APRN - Psychiatric Clinical Video Telemental Health
The Clinical Video Telemental Health Psychiatric APRN is responsible for managing an assigned panel of patients with acute and/or chronic mental illness in the Clinical Video Telemental Health setting. Management is achieved through assessment, treatment planning, implementation, collaboration, and evaluation to meet the needs of patients. The APRN provides clinical management for a variety of complex mental health conditions, including, but not limited to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and other related conditions. Treatment focuses on utilization of pharmacological interventions as well as appropriate referral for additional evaluation and/or adjunctive psychosocial interventions. Treatment also involves informing patients of risks, benefits, and alternative treatments and answering all questions. The Clinical Video Telemental Health Psychiatric APRN will provide consultation to Veterans' families/caregivers as well as other licensed independent practitioners and professional staff on the assessment, education, and treatment of Veterans with complex clinical problems. Position requires a working knowledge of advanced psychopharmacology, substance abuse treatment, and psychotherapy.
In collaboration with the treatment team, the APRN selects appropriate interventions from a variety of resources and clinical approaches including evidenced based psychotherapies, psychosocial support, family therapy, and medication management. Ongoing Tele-Mental Health care involves monitoring for effectiveness and adverse effects with the goal of full symptom remission.
The APRN promotes self-care and enlists the participation of patients in establishing realistic health goals. In addition to providing direct patient care, the APRN also provides patient and family teaching; staff education; consults and collaborates with other health care providers; participates in nursing research; prescribes medications and adjunctive modalities; and refers patients.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Nurse Practitioners. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.]
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 I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR 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.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document