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Advance Practice Nurse Nurse Practitioner Mental Health Job in MONROE, LA

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Location:
MONROE, LA
Date:
01/24/2018
2018-01-242018-02-22
Job Code:
CBBP-10112658-18-RD
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Advance Practice Nurse Nurse Practitioner Mental Health Job in MONROE, LA

Advance Practice Nurse Nurse Practitioner Mental Health Job in MONROE, LA

Vacancy No. CBBP-10112658-18-RD Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $59,252.00 to $122,122.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/8/2018 Close Date 9/30/2018
Who may apply Public
Locations:
MONROE, LA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    01/08/2018 to 09/30/2018

  • Salary

    $59,252 to $122,122 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Announcement number

CBBP-10112658-18-RD

Control number

488241400

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    This announcement will be used to fill one (1) position as an Advance Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) in the Mental Health Service Line at Monroe CBOC, Monroe, LA.
    Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10112658

    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?

    This is an Open Continuous Job Opportunity Announcement. We will accept applications on an ongoing basis. Qualified applicants will be referred every two weeks or untilled the vacancy is filled.

    Please note: Full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body in a Mental Health specialty is required for this position.

    The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) consists of one VHA tertiary care facility and three (3) community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) serving Veterans in twelve (12) Louisiana parishes, eleven (11) counties in Southern Arkansas and nine (9) counties in East Texas. The medical center is classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1C Facility which accepts referrals from the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System located in New Orleans, LA and the Alexandria VA Health Care System located in Pineville, LA. OBVAMC is a teaching hospital providing a complete range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary and specialty care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. OBVAMC is part of the South Central VA Health Care Network, which includes facilities in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi. http://obvamc.shreveport.med.va.gov/index.asp

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The Advance Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) will be aligned to the Mental Health Service Line. The Mid-Level provider utilizes critical thinking in the application of advanced clinical health care knowledge and skills in performing the duties listed below. The mid-level provider is preferred to have a minimum of three years clinical experience in Psychiatry. Consult management experience is preferred as well.

    Major Duties

    The Advance Practice Nurse provides mental health services for any eligible Veteran requesting services to include:

    • Records data from clinic visit, including chief complaints, active problems, medications, physical findings and results of diagnostic tests.
    • Formulates assessment and plan according to accepted protocols, treatment plans or attending physician's treatment protocols, treatment plans or recommendations.
    • Prescribes medications according to outpatient formulary.
    • Orders lab and non-invasive diagnostic and preventative screening tests as indicated.
    • Refers patients to other services of subspecialty clinics as indicated, including nutritional counseling.
    • Authorizes special transportation as needed for patients' follow-up appointments as indicated.
    • Performs and records history and physical examinations.
    • Provides direct, sort-term, crisis intervention, grief work and brief psychotherapy.
    • Counsels patients on smoking cessation.
    • Administers or orders appropriate immunizations.
    • Provides patient education of medical conditions, preventive measures and prescribed treatments.
    • Performs lab review, identifying abnormalities according to established guidelines.
    • Performs BLS. Calls codes when indicated and manages CPR efforts until code team arrives.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.


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