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Nurse Practitioner (RRTP with Mental Health)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Vancouver, WA
Date:
05/10/2018
2018-05-102018-06-22
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  • Medical/Surgical
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Infection Control
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
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Job Details


Summary

THIS JOA IS BEING REPOSTED; the initial posting was not clear that two certifications are required for the NP. Both a medical (adult patient) NP Certification and a Psychiatric NP Certification are required for this position.

For applicants who have found this job announcement at a site other than USAJobs.gov (such as Monster or Indeed): you must apply to this vacancy via USAjobs.gov. Please visit USAjobs.gov and search for this vacancy number: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498114100 10198043


Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be available.

VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is a Level 1A major interdisciplinary teaching and tertiary facility with service-lines serving primary care, emergency medicine, medicine, surgery, specialty, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care inpatients and outpatients throughout Oregon and Southwestern Washington. In addition to the two main divisions located in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, VAPORHCS operates nine community-based outpatient/outreach clinics (CBOC) and is a consulting and referral center for many patient care specialties not offered at other VHA medical centers within VISN20. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. VAPORHCS operates a Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) which serves homeless Veterans in downtown Portland. The CRRC has a Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) co-located and offers primary care medical services to homeless and formerly homeless Veterans. Home-Based Primary Care nursing care is also provided throughout the VAPORHCS catchment area.

VAPORHCS received initial Magnet designation in May 2006, re-designation in December 2010, and again in October 2015.

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP/MHC)/Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) for the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) practices in the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) Mental Health and Neurosciences Division RRTP. S/He will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing inpatient services to veterans with a variety of substance use disorders and comorbid medical and mental health conditions. The primary duty station is located in the RRTP program at the Vancouver Division site.

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required




Duties

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graph of estimated pay ranges
$82,808

$145,769





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/28/2018



Application Close Date

5/25/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

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  • 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.
      • Master's Degree in Nursing. 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. t
        • ** NOTE** Selectee will need NP License in state of Oregon; can obtain during pre-employment/ onboarding process.
      • NP Certification for adult patients (FNP, Gerontology, Primary Care, Medicine, etc.)
      • Psychiatric NP Certification (PMHNP).
      Preferred Experience: Nurse II or III (see below).

      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 III - A Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse II - 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: Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 44 lbs); straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hrs) and standing (up to 2 hrs), repeated bending (up to 1 hr), climbing (up to half hour), both legs required, ability to distinguish depth perception, basic colors, shades of colors; emotional and mental stability required.

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




  • 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. YOU MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CLOSE DATE. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/25/2018 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: 1


      Job Position: CBCA-10198043-18-KD




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