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RN, Mental Health Intensive Case Management-Redding
Sacramento VA Medical Center | Redding, California
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Job Description

RN, Mental Health Intensive Case Management- Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement-Redding

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Agency contact information

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1 vacancy in the following location:
Redding, CA

Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 12/1/2016 (1 day(s) ago)

Closes Friday 12/16/2016 (14 day(s) away)

Salary Range
$60,799.00 to $111,609.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade
VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status
No

Who May Apply
U.S. Citizens and Current Federal employees

Control Number
458236100

Job Announcement Number
612-17-SG-1864070-BU

Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number: 1864070

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.

VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Duties

POSITION SUMMARY: The Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)- Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (RANGE) nurse is a registered professional nurse accountable for assisting in the selection of Veterans to participate in the MHICM-RANGE program, and for providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to seriously mentally ill Veterans.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The responsibility of the MHICM nurse is to provide and direct the delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse and rural Veteran population.
The MHICM nurse possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary mental health practice setting.
The MHICM nurse serves on a multidisciplinary team which provides community based case management to Veterans with serious mental illness and a history of high hospital use.
The MHICM nurse helps to coordinate plans for nursing interventions and participates in multidisciplinary treatment plans for identification of problem areas and appropriate MHICM interventions.
The MHICM nurse is responsible for completion of required clinical records as well as MHICM forms for evaluation and monitoring of service delivery and outcome.
The MHICM nurse serves as a primary and secondary case manager for Veterans and assesses their mental and physical status.
The MHICM nurse plans and participates in continuing educational programs and serves as liaison between community service organizations/agencies and the MHICM program.
The MHICM nurse assists Veterans with social/recreational outings in the community.
The MHICM nurse uses broad based clinical knowledge to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, assists in managing acute and chronic illness states and assists Veterans in attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation.
The MHICM nurse assists Veterans in the community to maintain or improve his or her health and mental capabilities by performing functions, such as maintaining medication schedules, doing health assessments, monitoring vital signs and assisting in maintaining medication boxes.
She/he advises the Veteran on functions that are essential to personal safety, self-preservation and comfort in the community.
The MHICM nurse assists with research studies in collaboration with other members of the MHICM team and applies the findings to practice. She/he serves on Nursing Service Committees and task forces as assigned.
The MHICM nurse delivers fundamental knowledge-based case management to assigned Veterans while developing the technical competencies required for the specific practice setting.
The MHICM nurse possesses in-depth knowledge regarding Veterans' illness and psychotropic medication, and provides medication education as needed.
The MHICM nurse has the skills to de-escalate agitated Veterans and to manage crisis situations.
The MHICM nurse has the skills to intervene effectively and therapeutically with Veteran's families.
RNs assigned to the case management program are required to have knowledge of community resources, make field visits to Veterans and must possess a valid driver's license.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The incumbent is a graduate of a ACEN or CCNE accredited School of Nursing and maintains an unrestricted RN license in one of the fifty states.
Ability to read, write legibly and comprehend the written and spoken work in English; basic computer literacy and ability to effectively learn new software programs.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a Master's Degree in Nursing
Psychiatric nursing experience
The incumbent should have a minimum of 2 years of successful clinical practice during which a high level of professionalism, self-motivation, and exceptional internal/external customer service skills are demonstrated.
BLS Certification through the American Heart Association.

Travel Required

Not Required

Relocation Authorized

No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Contact

Suzanne Gray
Phone: (916)843-7369

Email : SUZANNE.GRAY4@VA.GOV

Address

VHA Northern California HCS Sacramento
Department of Veterans Affairs
150 Muir Road
Martinez
CA

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