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2017-11-282018-01-08

Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)

Saginaw, MI

This Job Announcement is a standing register - Applicant referrals will be made every other Friday starting on 11:59 PM (EST) September 29, 2017. Selection may be made at any time during the open period of this announcement

The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) is located in the Mental Health (MH) Service. The Nurse Practitioner duties include, but are not limited to:

The NP PCMHI is responsible for supporting behavioral health care provided by primary care teams (Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT)) that include PCMHI Collocated Collaborative Care Providers and Care Managers.

The PCMHI NP will be collocated with Primary Care (PC) and provide both curb-side and electronic consultation to Primary Care Provider's (PCP) regarding the prescribing of psychotropic medication within Primary Care. The PC-MHI NP will also maintain a patient panel consistent with the PC-MHI treatment milieu and goals.

The PCMHI NP will be responsible for clinical oversight of PCMHI Care Management, overseeing patient panels and clinical outcomes using an electronic registry capable of tracking clinical processes and patient outcomes (Behavioral Health Lab).

The PCMHI NP will suggest treatment plan changes, including medication recommendations and supporting additional behavioral health treatment for patients who are not improving as expected through referral management. Additional responsibilities include the following: provide same-day access for immediate non-emergent psychiatric needs within Primary Care, as well as supporting psychiatric walk-in needs to the Urgent Care, on a limited basis (i.e., patient is active with psychiatry within Specialty MH, however, would be more expediently/appropriately cared for by the integrated NP psychiatric provider).

Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday), during rare times of need, late afternoons or weekends may be required to meet clinical needs.))

Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner, VN-0610-00








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$132,527





Job Details



Application Open Date

9/15/2017



Application Close Date

12/15/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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

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

      Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

      Probationary Period: You may be required to complete a two year probationary period.

      Equal Employment Opportunity: Actions to fill this position will not be based on discriminatory factors such as sex, race, color, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical handicap, age, gender identity, or expression, which are prohibited by law.

      Reasonable Accommodations: Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the applicant and hiring process, please notify Ms. Jeanne Barbosa, Selective Placement Coordinator at (989) 497-2500, extension 13075. Reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

      Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

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

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Please visit the Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies document for more information.





  • 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.

      Education. 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. 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.

      Licensure. 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.

      English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation from the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

      Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:

      Nurse II - Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.

      Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 yearsofexperience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years of experience.

      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.

      Preferred: APN Certified Psychiatric APN

      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.

      Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN).BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.





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    • 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 the View 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 15, 2017 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 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.

      If you are unable to apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.

      2. Print the Form 1203FX to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire.

      3. Fax the completed 1203FX along with all supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement to (478) 757-3144. Your 1203FX must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

      4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt, for verification purposes.

      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

      1. Complete the Cover Page using the seven-digit Vacancy ID: 2008569. This fax cover sheet is required in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

      2. Fax your documents identified under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement to (478) 757-3144.

      3. Keep a copy of your fax receipt, for verification purposes.

      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: BK-NSA-17-2008569-BU-ST-R




      This Job Announcement is a standing register - Applicant referrals will be made every other Friday starting on 11:59 PM (EST) September 29, 2017. Selection may be made at any time during the open period of this announcement

      The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) is located in the Mental Health (MH) Service. The Nurse Practitioner duties include, but are not limited to:

      The NP PCMHI is responsible for supporting behavioral health care provided by primary care teams (Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT)) that include PCMHI Collocated Collaborative Care Providers and Care Managers.

      The PCMHI NP will be collocated with Primary Care (PC) and provide both curb-side and electronic consultation to Primary Care Provider's (PCP) regarding the prescribing of psychotropic medication within Primary Care. The PC-MHI NP will also maintain a patient panel consistent with the PC-MHI treatment milieu and goals.

      The PCMHI NP will be responsible for clinical oversight of PCMHI Care Management, overseeing patient panels and clinical outcomes using an electronic registry capable of tracking clinical processes and patient outcomes (Behavioral Health Lab).

      The PCMHI NP will suggest treatment plan changes, including medication recommendations and supporting additional behavioral health treatment for patients who are not improving as expected through referral management. Additional responsibilities include the following: provide same-day access for immediate non-emergent psychiatric needs within Primary Care, as well as supporting psychiatric walk-in needs to the Urgent Care, on a limited basis (i.e., patient is active with psychiatry within Specialty MH, however, would be more expediently/appropriately cared for by the integrated NP psychiatric provider).

      Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday), during rare times of need, late afternoons or weekends may be required to meet clinical needs.))

      Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner, VN-0610-00







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Nursing - Nurse Practioner
  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy - Others

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 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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