The incumbent serves as a Nurse Manager III, Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services (PRRS) program under the Mental Health Care Line (MHCL) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas. 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. Preferred Experience: 1) At least five years of licensed independent practice. 2) Previous experience working with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or the Recovery Model. 3) Previous leadership experience. 4) ANCC Board Certified in Psychiatric Mental Health. 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 year's 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: The work is primarily sedentary, but it may require periods of mobility (e.g., walking, bending, or climbing) and employee may carry and lift light items (under 15 pounds) such as books, instruments, laptops and other similar materials and the use of fingers. The work requires emotionally stability, working closely with others, emotional stability, mental stability, and working alone. Requires the incumbent to possess or develop an understanding of particular needs of Veterans. Sensitivity to the special needs of all patients in reference to age, developmental requirements, and culturally related factors must be consistently achieved. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards This announcement is for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Program Manager. The program provides clinical psychiatric rehabilitation, which promotes personal recovery, successful community integration and satisfactory quality of life for Veterans with serious mental illness. As such, the program manager provides independent clinical administration of the PRRC teams at all locations or care (MEDVAMC and 5 CBOC's) direct supervision of interdisciplinary staff assigned to the program within MH, and shared responsibility for SW and Peer Support specialists who have joint report structures. The person selected for this position must hold a valid driver's license due to the need for community based interventions. They maintain responsibility for the program on a 24/7 basis and are expected to respond in the event of emergencies. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm\nTravel: Occasional travel within a 50 mile radius of the outpatient clinic may be required.\nTelework: May be available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement: 000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized to highly qualified applicants\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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