Registered Nurse - 94 Acute Psychiatry - Psychiatric
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: September 20, 2023
Registered Nurse - 94 Acute PsychiatrySummary
The Central Texas VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for
3 Acute Care Psych Registered Nurse positions located at the Waco
campus. 94 AB Acute Psychiatric Units are focused on assisting
Veterans to return to their "normal life", ensuring that
psychosocial, medical, and emotional concerns are addressed as
Learn more about this agency
* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates
09/14/2023 to 12/29/2023
$72,371 - $126,735 per year
* Pay scale & grade
3 vacancies in the following location:
* Waco, TX
* Remote job
* Telework eligible
* Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional as patient care needs arise.
* Relocation expenses reimbursed
* Appointment type
* Work schedule
* Promotion potential
* Job family (Series)
* Supervisory status
* Security clearance
* Drug test
* Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
* Trust determination process
* Announcement number
* Control number
This job is open to
* Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
* The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the
Clarification from the agency
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until
December 29, 2023. The initial cut-off date for referral of
eligible applications will be September 28, 2023. Eligible
applications received after that date will be referred at regular
intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis
until positions are filled.
Central Texas VHCS is in the process of making a cultural change,
shifting from a disease-focused approach to a health and wellbeing
approach, in order to implement the Whole Health System of Care.
This is a VA-wide initiative to provide a comprehensive and
systematic approach to improve healthcare delivery at all stages of
Veteran care. This entails moving from an episodic, "siloed"
approach to an interdisciplinary, holistic approach, emphasizing
self-care in the larger context of well-being. All staff in this
facility will be part of this process, shifting the focus from the
question, "What's the matter with you?" to the question, "What
matters to you, and how can we help you live your best life?" This
strategy also involves integrating a full range of conventional
approaches with Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)
approaches in order to optimize lifelong health and well-being, as
defined by the Veteran, rather than narrowly focusing on disease
Performs initial and on-going physical and nursing assessment
according to accepted standards of nursing practice. Assesses,
plans, and evaluates patient care needs. Carries out physician
orders. Administers prescribed medications and monitors vital
signs. Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in
planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions
appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs
of each patient. Changes in patient's physiological, behavioral and
medical status are recognized, reported and documented as they
occur. Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals,
objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient
status. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as
appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. Instructs
and educates patients and families. Assesses and coordinates
patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare
team. Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and
conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total
Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for
Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual
leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
Work Schedule: Rotating weekends/holidays; Evening or night tours
available (1530-12MN or 2330-0800)
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
* All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to background/security investigation.
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a
requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
* Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.
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. HPTs who are on track to graduate/complete the
requirements should respond as if they have met the requirements.
Provide details in the narrative sections of the assessment.
* 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 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). The approving official may authorize a waiver of
the requirement for ACEN or CCNE accreditation of any degree in
nursing provided the college or university has regional
accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the Department
of Education at the time of the candidate's graduation and the
composite qualifications of the applicant warrant such
consideration. 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
* Evidence of Belt/Systems Redesign
* SNT/GNT/RNTTP completion
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