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Registered Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health)

VA Medical Center

Poplar Bluff, MO
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Registered Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health)
Poplar Bluff, MO

The Clinical Nurse Practitioner is accountable to the Outpatient Mental Health Supervisor/Lead Psychiatrist.  Supervision is normally limited to administrative matters with minimal technical supervision required.  All functions and responsibilities are carried out in the context of multidisciplinary collaborative relationships in support of patient care goals.  Care is directed toward the age-specific and developmental needs of the patient population.  Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Diagnose, examine, evaluate and manage psychiatric patients.
  • Field phone inquiries from patients.
  • Provide consultative/liaison services and interface with physicians and providers within the John J. Pershing VAMC.
  • Handle special mental health patients and participate in ongoing education and research projects.
  • Communicate and interact with internal and external customers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information.
  • Provide services within a safe manner to include infection control and operation of equipment.
  • Utilize nursing research and literature in daily practice.
  • Assure age-related needs of patients are addressed in educational programs.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm, however occasionally may require on-call.

Functional Statement Title/#:  Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Service



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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.

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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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