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Nurse Practitioner (Psych)

VA Medical Center


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Date:
10/12/2018
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Job Details

Locations
Canandaigua, NY; Rochester, NY
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Nurse Practitioner (Psych) position is located in the Behavioral Health Care Line (May be required to work at both locations, Canandaigua VA Medical Center and/or Rochester Based Outpatient Clinic)
Duties
  • Performs and documents psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and follow up medication management appointments.
  • Performs and documents suicide risk assessments and completes suicide safety plans.
  • Develops treatment plans for mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Initiates health promotion and disease prevention activities including health education and counseling and the use of prescribed treatments.
  • Orders diagnostics studies, such as laboratory tests, radiological exams, EKGs, etc. pertinent to the treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • Initiates requests for consults, prosthetics, and non-medical treatments for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Prescribes psychiatric medications and monitors them appropriately
  • Conducts individual psychotherapy.
  • Admits patients to .Mental Health Residential Rehab Program (MHRRTP) and provides psychiatric consultation during their admission.
  • Participates in clinical research.
  • Preceptor for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Work Schedule: Permanent, Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Weekends as needed. Will be discussed further in the interview process.
Financial Discloser Report: Not required.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$65,233
$114,720
Job Details
Application Open Date
3/9/2018

Application Close Date
2/12/2019
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • 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
    • Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical patient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

      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.
      • English Language Proficiency: I am proficient in spoken and written English (nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407 (d).
      • Nurse Practitioners in the Department of Veterans Affairs must possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the ACEN or CCNE.
      • Education: Graduate of a school of professional nursing school 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. (1) The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or (2) The Commission of 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).
      • Licensure/Certification: A Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Veteran Affairs must have a current, full, active, and unrestricted license/registration as a professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (e.g., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia for the specialty in which applying in addition to having a National Nurse Practitioner Certification.
      • Physical Examination: The position requires successful completion of a physical examination and random drug testing.
      Grade Determinations: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and utilized in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/27 Part II, Appendix G6, Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
  • 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 02/12/2019 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: OF-17F-10128730-BU

      • Performs and documents psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and follow up medication management appointments.
      • Performs and documents suicide risk assessments and completes suicide safety plans.
      • Develops treatment plans for mental health and substance use disorders.
      • Initiates health promotion and disease prevention activities including health education and counseling and the use of prescribed treatments.
      • Orders diagnostics studies, such as laboratory tests, radiological exams, EKGs, etc. pertinent to the treatment of psychiatric disorders
      • Initiates requests for consults, prosthetics, and non-medical treatments for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
      • Prescribes psychiatric medications and monitors them appropriately
      • Conducts individual psychotherapy.
      • Admits patients to .Mental Health Residential Rehab Program (MHRRTP) and provides psychiatric consultation during their admission.
      • Participates in clinical research.
      • Preceptor for Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students.
      • Other duties, as assigned.
      Work Schedule: Permanent, Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Weekends as needed. Will be discussed further in the interview process.
      Financial Discloser Report: Not required.

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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