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Nurse Practitioner Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Np Internal Job

Nurse Practitioner Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Np Internal Job

Vacancy No. SE-17-JM-1942191-BU-OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $83,269.00 to $128,097.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/3/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Nurse Practitioner (Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health NP) - Internal

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Few vacancies in the following locations:

  • Amarillo, TX
  • Lubbock, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 5/3/2017

Closes Friday 9/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $83,269.00 to $128,097.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Internal Announcement: Open to current permanent VA Nationwide employees and permanent Federal employees of other Agencies with ARNP Certification in Psychiatry or Mental Health.
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1942191

This is an Internal Announcement, Open to current permanent VA Nationwide employees and permanent Federal employees of other Agencies. -

If you do NOT meet the above area of consideration, please click link to apply under the U.S. Citizen External announcement: SE-17-JM-1953614-BU-OCA.

Note: First consideration will be given to internal applicants of the Amarillo VA Health Care System and it's Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

Please Note:  This is an open continuous announcement that will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency.  There will be multiple cut-off dates beginning 05/17/2017, and then bi-weekly cutoffs to follow until all vacancies have been filled. Location may vary depending on vacancies. 

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?

"Work for Amarillo Mental Health – where you will be a valued member of our integrated interdisciplinary service line, garnering some of the best Veteran and Provider satisfaction in the country, and promoting a healthy collegial team atmosphere.  Be a Behavior Healthcare Intake Program (BHIP) Team leader and build your own care team with talented social worker therapists, psychologists, and Peer Specialists who all work under the same service umbrella, and enjoy collaborating and supporting each other."
 excepted appointment authority.

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 incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


The Certified Psychiatric or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner functions as part of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals in providing a wide range of services to patients with mental health and/or substance abuse problems in the setting of an outpatient mental health clinic.  The incumbent will provide general advanced practice nursing care as well as specialized mental health functions.

·         Provide and coordinate comprehensive care for assigned patients in any care setting;

·         Perform initial complete mental health history examinations that include full mental status examinations;

·         Provide education, therapy, and counseling of patients and families in psychiatric conditions, addiction issues, and medical conditions related to psychotropic medication use;

·         Initiating, prescribing, renewing, refilling, monitoring, and managing the care of patients on psychotropic medications;

·         May be involved in carrying a patient panel, providing same-day access support, and working in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Position does require on-call rotation, some evening and rotating Saturday work to cover after hour clinics.

Bargaining Unit: AFGE


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
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How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Jessica Molina
Phone: (847)477-7944


VHA Amarillo HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
6010 Amarillo Blvd West

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

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