Department Of Veterans Affairs San Juan , PR 00901
The Suicide Prevention Coordinator is a licensed, registered nurse in the Suicide Prevention Program responsible for the implementation of suicide prevention strategies at the local level through education, monitoring, and coordination activities.
Work Schedule: Mondays thru Fridays and extended hours (may include if needed working on Saturdays and Holidays).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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The Coordinator identifies veterans at risk for suicide, tracks appointments, coordinates and enhances care as needed; develops and implements an ongoing education plan for provider of the main facility and the CBOC's, medical center staff, veterans. He/She evaluates, tracks, and re-evaluates high risk cases referred by the institution for Patient Record Flagging. The Coordinator monitors the calls received by the local Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the referrals made from the National Hotline to this station. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator is responsible for promoting and maintaining an effective communication with the VA National Suicide Prevention Coordinator, the Center of Excellence at Canandaigua, and attends to scheduled calls and meetings. He/she will serve as a liaison for the VA National Suicide Prevention Coordinator and the Facility. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator will coordinate and participate in the delivery of the community version of Operation Save to community organizations that have contact with Veterans, with at least five outreach activity per month. This also includes forging relationships with local and state suicide prevention organizations, local crisis line organizations and Veteran Service Organizations. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator will work towards the development of partnerships with OIF/OEF coordinators, Patient Safety Managers, Homeless Coordinators, local Vet Center staff, residential care teams and local mental health teams to assure that patients are assessed and evaluated for suicide risk as appropriate and preventive interventions are in place. As part of the Psychiatry Service the Suicide Prevention Coordinator is an active member of the Mental Health Executive Council, Staff and Executive Meetings and the Psychiatry Ambulatory Care Environment of Care Committee. The Coordinator identifies the cases with Para suicidal behavior that meet criteria for referral to the local Psychiatry Service Peer Review Committee, as well as the Facility Peer Review Committee.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. This position involves traveling distances greater than 20 miles and transporting psychiatric patients to VACHS or community hospitals via ambulance.
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HelpRequirements 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
Must be proficient in spoken Spanish
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.
Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
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.
This position involves lifting, moving, and transporting of patients. The position involves exposure to blood borne pathogens, fine manipulation , standing, walking, bending, crouching, and reaching patients.This position involves traveling distances greater than 20 miles and driving a vehicle. It requires dealing with the acutely ill, with patients who may display disturbed behaviors, and with stressful situations. Assisting with transferring patients to wheelchairs and/or may need to escort a patient to other areas. Moving patients and weighing patients in excess of 50 kg. or more. Wearing of a respirator may be required at times in the performance of the duties of this position. When required to use respirator, employee cannot have facial hair or any condition that interferes with the face to face piece seal or valve function of the respirator. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:
1.Must be proficient in spoken Spanish.
2.Must possess two (2) years of experience as RN, required. (Your RN experience must be reflected on your resume to include hours worked per week and specific dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present).
3.Must possess one (1) year of experience as RN in Mental Health Nursing, required. (Your RN experience must be reflected on your resume to include hours worked per week and specific dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present).
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.