Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health Integration and Outpatient

Location
Tomah, WI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 04, 2018
Closes
Mar 04, 2018
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Tomah VA Medical Center is hiring for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work in the Primary Care Mental Health Integration section and Outpatient Clinic. Primary duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

* The NP is a psychiatric prescriber for veterans, including medication management and clinical (psychiatric) management of veterans.
* The NP will be supported by staff psychiatrists, including psychiatrists available remotely via telemental health.
* The NP may be asked to respond to consults initiated from medicine inpatient units and other CLCs in this facility.
* There will be telephone contact with psychiatrist/psychiatrist on inpatient psych unit regarding all admissions and discharges.
* There will be telephone contact with psychiatrist/psychiatrist on inpatient psych unit regarding all acute psychiatric inpatients being assessed for seclusion/restraint. The MOD or Psychiatrist will complete all orders for seclusion/restraint.
* There will be telephone contact with supervising psychiatrist/psychiatrist regarding all complex and/or high risk acute psychiatric patients.
* The NP will provide intake, assessment, and treatment services for the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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 AND nurse practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
  • Possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and maintain full and current certification as a mental health nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
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.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

Participation in seasonal influenza program may be required.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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

  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. (Required)

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
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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