9 days old
2018-07-102018-08-16

RNP-Mental Health

San Jose, CA
Summary
Duties
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm), with flexibility to meet patient and unit needs.

The primary role of the Psychiatric Registered Nurse Practitioner (RNP) is to provide direct care management of complex psychiatric patients in a designated psychiatric setting. This includes providing psychiatric evaluations for patients in the Outpatient or Inpatient settings, The RNP will also work in collaboration with Mental Health Attending Physicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, nursing staff, and other interdisciplinary team members in the management of mentally ill patients. The incumbent will ensure that the clinical care of all psychiatric patients is consistent with existing mental health best practices and performance measures within their practice setting.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate the admission, discharges, transfers and care of patients within the Mental Health continuum of care.
  • Ensure mental health best practices are being applied and adhered to appropriately for all psychiatric patients.
  • Provide care for psychiatric patients according to their clinical condition. This may include, prescribing, ordering labs, psychological testing, ordering consults and providing counseling.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$121,780
$164,200
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/7/2018

Application Close Date
7/23/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • 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.

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

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.
      • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency, and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) which changed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed; 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 5005/27, Appendix G6). 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
      • Possess a Master's degree from an academic program accredited byACEN or CCNE AND licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State and possesses a 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.]

      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, 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 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master'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.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2009, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

      Preferred Criteria:
      • RNP experience managing complex psychiatric patients.
      • One (1) year of full-time experience as a licensed professional RN/RNP.
      • Current BLS provider card issued by American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
      • Experience in providing psychiatric evaluations for patients.
      • Experience for managing mental health patients using telehealth technology.
      • Prescriptive privileges (Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number) with a current DEA number from the United States Drug Enforcement administration for Schedule II-V controlled substances with demonstration of meeting California State Board of Nursing requirements to prescribe controlled substances.
  • 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 (EST) on 07/23/2018 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 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, 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:
      Job Position: CBCF-10253884-18-BSJ-BU

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm), with flexibility to meet patient and unit needs.

      The primary role of the Psychiatric Registered Nurse Practitioner (RNP) is to provide direct care management of complex psychiatric patients in a designated psychiatric setting. This includes providing psychiatric evaluations for patients in the Outpatient or Inpatient settings, The RNP will also work in collaboration with Mental Health Attending Physicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, nursing staff, and other interdisciplinary team members in the management of mentally ill patients. The incumbent will ensure that the clinical care of all psychiatric patients is consistent with existing mental health best practices and performance measures within their practice setting.

      The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
      • Facilitate the admission, discharges, transfers and care of patients within the Mental Health continuum of care.
      • Ensure mental health best practices are being applied and adhered to appropriately for all psychiatric patients.
      • Provide care for psychiatric patients according to their clinical condition. This may include, prescribing, ordering labs, psychological testing, ordering consults and providing counseling.

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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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