Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric/Mental Health) - Intermittent

Anchorage, AK
Dec 05, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Nurse Practitioner position is located in theHomeless Veterans Service (HVS)at the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS). Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide outpatient and residential care to patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline.
  • Function as an independent member of the Medical Staff with delineated clinical privileges granted by the Medical Executive Board.
  • Member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care to patients and/or employees.
  • Assessment of risk factors, perform histories and physicals, order diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiate consults and referrals.
  • Prescribe medications/supplies in accordance to VA policy, VA formulary and State regulations.
  • Seek consultation with physicians when cases are outside scope of practice.
  • Communicate relevant patient data in case presentations and medical records.
  • Formulate, initiate and evaluate health care teaching related to/for patients and families.
  • Facilitate communication related to patients with personnel responsible for their clinic services.
  • Act as consultation to nursing and medical staff.

Work Schedule: Intermittent work does not have a routine schedule, scheduling is at irregular intervals and is not continuous or steady.

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  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency (written and spoken)
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Registration - Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse and nurse practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA.
  • Certification - Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Educational requirements can be met as follows: Master's in Nursing from aschool of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. OR 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.
  • Prescriptive Authority is required.
  • Experience: Experience will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following nine dimensions of nursing: practice, quality of care, performance, education/career development, collegiatlity, ethics, collaboration, research and resource utilization.

Preferred experience requirements:

  • Mental health experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

Salary determination will be made by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

Veteran's Preference:When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veteransshould claim preferenceon the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.).Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, andPurple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submita completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. For more information, see

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

*CV or Resume (required)

*VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at This is a required form and must be completed and submitted with your application. (required)

*Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

*If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at

*If currently employed in the VA or Federal system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required)

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.The Vacancy ID is 1871267.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 30, 2017 to receive consideration.Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.