Medical Nurse Practitioner in the Mental Health Service Line (Temporary)

Des Moines Iowa
Feb 20, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Basic Requirements for the Nurse Practitioner:

  • Education - Possess a master's degree from a program approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by 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 (
  • Licensure - Current, full, active, and unrestricted license, or otherwise recognized, as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. 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
Grade Determinations: The actual grade at which the Nurse Practitioner may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of grades VN-610-2 through VN-610-03. The qualification standards for a Nurse Practitioner can be found in VA Handbook 5005/27,PART II, APPENDIX G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, [VN/AD]-0610

Physical Demands: 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. 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. Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

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