This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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: 3-5 years of mid- to high-level leadership/management. A strong background in mental health. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex nursing section with diverse programs. Appropriate basic or advanced certification in Nursing Administration. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, and sitting. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards The Miami VA Healthcare System is looking for a Registered Nurse( Chief of Mental Health) to work in Nursing, Mental Health service. The Chief Nurse (CN) is integral to the Nursing Executive Management Team. The Chief Nurse for Mental Health will execute leadership characterized by substantial continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care, and is responsible for outcomes. The Chief Nurse of Mental Health is responsible for administrative and operational functions of his/her assigned nursing units/programs and functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with Nursing and Patient Care, Mental Health, Administrative staff, and other services. Responsible for assessing and recommending the allocation of human and material resources, determining staffing levels using NHPPD, managing overtime, and playing a significant role in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff. The Incumbent participates and collaborates with Joint Commission and CARF Accreditation for the inpatient Mental Health unit, MHRRTP, and outpatient Mental Health Programs. Establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community, as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels. Reports directly to the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services and covers in his/her absence as designated. Other duties include but are not limited to: Provides leadership to facilitate delivery for quality nursing care within the mental health service line. Works collaboratively and directly with Mental Health Service Chief and mental health professionals establishing processes to improve care delivery in the inpatient and outpatient environments, access to veterans, system redesign, performance, and quality outcomes. Provides direct supervision, orientation, and development of supervised staff. Sets clear and measurable goals for direct reporting staff. Provides leadership to staff for Joint Commission readiness including journey towards high reliability organizational goals. Direct involvement and participation in strategic planning and operational responsibilities for Nursing and Mental Health. Provide leadership/participation on nursing and medical center committees. Implement standards of professional practice. Contribute to the professional growth and development of colleagues, direct report staff, and other health care providers. Provide leadership in addressing ethical issues. Facilitates and monitors compliance with Mental Health performance measures, accreditation standards and administrative responsibilities in Nursing Administration and Mental Health. Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards 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 year) 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 retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:30am -4:00pm; flexibility required to ensure coverage for the operations of the facility; must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized to highly qualified applicant. EDRP Authorized: Contact, V8 Compensation Center of Excellence at VISN8CCOE@va.gov for questions. See \"Additional Information\" section below for more details Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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