Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location
Anderson, SC
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 07, 2018
Closes
Jun 01, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Incumbent works in the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM and MHICM Range) at the WJBD VAMC, Columbia, South Carolina or associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics.The incumbent executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care especially for the seriously mentally ill (SMI) patients. He/she is responsible for the documented outcomes at the program or service level outcomes must be broad and complex and can be demonstrated at any organizational level within a facility, VISN, or VACO. The PMHNP will be assigned to Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Range program which will be the primary focus and s/he will also have a patient panel in the General Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at the Dorn VA Medical Center or Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Other duties include, but are not limited to...
  • Provides recovery oriented care for Veterans utilizing their clinical expertise in individualized patient centered treatment planning, symptom, functional assessment education, research and consultation.
  • The incumbent is responsible for implementing outcomes measurement for Mental Health Services and ensuring compliance with Medical Center By-Laws.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate patient-specific and population-based programs of care.
  • Functions as an internal consultant in evaluating programs, resources, and services at their assigned care site.
  • Provides Nursing and Mental Health clinical services at care site in the aspects of assessment, outcomes measurement, and process improvement with regards to patient care and organizational functions.
  • Will develop and coordinate seamless transitioning of patients throughout the inpatient and outpatient care process with a focus on discharge planning needs.
  • Knowledgeable in assessment, treatment and evaluation of a comprehensive range of health care problems including but not limited to: preventative health, evidenced based therapies, prescribing medications and other treatments; ordering, conducting and interpreting laboratory, diagnostic studies and procedures; and patient and family education utilizing community, social and health resources enhancing recovery principles.

Performs other duties as required by Nurse Manager and in conjunction with his/her Physician collaborator.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Subject to change based on agency needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Experience: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, 3-5 years nursing experience as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with exposure to Adult population with seriously mental ill (SMI) diagnoses and Prescriptive authority.

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.

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. Certification must be in Psychiatry.

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); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).None

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

  • 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. This is a required form and must be submitted. Applicants who fail to submit will be rated ineligible for consideration. Additionally, applicants who fail to provide a complete and detailed explanation in response to any question (28-37) in which your answer is "Yes" will also be rated ineligible for consideration. This response should be provided on a separate sheet of paper as instructed on the form.
  • CV or Resume (please ensure that you include the month and year for each period of employment). If Federal employment, please include the grade level of the position.
  • Online Questionnaire
    If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
  • Current Federal employees, copy of most recent SF-50 -Notification of Personnel Action (that shows title, tenure, grade, series). Applicants will be rated ineligible if not submitted and/or an award SF-50 is submitted.
  • Copy of Current, Valid RN licensure.
  • Copy of most recent performance appraisals, if applicable.
  • Copy of transcripts (unofficial are sufficient but must document degree was awarded).
  • Copy of any certifications that are applicable to area to which you are applying. Certification must be in Psychiatry.
  • Copy of unexpired state issued driver's license.
  • 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
    • Other
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript