Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (Behavioral Health) - Inpatient

Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 07, 2019
Closes
Aug 06, 2019
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Major Duties/Responsibilities
~ Psychiatric prescriber for Veterans, including medication management and clinical (psychiatric) management of Veterans.
~ May respond to consultations initiated from Medicine Inpatient Units.
~ Other duties as assigned.

Note: Selectees will be supported by Staff Psychiatrists; there will be contact with Supervising Psychiatrist/Psychiatrist on inpatient Psychiatric Unit regarding all admissions and discharges; Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) or Psychiatrist will enter orders for all admissions or discharges; there will be contact with Supervising Psychiatrist on Inpatient Psychiatric Unit regarding all acute psychiatric inpatients being assessed for seclusion/restraint; MOD or Psychiatrist will complete all orders for seclusion/restraint; there will be contact with Supervising Psychiatrist/Psychiatrist regarding all complex and/or high risk acute psychiatric patients.

Work Schedule: Varying shifts, to include rotating weekends and on-call.
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.
  • 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.

Additional Requirements for Nurse Practitioners
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, i.e., psychiatric-mental health.

Preferred Experience: Adult Psychiatric experience preferred.
Preference: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred.

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: Lifting (20 lbs. and over), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), reaching over shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (2 hrs.), standing (2 hrs.), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13-16 in. to Jaeger 1-4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), hearing without aid, clear speech, and mental and emotional stability.None
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript

*PLEASE NOTE: BELOW IS A LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET.

**PLEASE BE CERTAIN TO UPLOAD YOUR DOCUMENTS UNDER THE PROPER "DOCUMENT TYPE". Note - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (VA Form 10-2850a), Malpractice Information, Copy of Current Basic Nursing Licensure, Copy of Current Nurse Practitioner Licensure, and Copy of Current Nurse Practitioner Certification are all document type "Other".

To apply for this position, please provide a COMPLETE application package, which includes the following:

1. Properly completed, signed, and currently dated (within one month of submission to vacancy announcement) VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. Link to application - https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf. Please read ALL instructions and complete the application in its entirety. If "yes" answers provided to questions 30 through 39 on page 3 of the application, explanation(s) must be given via a separate document. [Required of ALL applicants.]
2. Copy of final disposition(s)/outcome(s) on any and all malpractice issues/cases - IF any. [Required of ALL applicants IF applicable.]
3. Detailed CV, to include "from" and "to" month(s) and year(s) for dates of employment. Please Note: If part-time work, please provide average hours per week worked. [Required of ALL applicants.]
4. Copy of transcript(s) pertaining to under-graduate and graduate education as required for this position (please see the "Qualifications" section of this announcement. Please Note: Transcripts may be unofficial; however, they MUST show your name, the name of the institution, the degree conferred, and the date the degree was conferred. [Required of ALL applicants.]
5. Copy of current basic nurse licensure. [Required of ALL applicants.]
6. Copy of current nurse practitioner licensure. [Required of ALL applicants.]
7. Copy of current psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner certification. [Required of ALL applicants.]
8. Copy of most recent SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing status - IF current or former permanent Federal civilian employee. Please Note: Award SF 50s are not acceptable. [Required of applicants IF current or former permanent Federal civilian employee.]
9. Copy of DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - IF prior military. Copy MUST show character of discharge. [Required of applicants who have served in the military (excluding current, permanent Federal civilian employees).]
10. Copy of a dated letter from a VA Regional office that shows the percentage of disability - IF prior military and you have a service-connected disability. {(Required of applicants who have served in the military and have a service-connected disability (excluding current, permanent Federal civilian employees).]
11. Properly completed OPM's Standard Form 15, Application for 10 Point Preference - IF prior military and you have a service-connected disability. Link to form - http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. [Required of applicants who have served in the military and have a service-connected disability (excluding current, permanent Federal civilian employees).]

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
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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