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Staff Nurse V, Mental Health Service Line Director, VN-0610-00
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  Job posted:   Mon Mar 12, 2018
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Staff Nurse V, Mental Health Service Line Director, VN-0610-00
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
This is one supervisory position advertised under four different disciplines, Psychologist, Social Worker, and Nurse V. One selection will be made from among those eligible and qualified from one of the four different disciplines.
The Director for MH functions as a top management official with SCVAHCS. As such, the incumbent serves as a member of the SCVAHCS Medical Executive Board, as well as appropriate Executive Committees at the VISN level.
The Director for MH directly supervises and is assisted by the MHSL Administrative Officer, the Chief of Psychology, Nurse Administrator and Chief of the Domiciliary in administration of the MHSL. Through the MHSL leadership team, the Director for MH also supervises the Clinical Managers of the major product lines in Mental Health.
The incumbent has professional management and administrative responsibilities that are broad and complex in scope, and constitute a significant part of this VA Health Care System. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgement. He/she has line and staff authority for resource allocations within his/her area of responsibility. He/she ensures the efficient operations of the organizational unity.
**Work Schedule:** Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Occasional travel - Travel to CBOCs and VISN meetings
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Required
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### Responsibilities
As the Director of Mental Health of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (SCVAHCS), the incumbent has administrative, professional, and technical responsibility for the mental health delivery system within SCVAHCS. The SCVAHCS consists of the main facility located in St. Cloud, Minnesota and outlying CBOCs in Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo, Minnesota.
The Director of Mental Health (MH) has full and final authority with respect to administration of the service line. The Director for MH is responsible for goals, priorities, policies, procedures, clinical programs and resource allocations pertaining to the MHSL. Staff directly assigned to the MHSL are accountable to the Director of MH. All such personnel appointments are subject to the initial and continuing approval authority (within the limits imposed by fiscal realities), for all decision relative to staffing, including individual assignments, team composition (size, and professional mix), performance measures and productivity standards.
The Director for MH is responsible for establishing an organizational structure and an operating system that ensures the efficient and timely accomplishment of MHSL goals and priorities. He/she will ensure that MHSL programs reflect and support the mission and priorities of SCVAHCS. He/she will participate actively in the strategic planning process, in collaboration with other SCVAHCS Clinical Directors, the Associate Director, the Chief of Staff, and the SCVAHCS Director. The MHSL is responsible for representing the MHSL internally and externally, as one of the major service lines within the SCVAHCS. He/she will establish and ensure the integrity and full functionality of communication systems within the MHSL to inform personnel in a timely manner of program developments which affect them. He/she will establish and maintain policies and procedures that contribute effectively to excellence in customer service. He/she will allocate financial, space, equipment and human resources effectively within the MHSL in a manner which demonstrates commitment to quality health care delivery, improved productivity, technological advances and cost effectiveness.
The Director for MH is responsible for ensuring that internal control systems consistent with OMB, GAO, CARF and VA guidelines are in place, and identified problems are corrected in a timely manner. This responsibility includes ensuring that complaints from internal and external customers are received and addressed effectively. The Director will ensure that complaints and problems of a recurring nature are investigated and corrective actions are initiated in a timely manner.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
0610 Nurse
* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
### Qualifications
**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.
* 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.
**Grade Determinations**: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
* Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelor's degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience.
**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:** Must pass pre-employment physical.
### Education
**IMPORTANT:**A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
**Note:**Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: -visitus-forrecog.html.
### Additional information
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.
Selected applicants maybe required to complete an online onboarding process.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Recruitment incentive may be authorized for this position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Y**our application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
**NOTE:**Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows:
* Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
* Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
* Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
* Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research
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.
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### Background checks and security clearance
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* Required Documents
## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
**VA Form 10-2850a - (REQUIRED)** Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at:
1. A copy of your most recent SF-50B "Notification of Personnel Action" (if a federal employee)
2. A photocopy of your transcripts with degree awarded if you are using education to qualify
3. DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, indicating your Character of Service (if applicable)
4. Documentation of Service-Connected disability: Service-Connected disability letter and SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (if applicable)
5. Documentation of eligibility to be considered as surplus or displaced federal employee (if applicable)
Forms can also be found at
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50;s, etc.
* Cover Letter
* DD-214
* Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
* OF-306
* VA Form 10-2850a
* Other Documents
* Resume
* SF-15
* SF-50
* Transcript
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
* Benefits
## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/16/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Human Resources
##### Phone
##### Fax
##### Email
##### Address
St Cloud VA Medical Center
4801 8th Street North
St Cloud, MN
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 03/09/2018 to 03/16/2018
*Salary:* $123,976 to $164,200 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* VN 00
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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