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Nurse Practitioner (Behavioral Health Care Line)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
07/10/2018
2018-07-102018-08-09
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Job Details

Summary
This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. This announcement covers vacancies within the New Mexico VA Health Care System.

The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line is seeking qualified applicants to join our team. We are seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioners to provide comprehensive initial mental health / psychiatric assessments and ongoing psychiatric care as part of an interdisciplinary team and in a variety of settings. Care may be provided face to face or via clinical video-teleconferencing depending on the need and setting. The incumbent uses advanced clinical judgment and evidence-based treatment strategies to provide care to Veterans with acute or chronic mental illness including treatment with psychotropic medications, brief psychotherapy, case management and consultation with other mental health professionals. The incumbent should have experience in working with patients who have a variety of mental health conditions.

Work Schedule: Varying Work Schedules. See Below
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Duties
Opportunities for employment may be available in multiple areas:

Outpatient Mental Health: The incumbent will provide mental health care for a panel of Veterans in the Outpatient Mental Health at the Raymond G. Murphy VAMC or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (on site or virtual) located throughout New Mexico. Day tour, Monday-Friday.

Same Day Access/Gap Coverage: The incumbent will provide same day access for established outpatient mental health patients and provide provider gap coverage. Day tour Monday-Friday

Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI): The incumbent will work collaboratively with primary care providers to provide outpatient mental health services to Veterans within the primary care setting. The primary focus of this position is psychotropic medication evaluation and management. Work Schedule: Day tour, Monday-Friday.

Mental Health Urgent Care/Emergency Psychiatry (BEACON Team): The incumbent will provide walk-in mental health services for Veterans who do not have an established mental health provider, or have urgent mental health needs. The incumbent provides emergency psychiatric consultation in the Emergency Department, including psychiatric evaluations and admissions. Incumbents will also work with the psychiatric consult liaison team as needed. This team provides services 7 am-11 pm 365 days a year using variable tours. Tours may include weekend and evening coverage, 8 or 10 hour shifts.

Psychiatric Inpatient Services: The incumbent will provide medical and psychiatric evaluations, including admission history and physicals and treatment planning for Veterans who require inpatient psychiatric stabilization. Tours include weekend, evening and night coverage, 10-12 hour shifts. FNP certification with mental health experience acceptable for this position.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$72,363
$133,514
Job Details
Application Open Date
3/9/2018

Application Close Date
12/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • 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. 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.]
      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.
      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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.
  • 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 12/28/2018 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:
      Job Position: CBDW-10148687-18-MM

      Opportunities for employment may be available in multiple areas:

      Outpatient Mental Health: The incumbent will provide mental health care for a panel of Veterans in the Outpatient Mental Health at the Raymond G. Murphy VAMC or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (on site or virtual) located throughout New Mexico. Day tour, Monday-Friday.

      Same Day Access/Gap Coverage: The incumbent will provide same day access for established outpatient mental health patients and provide provider gap coverage. Day tour Monday-Friday

      Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI): The incumbent will work collaboratively with primary care providers to provide outpatient mental health services to Veterans within the primary care setting. The primary focus of this position is psychotropic medication evaluation and management. Work Schedule: Day tour, Monday-Friday.

      Mental Health Urgent Care/Emergency Psychiatry (BEACON Team): The incumbent will provide walk-in mental health services for Veterans who do not have an established mental health provider, or have urgent mental health needs. The incumbent provides emergency psychiatric consultation in the Emergency Department, including psychiatric evaluations and admissions. Incumbents will also work with the psychiatric consult liaison team as needed. This team provides services 7 am-11 pm 365 days a year using variable tours. Tours may include weekend and evening coverage, 8 or 10 hour shifts.

      Psychiatric Inpatient Services: The incumbent will provide medical and psychiatric evaluations, including admission history and physicals and treatment planning for Veterans who require inpatient psychiatric stabilization. Tours include weekend, evening and night coverage, 10-12 hour shifts. FNP certification with mental health experience acceptable for this position.

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 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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