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Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health Specialty)

VA Medical Center

Hibbing, MN
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Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health Specialty)
Hibbing, MN





The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is seeking an outstanding Nurse Practitioner to join our interdisciplinary treatment team at the Hibbing Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). He/she will provide comprehensive mental health care and crisis management to our veteran patients. Common mental health diagnoses include schizophrenia; anxiety disorders; trauma related disorders such as PTSD; depressive disorders; bipolar disorders; cognitive disorders related to TBI; neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease; substance abuse disorders; and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD.

Key duties: 

·      Conduct and document findings on initial, periodic, episodic, and/or psychiatric examinations on patients seen in the clinical setting.

·      Determine appropriate diagnosis and formulate diagnostic plans and therapeutic regimen, including possible hospitalizations. Collaborate with collaborating physician or other allied health care professionals as needed.

·      Determine potential needs for therapeutic changes, diagnostic workups or subspecialty consultation and so order.

·      Provide follow-up for evaluation of outcomes of laboratory tests. Detect and evaluate any significant change in patients' psychiatric condition, treating as indicated.

·      Make practice decisions autonomously and/or in consultation with physician(s) and health care professional(s), in a collegial relationship for mutual consultation and referral. The APRN is responsible and accountable for own actions.

·      Collaborate with the patient/family to establish physical, mental, cultural and environmental factors that facilitate or impede realistic goals and activities.

·      Prescribe, administer and review/evaluate patient's response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment.

·      Evaluate outpatients and manage acute and chronic mental illnesses per the usual scope of care to include attention to maintenance of stable conditions, preventive health care and screening. Collaborate with collaborating physician or other allied health care professionals as needed.

·      Provide education and counseling of the patient and the patient's family in preventive care, psychiatric conditions and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Maintain phone contact with patients, families and home care agencies as indicated.

·      Serve as a mentor, consultant and coordinator for nurses and other health care professionals.

·      Exhibit leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and findings from research and/or studies

APRN State Licensure and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Certification required

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m



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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