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NP Mental Health

VA Medical Center


Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
11/28/2017
2017-11-282017-12-28
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The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking to hire experienced Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) to work for our Mental Health Department in West Los Angeles, Sepulveda and Oxnard Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The available positions are located in the Primary Care Mental Health Integration Clinic andWomen'sClinic. These positions are part of the President's Mental Health Initiative for Veterans. VA Mental Health professionals are core members of the interdisciplinary care teams, working with primary care and other health care professionals in an effort to provide the best, most comprehensive care possible. Because VA is focused on patient-centered care, we need our mental health professionals to have the flexibility to work atypical and varied work schedules and varied clinic settings.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

1. Follows the nursing process and is qualified to assess and diagnose using DSM 5, plan and implement patient care, and evaluate patients' responses to care and treatment.

2. Provides direct and indirect nursing care independently and interdependently.

3. Responsible and accountable for the development and application of standards of care, staff development and educational activities, and promoting evidence-based practice and research to enhance the quality of care to the Veteran patients and their families.

4. Role may include development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation.

5. Provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals.

6. Practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment.

7. May be assigned to a unit or section in GLA and works effectively with all levels of staff.

8. Develops innovative care strategies with the Outreach staff that serve to reintegrate the homeless Veteran population.

9. Assists with the design and implementation of delivery systems or programs that facilitate the care of high risk veterans.

10. Provides MH services with skill and sensitivityto Veterans who are homeless, mentally ill, and /or using illicit substances.

11. Evaluates Veterans' physical and mental health, family and social history to identify mental health needs.

12. Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.

13. Prescribes medications in accordance with scope of practice.

14. Maintains expected work load panel of patients, assuring their continuity of care, health maintenance, and meeting performance measures are a priority.

15. Completes all relevant clinical remind3rs and participates in performance and quality improvement activities.

16. Uses the VA electronic health record "CPRS" to document all patient visits, evaluations, assessments, care plans.

17. Provides health education to Veterans, individuals and groups.

18. Collaborates with team members to provide continuity of clinical care and implements a treatment plan.

19. Participates in patient, staff and community education.

20. Participates in medical, psychiatric and/or nursing research and quality improvement.

Duty Location: Varies depending on needs of the facility and include the following-

West Los Angeles VA ~ 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90073

Sepulveda VA ~ 16111 Plummer St, Sepulveda CA 91343

Oxnard Community Based Outpatient Clinic ~ 1690 Universe Circle, Oxnard CA 93033

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 Hour Days 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner











graph of estimated pay ranges
$108,239

$156,909





Job Details



Application Open Date

8/29/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • 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.




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
      • 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.
      • English Language Proficiency

      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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.

      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.

      Education/Experience Requirements:

      MSN or Doctorate of Nursing (DNP)

      ANCC National Certification for PMHNP

      Current Prescriptive/Furnishing License

      Current DEA certificate for controlled substances schedules II - V


      Preferred Experience:

      Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association or Military Training Network

      At least 1-2 years of current, successful advanced practice experience preferred

      Experience working with veterans and/or homeless, mental health and substance abuse populations

      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.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

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




  • 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 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 Friday, December 01, 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, 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 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.

      This announcement is for an immediate opening. Candidates notified of tentative selection will be required to complete a physical examination and/or a background investigation to include fingerprinting. For either requirement, additional information may be required and candidates will be provided one to five business days to meet these requirements. For tentative selectees who fail to report for a physical, fail to submit additional information regarding the physical, fail to complete the on-line background investigation and/or submit the signature pages required to complete the investigation within the five day period may have their name removed from further consideration for this vacancy. These candidates may apply for future vacancies as they are posted on USAJobs.






  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: Few


      Job Position: 16-RN-ETP-1884880-BU




      The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is seeking to hire experienced Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) to work for our Mental Health Department in West Los Angeles, Sepulveda and Oxnard Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The available positions are located in the Primary Care Mental Health Integration Clinic andWomen'sClinic. These positions are part of the President's Mental Health Initiative for Veterans. VA Mental Health professionals are core members of the interdisciplinary care teams, working with primary care and other health care professionals in an effort to provide the best, most comprehensive care possible. Because VA is focused on patient-centered care, we need our mental health professionals to have the flexibility to work atypical and varied work schedules and varied clinic settings.

      Duties include, but are not limited to:

      1. Follows the nursing process and is qualified to assess and diagnose using DSM 5, plan and implement patient care, and evaluate patients' responses to care and treatment.

      2. Provides direct and indirect nursing care independently and interdependently.

      3. Responsible and accountable for the development and application of standards of care, staff development and educational activities, and promoting evidence-based practice and research to enhance the quality of care to the Veteran patients and their families.

      4. Role may include development and implementation of health policy, leadership, education, case management, and consultation.

      5. Provides patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention, and wellness, based on the patient's goals.

      6. Practice includes independent and interdependent decision-making and direct accountability for clinical judgment.

      7. May be assigned to a unit or section in GLA and works effectively with all levels of staff.

      8. Develops innovative care strategies with the Outreach staff that serve to reintegrate the homeless Veteran population.

      9. Assists with the design and implementation of delivery systems or programs that facilitate the care of high risk veterans.

      10. Provides MH services with skill and sensitivityto Veterans who are homeless, mentally ill, and /or using illicit substances.

      11. Evaluates Veterans' physical and mental health, family and social history to identify mental health needs.

      12. Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.

      13. Prescribes medications in accordance with scope of practice.

      14. Maintains expected work load panel of patients, assuring their continuity of care, health maintenance, and meeting performance measures are a priority.

      15. Completes all relevant clinical remind3rs and participates in performance and quality improvement activities.

      16. Uses the VA electronic health record "CPRS" to document all patient visits, evaluations, assessments, care plans.

      17. Provides health education to Veterans, individuals and groups.

      18. Collaborates with team members to provide continuity of clinical care and implements a treatment plan.

      19. Participates in patient, staff and community education.

      20. Participates in medical, psychiatric and/or nursing research and quality improvement.

      Duty Location: Varies depending on needs of the facility and include the following-

      West Los Angeles VA ~ 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90073

      Sepulveda VA ~ 16111 Plummer St, Sepulveda CA 91343

      Oxnard Community Based Outpatient Clinic ~ 1690 Universe Circle, Oxnard CA 93033

      Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 Hour Days 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


      Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner










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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