The Mental Health Service Line Chief is directly accountable to facility leadership and serves as principal advisor for administration and management of the inter-disciplinary service line at this medical center. A key role of the service line chief is linking clinical improvements to operational efficiency for the service line that includes responsibility of emergency room care, inpatient care, and employee health services. The intensity, activity, and broad program mission of the Mental Health Service Line generates numerous and complex problems which require the service line chief to have outstanding skills and ability in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the programs in order to effectively contribute to the positive impact on the interdisciplinary service, the interdisciplinary profession and the health care delivery system. Each of these key responsibilities is essential to providing services for our Veterans. From patient care to working closely with the patients' families, you can play an active role in helping vets receive the care they deserve.
The service line chief formulates long and short-range goals and objectives, plans and programs for the service, integrating them with the overall medical center and VISN objectives and plans. The Mental Health Service Line Chief also serves as a member of the VISN 5 MHSL sub-council which coordinates planning and programming, and helps promote best practices in mental health across the VISN. Participates with leadership and other managerial and medical staff and other clinical leaders in the decision-making structure and processes of the medical center to assure that quality patient care is maintained. As a full staff official to the Physician Director of the Mental Health Service, the service line chief actively participates in the overall management consideration involving administration, budgeting, manpower, and other resource utilization, including identification of long and short range needs, formulation of proposals for top management consideration and plans and initiates improvement actions on a continuing progressive basis. This involves preparing budget estimates, justifying quarterly allotment requests as required, preparing projections, and justification for budgetary, personnel, equipment, and space requirements of the service. Participates in multi-disciplinary meetings on a regular basis.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. A Compressed Tour may be available.
Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health Service Line Chief
- U.S. citizenship.
- Proficient in spoken and written English
- BLS and ACLS certifications approved by the American Heart Association.
The NP: 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.
- 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)
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.
Nurse Practitioners. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.]
The PA must meet one ofthe following: (1). A Bachelor's degree from PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or (2). Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a Bachelor's degree in a health related occupation or health-related science, or (3). Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist or medical technician. The duration of approved academic training certification must total at least five years. As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. The requirement does not apply to non-certified PA on VA rolls as of that date.
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Boardto determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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:?,
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Physical Standards/Requirements: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other( 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists OR 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations)
*Other Veterans Document
Certification in Mental Health by the ANA or other nationally recognized certifying body. (required)
VA Form 10-2850a - application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required). VA Form 10-2850c for Associated Health Occupations (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1939314.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.