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2018-08-032018-09-16

Nurse Practitioner

West Palm Beach, FL
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Summary

The West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for several Nurse Practitioners. The Nurse Practitioners will function within Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service. The incumbent may work out of the West Palm Beach Medical Center and/or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). Incumbent may travel to outlying CBOC's as assigned. May require the incumbent to work nights and weekends.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and evening hour tours vary; may be required to work afterhours, holidays and on-call. The incumbents will be required to work at the West Palm Beach Medical Center and/or CBOC's.
Financial Discloser Report: Not required

Duties

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
-Providing psychiatric and medical care to Veterans and eligible dependents at the Medical Center.
-Performing history and physical examinations, psychiatric interviews, ordering appropriate lab tests and studies (to include EKG, PPD, X-rays, CTs, MRIs, and other studies as appropriate) and interpreting the results of those tests and studies for outpatients.
-Ordering consultations to other specialties as clinically indicated in the care of the patients.
-Making clinical determinations and diagnoses (utilizing ICD-10 and/or DSM5), ordering and prescribing medications, performing basic medical procedures, facilitating inpatient admissions and admission orders, assisting with the Baker Act evaluations and providing patient education and basic mental health support/counseling/interventional services, as well as other routine duties as assigned.
-Modifying services to best meet the treatment needs of Veterans and to promote efficient practice, coordinating with other services offered in the treatment program and assuring such services are complementary and comprehensive.
-Consulting and liaising with other Mental Health programs, as well as other services in the Medical Center to provide needed care and services.
-Providing services while utilizing professional skill, objectively, insight, advanced clinical training, and experience to interpret data and to identify viable treatment options and recognizing potential high risk factors, acuity and needs for services.
-Initiating, following through and evaluating the efficacy of interventions.
-Performing history and physical examinations and providing, or making recommendations for, ongoing care of Veterans admitted to the inpatient Mental Health unit, and those admitted to Medical units who require co-management by Mental Health.
-Participating in quality management, clinical pertinence reviews, peer reviews and/or participating in program evaluation pertinent to the clinical effectiveness of treatment programs.
-Timely completion of the Mental Health Suite for all treating patients.
-Maintaining competency and national certification as a nurse practitioner.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$63,259
$119,974
Job Details
Application Open Date
4/6/2018

Application Close Date
9/28/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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 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.
      • 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 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

      Grade Determinations: The Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB) will review the candidate's qualifications to determine the salary.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix H5.

      Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position may require potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, lifting and pushing. Setting up or transferring equipment, supplies and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may required to don protective clothing in isolation primarily if in direct areas.
  • 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 09/28/2018 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: 3
      Job Position: CAYY-10179425-18-MR

      The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
      -Providing psychiatric and medical care to Veterans and eligible dependents at the Medical Center.
      -Performing history and physical examinations, psychiatric interviews, ordering appropriate lab tests and studies (to include EKG, PPD, X-rays, CTs, MRIs, and other studies as appropriate) and interpreting the results of those tests and studies for outpatients.
      -Ordering consultations to other specialties as clinically indicated in the care of the patients.
      -Making clinical determinations and diagnoses (utilizing ICD-10 and/or DSM5), ordering and prescribing medications, performing basic medical procedures, facilitating inpatient admissions and admission orders, assisting with the Baker Act evaluations and providing patient education and basic mental health support/counseling/interventional services, as well as other routine duties as assigned.
      -Modifying services to best meet the treatment needs of Veterans and to promote efficient practice, coordinating with other services offered in the treatment program and assuring such services are complementary and comprehensive.
      -Consulting and liaising with other Mental Health programs, as well as other services in the Medical Center to provide needed care and services.
      -Providing services while utilizing professional skill, objectively, insight, advanced clinical training, and experience to interpret data and to identify viable treatment options and recognizing potential high risk factors, acuity and needs for services.
      -Initiating, following through and evaluating the efficacy of interventions.
      -Performing history and physical examinations and providing, or making recommendations for, ongoing care of Veterans admitted to the inpatient Mental Health unit, and those admitted to Medical units who require co-management by Mental Health.
      -Participating in quality management, clinical pertinence reviews, peer reviews and/or participating in program evaluation pertinent to the clinical effectiveness of treatment programs.
      -Timely completion of the Mental Health Suite for all treating patients.
      -Maintaining competency and national certification as a nurse practitioner.

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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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