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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
location icon Sheridan, WY
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The function of the Nurse Practitioner (NP), Psychiatric and Mental Health is the designated responsible practitioner (with attending backup) who is physically present at the Sheridan, Wyoming VA facility to promote standards of practice to ensure patient safety and to optimize outcomes while providing on-site inpatient/outpatient coverage. The NP ensures complete availability during their tour of duty. The NP will provide coverage to the following areas but is not limited to: outpatients seen in the Mental Health Clinic, inpatient units and tele health appointments at the various CBOC's. The NP may be requested by the Chief of Staff or the ACOS, Mental Health to assist with providing coverage when other care providers may be absent.
Duties

The NP consults with the on-call psychiatrist regarding mental health patients.

Delivers holistic and comprehensive patient focused mental health services as the primary provider or as a case manager of selected groups of patients utilizing the nursing process which includes: Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation and modification based upon the response to the plan of care. Consults with a Psychiatrist as needed to provide appropriate care of patients.

Serves as a mental health care provider, prescribing and monitoring the implementation of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions, which include antipsychotic, anti anxiety, psycho stimulant, and antidepressant medications.

Provides psychotherapy, crisis intervention, brief problem solving, and counseling to Veterans, families and groups for the treatment and management of substance abuse, psychotic disorders, stress disorders, and other psychiatric disorders including dementia.

Orders and interprets laboratory tests.

Initiates requests for consultation services with specialty care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and neurology.

Assists with providing mental health care to patients on the inpatient units and outpatient Mental Health clinic during their tours of duty.

Serves as a case manager for selected patients optimizing patient outcomes while providing cost effective care across the continuum of care.

Responds to each unscheduled fire alarm and to all emergency situations, catastrophic occurrences, including disaster drills.

Responds to all Code II situations.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$70,815
$123,573
Job Details
Application Open Date
1/3/2018

Application Close Date
2/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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. t
        • 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)
      • 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: Have a background in working in a hospital setting.

      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.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/28/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 2
      Job Position: CBBQ-10085704-18-HMR-BU

      The NP consults with the on-call psychiatrist regarding mental health patients.

      Delivers holistic and comprehensive patient focused mental health services as the primary provider or as a case manager of selected groups of patients utilizing the nursing process which includes: Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation and modification based upon the response to the plan of care. Consults with a Psychiatrist as needed to provide appropriate care of patients.

      Serves as a mental health care provider, prescribing and monitoring the implementation of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions, which include antipsychotic, anti anxiety, psycho stimulant, and antidepressant medications.

      Provides psychotherapy, crisis intervention, brief problem solving, and counseling to Veterans, families and groups for the treatment and management of substance abuse, psychotic disorders, stress disorders, and other psychiatric disorders including dementia.

      Orders and interprets laboratory tests.

      Initiates requests for consultation services with specialty care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and neurology.

      Assists with providing mental health care to patients on the inpatient units and outpatient Mental Health clinic during their tours of duty.

      Serves as a case manager for selected patients optimizing patient outcomes while providing cost effective care across the continuum of care.

      Responds to each unscheduled fire alarm and to all emergency situations, catastrophic occurrences, including disaster drills.

      Responds to all Code II situations.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required