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Posted on 10/11/2017

RN- (Prevention & Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) Progr

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Las Vegas, NV

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Job Description

* Duties




## Duties


### Summary


**Come work in the entertainment capital of the world -- Las Vegas, Nevada! Whether it be the iconic strip; the exciting nightlife; the world renowned restaurants; or any of the outdoor adventures, Las Vegas has it. With over three-hundred days of fabulous weather, there is never a reason or season to stay home! **


Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


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.


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### Responsibilities


The Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) Program Coordinator is responsible for a diverse range of activities involving support, growth and maintenance in the PMDB Training at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. The PMDB Training Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Nurse Executive/Nursing Professional Services in the Office of Patient Care Services.


The duties of the PMDB Coordinator include, but are not limited to:




* Coordination of PMDB training for VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System employees




* Collaborates with facility leadership to ensure facility policies are compliant with The Joint Commission (TJC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements regarding workplace violence prevention training




* Prepares, reviews, and submits national reports regarding assignment and completion of PMDB training




* Uses Microsoft software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Office, Database, Publisher, etc.) effectively to complete and manage correspondence, tracking, reporting, and education initiatives




* Knowledge in VA, TJC, OSHA and other guidelines associated with education and training in workplace violence prevention




* Coordinates with Facility Education in assignment of Level I PMDB training to all employees within 90 days of hire




* Coordinates with Facility Education in assignment of additional levels of PMDB training to employees based on the facility's annual Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment (WBRA).




* Coordinates with Facility Education to track training assignments and completions for the facility




* Facilitates the development of Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT) & PMDB Level 4 Training (Therapeutic Containment), as appropriate




* Submits training plans, assignments, and completions to the VHA Central Office (VHACO) PMDB Program per VHACO PMDB Program instructions




* Coordinates assignment of PMDB Facility Trainers to Level II, III, and IV classes, as appropriate




* Ensures PMDB Facility Trainers are initially certified by completing a Train-The-Trainer (TTT) course and then recertified via the annual PMDB Trainer Recalibration Conference or a Facility Trainer Recertification Assessment (FTRA) every 4 years.




* Documents and tracks which levels each PMDB Facility Trainer is certified to teach to ensure they teach a sufficient number of classes in that level each year to maintain training skills.




* Ensures facility Master Trainers perform requirements to maintain status and training skills




* Ensures employees assigned to Levels II, III, and IV have sufficient methods, times, and opportunities to complete biennial skills assessments to determine if retraining is needed.




* Coordinates fiscal, space, and human resources sufficient to conduct facility trainings at all levels.




* Completes all appropriate documentation for local conference approval and travel necessary to implement the PMDB program.




* Ensures access to all available PMDB training curriculum and training tools is available to Facility Trainers and Master Trainers.




* Serves as a member of the Disruptive Behavior/Fugitive Felon Committee, completes a minimum of two Category I Behavioral Patient Record Flag and Order of Behavioral Restriction re-reviews per month and attends all regularly scheduled meetings of the Disruptive Behavior/Fugitive Felon Committee




* Coordinates Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment (WBRA) workgroup and serves a member of the WBRA Workgroup with VA Police to complete the facility's annual WBRA.


**Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday


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### Travel Required


Not required


##### Supervisory status




##### Promotion Potential




### Who May Apply


#### This job is open to…


United States Citizens


Questions? This job is open to 1 group.


* #### Job family (Series)


0610 Nurse


* Requirements




## Requirements


### Conditions of Employment


* Must pass pre-employment examination.

* Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.

* Background and/or Security Investigation required.

* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


**Education/Experience Requirements:**Seeking individuals who have completed a


Bachelor's degree/Masters preferred or higher degree in nursing or a related health field.


**Physical Requirements:**This position requires visual acuity; keen hearing; clear, distinctive speech; and manual dexterity. This position requires walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. The APRN must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on employee, environmental, and program needs. Must be able to perform the following:




* Moderate Lifting 20-45 lbs.




* Walking, standing intermittently up to a period of one continuous hour. Total walk, and standing time for the 8 hour day, is up to 4 hours.




* Intermittent sitting up to a period of one or more continuous hour(s). Total sitting time for the day up to 4 hours.




* Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously




* Ability to distinguish shades of colors




* Typing intermittently up to one continuous hour




* Bending and stooping required to assess patients or perform care




* Reaching above shoulder required to obtain supplies or light objects




* Fine motor movements of hands/fingers to document electronically




* Hearing acuity to communicate on the telephone and auscultate with stethoscope




* Corrected vision to 20/30




* Ability to exert 20 lbs of pressure to compress an adult chest 2" for approximately 1-2 minutes (CPR)




* Frequent hand washing and sanitizing required


### Qualifications




* U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.

**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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year?s of nursing practice/experience.


**Preferred Experience-Individuals with the following experience will be ranked amongst the most highly qualified and be considered first in Veterans Preference Order:**


* PMDB Master Trainer or Master Trainer in Training

* At least 1 year serving as an advisory member to executive-level leadership (PMDB) on the prevention and management of disruptive behavior and workplace violence prevention or demonstrate willing to be trained.

* At least 1 year of experience of coordination and completion of a VHA facility level Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment or demonstrate willing ability to be trained.

* At least 1 year experience in facility level policy development and design in the prevention and reporting of disruptive patient behavior and workplace violence prevention or demonstrate willing ability to be trained.

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.


### 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.


### Additional information


It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.


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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.


**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.


In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


**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.


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.


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### Background checks and security clearance


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* Required Documents




## Required Documents


All applicants are **required** to submit the following supporting document type(s):



* Other (VA Form 10-2850a )



* Resume


Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:





* DD-214



* SF-15



* SF-50



* Transcript


**VA Form 10-2850a** - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists **(required)**Available at the VA Forms website:


Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.


**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.


**Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:**You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2016677.


*NOTE*: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.



#### 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.


* Benefits for federal employees

* Healthcare insurance

* Pay and leave


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:


Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.


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 View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


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### Agency contact information


### LaShaun T. Parker


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##### Address


VHA Southern Nevada HCS Las Vegas


6900 North Pecos Road

North Las Vegas, NV


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### Next steps


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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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 USAJOBS account and clicking on ?Application Status.? For a more detailed update of your status, click on ?more information.? Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource 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) office at OPM

* Office of Equal Opportunity


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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:* 10/10/2017 to 10/24/2017



*Salary:* $59,136 to $119,231 per year



*Pay scale & grade:* VN 00



*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time



*Appointment type:* Detail

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