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Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health)

Fresno, CA

The Nurse Practitioner position ispart of theMental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)treatment team in the Mental Health Service, at the VA Central CA Healthcare System (VACCHCS), Fresno,CA.

The MHICM Nurse Practitioner functions autonomously as guided by functional statement/scope of practice and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) treatment team to manage Veterans diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.The MHICM Nurse Practitioner provides community based care with the expectation of 80% of his/her time spent in the community with Veterans. Due to the intensity of the case management and severe co-morbidity of these veterans, the nurse case manager/veteran ratio is 1: 15 or less.

Veteran care/needs is recovery focused with a common goal of obtaining maximum independence and re-integration into the community. The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the Veteran and team members in the development of a strengths-based plan of care to assist Veteran in achieving his/her identified goals. The Nurse Practitioner provides recovery oriented care for Veterans utilizing their clinical expertise in individualized patient -centered treatment planning, symptom and functional assessment and skill training, education, research and consultation. The Nurse Practitioner implements evidence based education methods that promote Veterans informed collaboration rather than passive compliance. The Nurse Practitioner initiates and maintains a collaborative, supportive, mutually respectful therapeutic alliances, and is an advocate for the
Veteran.

The patient population includes Veterans who are likely to present with Severe Mental Illness (SMI), PTSD, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders and concomitant medical co- morbidities. The Nurse Practitioner is knowledgeable in assessment, treatment and evaluation of a comprehensive range of health care problems including but not limited to: preventive health, 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. The Nurse Practitioner may be assigned a panel of patients to manage their health care, assigned urgent or acute care duties or assist with other specialized Mental Health Programs like Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) as an example.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Performs specialized treatment of a complex physical and/or mental illness.
  • Provide individual, group, and family interventions and case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with serious mental disorders.
  • Develops and participates in the development of a treatment plan for each MHICM
  • Veteran with measurable goals outlined based on relevant psychological, medical,
    and psychiatric information.
  • Offers consultation to colleagues, students and community care providers on the
    psychosocial treatment of Veterans.
  • Responds to consults sent to the MHICM program by interviewing the Veteran.
  • Assists MHICM Veterans in the preparation of materials needed for applications to
    various agencies for entitlements.
  • Identifies, develops and facilitates accessibility and utilization of VA and community
    resources.
  • Conducts home visits and community visits to MHICM Veterans.
  • Collaborates with Adult Care homes and nursing care facilities where MHICM
    Veterans reside.
  • Provides assistance with medication management.
  • Provides transportation of program Veterans in Government vehicles.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm, some early evening hours when needed.

Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner

Filing of Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

PCS/Relocation Expense: Not authorized.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized.

This is a Bargaining Unit Position.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$87,840

$134,165





Job Details



Application Open Date

10/20/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




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

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

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

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




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a Nurse Practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
      • Master's Degree from 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.
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Associated or another nationally certifying body.

      CertificationRequirements: 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.

      Education/Experience Requirements: Certification in Psychiatry/Mental Health is required.

      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 - A Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
      • Nurse II - AMaster'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 in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      Preferred Experience:

      • 1-3 years of Mental Health experience.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.




  • 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 theView Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 01, 2017 to receive consideration.

      Applying Electronically:
      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

      Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2019633. NOTE: There are two different fax cover sheets depending on whether you are faxing your entire application or if you applied electronically and are faxing supporting documentation. Please read the information in the "Fax Options" link carefully. If you do not use the correct cover sheet, your documentation will not be uploaded.

      NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: NP-18-JJD-2019633-BU-OCA




      The Nurse Practitioner position ispart of theMental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)treatment team in the Mental Health Service, at the VA Central CA Healthcare System (VACCHCS), Fresno,CA.

      The MHICM Nurse Practitioner functions autonomously as guided by functional statement/scope of practice and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) treatment team to manage Veterans diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.The MHICM Nurse Practitioner provides community based care with the expectation of 80% of his/her time spent in the community with Veterans. Due to the intensity of the case management and severe co-morbidity of these veterans, the nurse case manager/veteran ratio is 1: 15 or less.

      Veteran care/needs is recovery focused with a common goal of obtaining maximum independence and re-integration into the community. The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the Veteran and team members in the development of a strengths-based plan of care to assist Veteran in achieving his/her identified goals. The Nurse Practitioner provides recovery oriented care for Veterans utilizing their clinical expertise in individualized patient -centered treatment planning, symptom and functional assessment and skill training, education, research and consultation. The Nurse Practitioner implements evidence based education methods that promote Veterans informed collaboration rather than passive compliance. The Nurse Practitioner initiates and maintains a collaborative, supportive, mutually respectful therapeutic alliances, and is an advocate for the
      Veteran.

      The patient population includes Veterans who are likely to present with Severe Mental Illness (SMI), PTSD, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders and concomitant medical co- morbidities. The Nurse Practitioner is knowledgeable in assessment, treatment and evaluation of a comprehensive range of health care problems including but not limited to: preventive health, 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. The Nurse Practitioner may be assigned a panel of patients to manage their health care, assigned urgent or acute care duties or assist with other specialized Mental Health Programs like Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) as an example.

      Other responsibilities include:

      • Performs specialized treatment of a complex physical and/or mental illness.
      • Provide individual, group, and family interventions and case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with serious mental disorders.
      • Develops and participates in the development of a treatment plan for each MHICM
      • Veteran with measurable goals outlined based on relevant psychological, medical,
        and psychiatric information.
      • Offers consultation to colleagues, students and community care providers on the
        psychosocial treatment of Veterans.
      • Responds to consults sent to the MHICM program by interviewing the Veteran.
      • Assists MHICM Veterans in the preparation of materials needed for applications to
        various agencies for entitlements.
      • Identifies, develops and facilitates accessibility and utilization of VA and community
        resources.
      • Conducts home visits and community visits to MHICM Veterans.
      • Collaborates with Adult Care homes and nursing care facilities where MHICM
        Veterans reside.
      • Provides assistance with medication management.
      • Provides transportation of program Veterans in Government vehicles.

      Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm, some early evening hours when needed.

      Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner

      Filing of Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

      PCS/Relocation Expense: Not authorized.

      Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized.

      This is a Bargaining Unit Position.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Management
  • Nursing - Nurse Practioner
  • Psychiatry
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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