Nurse Practitioner Mental Health

Location
Detroit, MI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 02, 2018
Closes
Mar 02, 2018
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Mental Health Service at the Detroit VA Medical Center is a large inter-professional service that provides comprehensive Mental Health services to Veterans The Service has several clinical sections and provides a variety of clinical services. The Mental Health Nurse Practitioner position will be primarily based in the outpatient clinic, within the Behavioral Health Inter-professional Program (BHIP). Our BHIP teams include psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists, peer specialists, clinical chaplains, SUD specialists, housing specialists, and trainees from a variety of disciplines. the primary clinical responsibility of the incumbent will involve caring for those with Mental Health and Substance Use disorders within the context of the inter-professional team. This position will include management of a panel of patients (continuity of care) and provision of Same Day Services (non Emergent) within our Mental Health Clinic.

The incumbent will balance management of primary case load of Veterans, with providing walk-in services in our general mental Health clinic. In addition, based on coverage needs, there may be assigned clinical duties within other Mental Health programs, such as Consultation-Liaison, Emergency Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry or integrated mental Health service.

Orders and interprets findings of relevant diagnostic and laboratory tests.

Identifies both typical and atypical presentations of psychiatric and medical disorders and other related health problems.*Plans care to minimize the development of complications and promote function and quality of life using treatment modalities.

Prescribes psychotropic and medical medications based on clinical indicators of a patient's status, including results of diagnostic and lab tests as appropriate, to treat symptoms of psychiatric and medical disorders and improve functional health status.

Collaborates as a member of the interdisciplinary mental health and other health care team(s).

Provides consultation to health care providers and others to enhance quality and cost-effective services for patients and to effect change in organizational

Work Schedule: Two positions with two different shifts, to be discussed at interview.
Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Monday - Friday 1:30pm-10:00pm

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
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 and Clinical Nurse Specialists

On and after [March 17, 2009], registered nurses appointed or otherwise moving into these assignments must meet and maintain the following additional qualifications. This includes employees appointed before March 17, 2009, who obtain such qualifications on or after March 17, 2009. ******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.******

Preferred Experience: Nurse Practitioner with a Certification in Mental Health

Grade Determinations: 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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

The full performance level of this vacancy is Nurse III

References: VA Handbook 5005/27 Part II, Appendix G6

Physical Requirements: Requires the ability to access various treatment settings within the facility. Ability to use computers throughout the day for data input. May require an individual to manage light lifting and carrying (under 10 pounds), climbing stairs as needed, and operation of a motor vehicle. A valid driver's license is required.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on boarding process

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Master?s degree transcripts showing graduation date, copy of current NP license and current NP certification, completed VA-10-2850A Current SF50 if applicable
  • Resume
  • Transcript
VA Form 10-2850 A can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Please submit completed and signed VA 10-2850A with application package.

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
  • DD-214
  • Master?s degree transcripts showing graduation date, copy of current NP license and current NP certification, completed VA-10-2850A Current SF50 if applicable
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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