • Effective and impeccable communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaboration, communication, and working with staff, leaders, and colleagues.
  • Successful Grant seeking and manuscript publication.
Physical Standards: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.

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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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: . 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 in a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.***

Reference: VA Qualification Standards (Handbook 5005) is available in the local Human Resources Office.

Additional Requirements/Information:

Subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.

Selectee will be presented to a peer review board to determine final grade and salary.

Subject to a two year probationary period.

Position does not confer competitive status.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see )

Veterans Preference:

When applying for Federal jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.) Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow, widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application material.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

An incomplete application will receive a rating IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible to incompatible software or fax transmissions.

BENEFITS: Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

OTHER INFORMATION: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

Relocation incentive maybe authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

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