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Job Title: Psychiatric APRN, Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/10/2017
Expire Date: 01/09/2018
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Job Description
Psychiatric APRN, Violence Prevention Program Coordinator

This position is located in the office of the Associate Director, Quality and Safety Systems, at the George E. Wahlen VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah. The duties and responsibilities involve broad program management of the Violence Prevention Program, an important component of the facility that significantly impacts the health care provided to veterans across the entire Health Care System. Area of responsibility includes the George A. Wahlen Medical Center (a 1A level facility), nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), and four Vet Centers. The Violence Prevention Program consists of several components: the Violence Prevention Oversight Committee, Disruptive Behavior Committee, Workplace Violence Workgroup/Employee Threat Assessment Team. The incumbent manages the daily operations of the programs and provides direct service to employees and patients of the Health Care System. Given the scope and complexity of programs managed and services provided, the position requires that the incumbent is a senior mental health clinician with training and/or experience in threat assessment and working with potentially violent individuals. The incumbent should also have previous experience providing patient/staff education. Duties include but not limited to:

Violence Prevention Oversight Committee

  • Chairs committee which provides oversight and coordination of health care system-wide efforts to prevent, manage, and respond to violent incidents.
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures of the Violence Prevention Program.
  • Promotes the safe and effective delivery of health care throughout the system and encourages reporting of disruptive behavior.
  • Tracks and monitors disruptive behavior data.
  • Develops and implements an ongoing education program for providers, veterans, families, and members of the community on risk factors and warning signs for violence.
  • Completes the annual Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment (WBRA).
  • Reports to and advises facility leadership regarding systems issues that may contribute to disruptive behavior.
  • Assesses the environment of care for safety.
  • Develops risk mitigation recommendations.
  • Coordinates processes for debriefing and emotional support for employees, patients, and family members following disruptive incidents.
  • Works with Veteran Service Organizations and other community partners to increase awareness and recognition of veterans at risk for violence and options for getting assistance for such individuals.
  • Collaborates with the Suicide Prevention Team and Mental Health Service leadership to ensure a safe environment for the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and Emergency Department.
  • Serves as the point of contact for the Disruptive Behavior Reporting System (DBRS) used to collect and analyze data on disruptive incidents:
    • Responsible for roll out of program in the SLCHCS and works with VISN leadership for technical support.
    • Responsible for establishment and maintenance of data base.
    • Responds to all reports made through the DBRS regarding either staff or patient disruptive behavior.
    • Coordinates response to reports with leadership, appropriate review committees, police, and other departments as needed.
    • Complete response and follow up with cases in the data base.
Disruptive Behavior Committee (DBC) Chair
  • Chairs DBC, which reviews reports of disruptive incidents by patients/visitors and determines appropriate responses/interventions at the facility level, including decision to place disruptive behavior flags into veterans' medical records.
  • Coordinates with Chief of Staff (COS) to communicate DBC decisions to the veteran.
  • Serves as liaison between local facility and VISN CMO for appeals process.
  • Advises clinicians, clinic managers, safety officers, and police on a coordinated approach for addressing patient disruptive behavior.
  • Completes violence risk assessments of patients referred to DBC.
  • Completes chart tracers on each patient event and determines threat level and nature of violent behavior.
  • As indicated, conducts interviews of all persons involved as well as possible witnesses to incident.
  • Serves as member of VISN 19 patient record flag appeals board.
Workplace Violence Workgroup/Employee Threat Assessment Team (ETAT)
  • As a senior mental health clinician, provides clinically-informed guidance to the ETAT in its determination of level of threat posed by an employee, and decisions regarding most appropriate response to the specific situation.In this process may utilize various evidence-based threat assessment techniques, as appropriate.
  • Provides support for persons involved in an incident, including debriefing and education, as well as referrals to the Employee Assistance Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution, or Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • Utilize various evidence-based threat assessment techniques

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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.
    • 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.
Preferred Experience: Five years Psychiatric APRN experience.

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.Physical Requirements: Must be in overall good health, able to sit at a desk working at a computer, engage in light to moderate physical activity including sitting, walking, bending, and carrying supplies. Must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the Self or others. Must be able to pass VA requirements for operation of a government vehicle

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
    • 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.
Preferred Experience: Five years Psychiatric APRN experience.

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.
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