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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (Behavioral Health)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Pittsburgh, PA
Date:
07/06/2018
2018-07-062018-08-16
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Summary

These Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner positions are located in Behavioral Health.

This announcement will remain open until the positions have been filled. If the positions are filled prior to the closing date of the announcement, the announcement will be closed.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., with weekends and evenings possible; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/facility.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Duties
Major Duties/Responsibilities
~ Deliver holistic and comprehensive outpatient mental health services to Veterans with combat related disorders, who may also be suffering from substance abuse disorder. Veterans served may include a wide age-range and from all eras of military conflict (WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, IRAQ and Afghanistan).
~ Complete initial assessments to determine a Veteran's psychiatric need, to include psychotropic medications, referral to psychologist for evidenced-based psychotherapy, referrals for substance abuse treatment, and follow-up care.
~ Serve as a mental health care provider, prescribing and monitoring the implementation of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions, which include antipsychotic, antianxiety, psychostimulant, and antidepressant medications.
~ Provide services in the context of a multidisciplinary team, composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, administrative personnel, and CRNPs.
~ Provide follow-up diagnostic care to meet patient needs, with progress appropriately documented in the electronic patient record.
~ Work with a physician preceptor.
~ Complete quality assurance tasks such as peer reviews.
~ Complete quality control reviews, such as systems analysis and process analysis.
~ Participate in hospital committees and quality improvement tasks.
~ Practice within the guidelines of the policies, procedures, and standards of care/practice.
~ Maintain current knowledge of multidisciplinary resources, The Joint Commission, and related programs and services within this healthcare system.
~ Serve as a mentor, consultant, and coordinator for nurses and other health professionals.
~ Be flexible, organized and able to adapt to change.
~ Other duties as assigned.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$72,016
$129,963
Job Details
Application Open Date
5/25/2018

Application Close Date
12/7/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Two year probationary period may be required.

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

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

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

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

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

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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. 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.
      Additional Requirements for Nurse Practitioners
      Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists. On and after March 17, 2009, registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving into these assignments must meet and maintain the following additional qualifications. This includes employees appointed before March 17, 2009, who obtain such qualifications on or after March 17, 2009.
      ~ Nurse Practitioners. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected, i.e., psychiatric-mental health.

      Preferred Experience:
      Adult Psychiatric experience preferred.
      Preference: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred.

      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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 years 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: Lifting (20 lbs. and over), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), reaching over shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (2 hrs.), standing (2 hrs.), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13-16 in. to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), hearing without aid, clear speech, and mental and emotional stability.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/07/2018 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 2
      Job Position: CBCC-10219559-18-CSB

      Major Duties/Responsibilities
      ~ Deliver holistic and comprehensive outpatient mental health services to Veterans with combat related disorders, who may also be suffering from substance abuse disorder. Veterans served may include a wide age-range and from all eras of military conflict (WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, IRAQ and Afghanistan).
      ~ Complete initial assessments to determine a Veteran's psychiatric need, to include psychotropic medications, referral to psychologist for evidenced-based psychotherapy, referrals for substance abuse treatment, and follow-up care.
      ~ Serve as a mental health care provider, prescribing and monitoring the implementation of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions, which include antipsychotic, antianxiety, psychostimulant, and antidepressant medications.
      ~ Provide services in the context of a multidisciplinary team, composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, administrative personnel, and CRNPs.
      ~ Provide follow-up diagnostic care to meet patient needs, with progress appropriately documented in the electronic patient record.
      ~ Work with a physician preceptor.
      ~ Complete quality assurance tasks such as peer reviews.
      ~ Complete quality control reviews, such as systems analysis and process analysis.
      ~ Participate in hospital committees and quality improvement tasks.
      ~ Practice within the guidelines of the policies, procedures, and standards of care/practice.
      ~ Maintain current knowledge of multidisciplinary resources, The Joint Commission, and related programs and services within this healthcare system.
      ~ Serve as a mentor, consultant, and coordinator for nurses and other health professionals.
      ~ Be flexible, organized and able to adapt to change.
      ~ Other duties as assigned.

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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