Nurse Practitioner (Behavioral Health Care Line)

Location
Albuquerque, NM
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Opportunities for employment may be available in multiple areas:

Outpatient Mental Health: The incumbent will provide mental health care for a panel of Veterans in the Outpatient Mental Health at the Raymond G. Murphy VAMC or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (on site or virtual) located throughout New Mexico. Day tour, Monday-Friday.

Same Day Access/Gap Coverage: The incumbent will provide same day access for established outpatient mental health patients and provide provider gap coverage. Day tour Monday-Friday

Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI): The incumbent will work collaboratively with primary care providers to provide outpatient mental health services to Veterans within the primary care setting. The primary focus of this position is psychotropic medication evaluation and management. Work Schedule: Day tour, Monday-Friday.

Mental Health Urgent Care/Emergency Psychiatry (BEACON Team): The incumbent will provide walk-in mental health services for Veterans who do not have an established mental health provider, or have urgent mental health needs. The incumbent provides emergency psychiatric consultation in the Emergency Department, including psychiatric evaluations and admissions. Incumbents will also work with the psychiatric consult liaison team as needed. This team provides services 7 am-11 pm 365 days a year using variable tours. Tours may include weekend and evening coverage, 8 or 10 hour shifts.

Psychiatric Inpatient Services: The incumbent will provide medical and psychiatric evaluations, including admission history and physicals and treatment planning for Veterans who require inpatient psychiatric stabilization. Tours include weekend, evening and night coverage, 10-12 hour shifts. FNP certification with mental health experience acceptable for this position. 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. 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.]

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); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.None

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.

Current New Mexico VA Health Care System Employees will be given First consideration. (Recent SF-50 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), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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