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Mid Level Provider Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant Mental Health Intensive Care Management Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Mid Level Provider Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant Mental Health Intensive Care Management Job in SHREVEPORT, LA

Vacancy No. YE-17-CA-1934806-SR 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 3/28/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Mid-Level Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Mental Health Intensive Care Management)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Shreveport, LA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 3/28/2017

Closes Friday 9/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $59,252.00 to $122,122.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
    GS-0603, 0610-00/00
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    U.S. Citizens and permanent Federal employees of other agencies
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


This position may be filled as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) in Mental Health Service at Overton Brooks VAMC. 

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1934806
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 until the vacancy is filled.

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 position is being re-announced as Midlevel (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant), all candidates that applied to  JOA #YE-17-CA-1923839-BU-SR will need to re-apply via this JOA.

This Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) is opened to External candidates only.  If you are  a current permanent VHA/Agency employee, you are not eligible to apply via this JOA.  Please apply via  JOA # YE-17-CA-1934826-SR.

The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) consists of one VHA tertiary care facility and three (3) community based outpatient clinics 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.


The Nurse Practitioner (MHICM) is assigned to Mental Health Service.  The incumbent provides mental health services for any eligible veteran requesting services.  Duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

-      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

-      Works collaboratively with the Acute Care psychiatrist and other physicians to evaluate, treat, or arrange disposition for veterans with Mental Health issues identified in Acute Care and Primary Care settings

-      Refers patients to other services of subspecialty clinics as indicated, including nutritional counseling

-      Authorizes special transportation 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

-      Answers Mental Health inpatient consult requests as indicated

-      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

-      Approves or disapproves clinic appointment requests according to policies

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, an occasional weekend may be required.

Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner (MHICM) 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Carolyn Alexander
Phone: (318)990-4071


VHA Shreveport VAMC
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 East Stoner Avenue -HRMS/05

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

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