Registered Nurse (rn) Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse (rn) Job in EUGENE, OR

Vacancy No. LW-17-CAS-1999423 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $66,481.00 to $113,737.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/12/2017 Close Date 8/25/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-12 to 2017-08-25

  • Salary

    $66,481 to $113,737 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Series

    0610 Nurse

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1999423

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

This position is located at the Behavior Health Recovery and Reintegration Service (BHRRS) in Eugene Oregon. 

EUGENE: It is the second largest city in the state of Oregon and the seat of Lane County. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (80 km) east of the Oregon Coast. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. The city is also noted for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities (especially bicycling, running/jogging, rafting, and kayaking), focus on the arts, activist political leanings, and residents with "alternative" lifestyles. Eugene's slogan is "A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors." It is also referred to as the "Emerald City", and as "Track Town, USA. For more information on the Eugene area visit:

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

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.


The Registered Nurse is assigned to Mental Health Service. The section, care line, or department description and patient population served as defined in applicable Scope of Service. The Nurse functions as a primary nurse for a defined group of patients for the Mental Health Clinic, such as; Behavioral Health Recovery and Reintegration Services (BHRRS).  Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient/resident care. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care focused on patient/resident transition through the continuum of care, patient, family education, patient/resident self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Provides cross coverage to other areas as assigned by management. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in population served level quality improvement processes and initiatives and customer service programs.

The Registered Nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process that includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient/resident, whether an individual, family, group, or community.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing is a practice specialty. The Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nurse provides care and treatment to those who are experiencing mental, behavioral, psychological, spiritual and physical distress. The PMH nurse recognizes the complexity of care required in the psychiatric patient and is able to assist with developing a partnership with the patient to employ patient goals that may include renewing hope, involvement in meaningful activities, becoming empowered, overcoming social barriers to inclusion and managing symptoms. The PMH nurse is cognizant of the level of risk of the psychiatric patient and promotes a safe, therapeutic, recovery oriented environment through analysis of the assessment data.

The PMH Registered Nurse demonstrates competence in caring for those with mental health problems, psychiatric disorders and those with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. The PMH Nurse demonstrates professional attributes that include self-awareness, empathy, moral integrity and have characteristics such as showing respect for those with mental illness and their families., acceptance, sensitivity, accountability and advocacy. The PMH Nurse shows compassion and makes an effort to promote recovery orientated care and reduce the incidence of restraint and seclusion.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Functional Statement Mental Health Clinic Nurse

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Christina A. Scott
Phone: (541)440-1000x40103


VHA Roseburg HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources 05

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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