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2018-02-062018-03-15

Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)

Saginaw, MI

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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.

The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. .


Duties

The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) is located in the Mental Health (MH) Service. The Nurse Practitioner provides mental health services for any eligible Veteran requesting service to 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 or 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: Not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner, VN-0610-00
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized








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$91,029

$134,384





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/6/2018



Application Close Date

2/18/2018




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

    • 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.

      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.

      Veterans preference does not apply to this job announcement per the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (PL 113-146, dated August 7, 2014).

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

      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.

      VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists. Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search (REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT)

      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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

      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.

      The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.





  • 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), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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.
      • English Language Proficiency. RNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

      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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN 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 or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.

      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 Experience/Qualifications: APN Certified Psychiatric APN

      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • 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

      • 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.
      • 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.

        tTo 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: 1


      Job Position: DEIMP-10123928-18-CR




      The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) is located in the Mental Health (MH) Service. The Nurse Practitioner provides mental health services for any eligible Veteran requesting service to 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 or 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday)
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
      Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
      Telework: Not Available
      Virtual: Not a virtual position.
      Functional Statement Title: Nurse Practitioner, VN-0610-00
      Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • CRNA
  • Nursing - Nurse Practioner
  • Psychiatry
  • 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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