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JOB SUMMARY:

One (1) full-time vacancy exists for the position of staff nurse for  Inpatient/Acute Psychiatry with an active clinical research program.  Primary functions include:  completing psychiatric patient assessments, participating in the development of interdisciplinary mental health  treatment plans, providing individual and group education, medication administration and education.  The incumbent will be directly responsible to the Nurse Manager, Acute Psychiatry.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10-F-292(Include on all documents)

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As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Requirements

Graduation from School of  Nursing
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing; or   The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).  A registered nurse (RN) will have a 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 in the District of Columbia.  The appointing official may waive this registration if the RN is to serve in a country other than the United States and the RN has registration in that country (e.g., Philippines).  The RN must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA.  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.

Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: 1.  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing; or   2.  The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You must have a certification, licensure, or registration credentials in Nursing for this position. In some cases, these may be substituted for experience and education.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

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