Nurse Practitioner Mental Health

Columbus, OH
Oct 16, 2019
Nov 15, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Work Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Major duties include:
- Conducts a history and physical examination, completing a biopsychosocial assessment, formulating diagnoses and ordering diagnostic testing as appropriate in the treatment of acute and chronic care for veterans seen in Recovery Services;
- Collects and synthesizes patient data utilizing critical thinking skills to formulate a comprehensive plan of care. Care is provided to patients with the goal of achieving quality patient care by improving clinical outcomes, increasing continuity of care and minimizing health care costs;
- Performs data collection and analysis for the purpose of improving care to patient groups, with emphasis on HCV, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Data is used to maximize utilization of resources and enhancing overall patient care;
- May also be asked to provide preventative care according to standard guidelines for medical and nursing care.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship.
  • 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.

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 III - Master's degree in nursing (MSN) and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - Master's degree in nursing and approximately 1-2 years 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 and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree with 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience.
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
Moderate lifting - 15 to 44 pounds; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 0.5 - 1 hour; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); specific hearing requirements are using a stethoscope, phone, spoken voice; occasional bending; occasional kneeling; emotional/mental stability; hand dexterity for typing and nursing skills; drug test; occasional standing for protracted periods; ability to perform CPR; excessive noise, intermittent; electrical energy; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work; working in shared office space.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • VA Form 2850a
  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at:
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. If you are a current Federal employee, please include a copy of your SF 50.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 2850a
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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