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Registered Nurse-Admissions Office

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Western State Hospital is a smoking free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds. Submit a completed state application online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. If assistance is needed, contact by email Scott.Canterbury@dbhds.virginia.gov. To apply for a job, you must make sure that your online application is complete. MISSING INFORMATION (DATES OF ALL PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT, PREVIOUS SALARIES, SUPERVISORS, CONTACT INFORMATION, ETC) IS AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Resumes will not suffice for missing or incomplete information on the application as the application is the primary source document for state recruitment. Please make sure all telephone numbers/addresses are current and up-to-date. REMEMBER YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER. You have not completed applying for this position until you receive a confirmation number. If you are connected to a printer, print the confirmation number so that you can track the progress of your application, and click on OK. If you are not connected to a printer, write down the confirmation number, and then click on OK. Reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview processes are available upon request to persons with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with national service experience (VISTA, PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps), minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Western State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of WSH’s employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Registered Nurse-Admissions Office
Role Title Registered Nurse I - 49112
Job Open Date 12/27/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Commensurate with education and experience
Agency Western State Hospital (706)
Agency Website http://www.wsh.dbhds.virginia.gov
Location Staunton - 790
Sublocation
Position Number P0006
Job Posting Number 1032817
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference Yes
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 04
Job Description

Western State Hospital is seeking a Registered Nurse to provide a welcoming and recovery oriented environment for new admissions during the 3rd shift hours (11p-9:30a). This position will work 4 ten hour shifts/week with every other weekend required. The position will communicate clinical and administrative issues to management. Additionally, the successful incumbent will evaluate and document staff performance and coordinate services on assigned shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

RN Licensure or eligibility in Virginia. Previous experience working with consumers with serious mental illness is a requirement. Experience with physical health assessments required. Experience working independently and making critical clinical decisions quickly to coordinate services is a must.
Ability to work a flexible schedule primarily 3rd shift required, 4 ten hour shifts, rotating weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification in psychiatric nursing a plus. Psychiatric nursing experience preferred. Knowledge of Virginia Pre-screening procedures and Virginia statues related to ECOs and TDOs helpful. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.

Special Requirements

The successful applicant must pass a criminal background investigation, drug screening test and employment reference check. The applicant must have the ability to perform at the level of physical demands noted on the Employee Work Profile and the verified ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Western State Hospital is a smoking free facility in all buildings and outside facility grounds. Submit a completed state application online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. If assistance is needed, contact by email Scott.Canterbury@dbhds.virginia.gov. To apply for a job, you must make sure that your online application is complete. MISSING INFORMATION (DATES OF ALL PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT, PREVIOUS SALARIES, SUPERVISORS, CONTACT INFORMATION, ETC) IS AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Resumes will not suffice for missing or incomplete information on the application as the application is the primary source document for state recruitment. Please make sure all telephone numbers/addresses are current and up-to-date. REMEMBER YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER. You have not completed applying for this position until you receive a confirmation number. If you are connected to a printer, print the confirmation number so that you can track the progress of your application, and click on OK. If you are not connected to a printer, write down the confirmation number, and then click on OK. Reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview processes are available upon request to persons with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with national service experience (VISTA, PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps), minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Western State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of WSH’s employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

Contact Information

Name Scott Canterbury
Phone
Fax
Email Scott.Canterbury@dbhds.virginia.gov
Address

PO Box 2500
103 Valley Center Drive
Staunton, VA 24402

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you licensed or eligible to practice as a Registered Nurse by the Virginia Board of Nursing in the State of Virginia?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe your education and/or experience working in a mental health setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have previous experience in an environment involving mental health patient admissions?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you able to work a flexible schedule?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you able to work alternate work schedules, weekends, holidays and overtime?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter