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Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric/Mental Health) - Intermittent

Anchorage, AK

The Nurse Practitioner position is located in theHomeless Veterans Service (HVS)at the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS). Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide outpatient and residential care to patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline.
  • Function as an independent member of the Medical Staff with delineated clinical privileges granted by the Medical Executive Board.
  • Member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care to patients and/or employees.
  • Assessment of risk factors, perform histories and physicals, order diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiate consults and referrals.
  • Prescribe medications/supplies in accordance to VA policy, VA formulary and State regulations.
  • Seek consultation with physicians when cases are outside scope of practice.
  • Communicate relevant patient data in case presentations and medical records.
  • Formulate, initiate and evaluate health care teaching related to/for patients and families.
  • Facilitate communication related to patients with personnel responsible for their clinic services.
  • Act as consultation to nursing and medical staff.

Work Schedule: Intermittent work does not have a routine schedule, scheduling is at irregular intervals and is not continuous or steady.

Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric/Mental Health)/000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$86,217

$143,734





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/10/2016



Application Close Date

11/30/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Intermittent 76 hours




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

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

      JOAmay be used to fill other vacancies at various locations within the Alaska VA to include the CBOCs.

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





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • U.S. citizenship
      • English language proficiency (written and spoken)
      • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
      • Registration Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse and nurse practitioner in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. The RN must maintain a current, full active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with the VA.
      • Certification - Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
      • Educational requirements can be met as follows: Master's in Nursing from aschool of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed: a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); or b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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. OR 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.
      • Prescriptive Authority is required.
      • Experience: Experience will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following nine dimensions of nursing: practice, quality of care, performance, education/career development, collegiatlity, ethics, collaboration, research and resource utilization.

      Preferred experience requirements:

      • 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; religious; 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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6, NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17, 2009.

      Salary determination will be made by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

      DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp.





  • 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 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 Thursday, November 30, 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 the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

      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.





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0610-Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: VT-17-MMC-1871267-OCA




      The Nurse Practitioner position is located in theHomeless Veterans Service (HVS)at the Alaska VA Healthcare System (AVAHS). Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

      • Provide outpatient and residential care to patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline.
      • Function as an independent member of the Medical Staff with delineated clinical privileges granted by the Medical Executive Board.
      • Member of an interdisciplinary team providing primary care to patients and/or employees.
      • Assessment of risk factors, perform histories and physicals, order diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiate consults and referrals.
      • Prescribe medications/supplies in accordance to VA policy, VA formulary and State regulations.
      • Seek consultation with physicians when cases are outside scope of practice.
      • Communicate relevant patient data in case presentations and medical records.
      • Formulate, initiate and evaluate health care teaching related to/for patients and families.
      • Facilitate communication related to patients with personnel responsible for their clinic services.
      • Act as consultation to nursing and medical staff.

      Work Schedule: Intermittent work does not have a routine schedule, scheduling is at irregular intervals and is not continuous or steady.

      Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric/Mental Health)/000000







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  • Healthcare
  • Psychiatry
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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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VA Medical Center
Anchorage, AK

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