Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health)

Location
Loma Linda, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 09, 2018
Closes
Mar 09, 2018
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is assigned to Behavioral Medicine Service. The NP Will provide comprehensive Mental Health services for a panel of patients as part of the interdisciplinary team at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. This will include but not be limited to assessment, monitoring, and evaluating the patients plans of care and providing the required medical and psychiatric interventions as indicated. Interventions included medication management, ordering and monitoring required tests, consults and labs.

Work Schedule: Alternative and flexible work schedules available including full-time and part-time. Weekly schedules include traditional Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm as well as 4 - 10 hour days. Saturday clinics are also available if desired.

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. 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. 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • 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 ACEN 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.]
  • Registration: Full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
  • Certification in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner, or Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds); Straight Pulling; Pushing; Reaching above Shoulder; Walking; Standing; Repeated bending; Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to 1 to 4; Hearing Aid (permitted); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors.

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:

  • 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.

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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA 10-2850a
  • Civil Preference Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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