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Nurse Practitioner Mental Health Job in FRESNO, CA

Nurse Practitioner Mental Health Job in FRESNO, CA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $87,840.00 to $134,165.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/24/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    10/24/2017 to 12/01/2017

  • Salary

    $87,840 to $134,165 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    VA Central CA Health Care System is located in the heart of California adjacent to Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia Parks, several lakes, and year-round recreation.  Located in the Central Valley we are a short, 2-4 hour drive, from various locations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the coast.  Fresno/Clovis continues to offer one of the most affordable housing markets in the state and has excellent primary and secondary schools. 

    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.

    *First consideration will be given to VA Central CA Healthcare System employees.*


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    The Nurse Practitioner position is part of the Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) treatment team in the Mental Health Service, at the VA Central CA Healthcare System (VACCHCS), Fresno, CA.

    The MHICM Nurse Practitioner functions autonomously as guided by functional statement/scope of practice and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) treatment team to manage Veterans diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.The MHICM Nurse Practitioner provides community based care with the expectation of 80% of his/her time spent in the community with Veterans. Due to the intensity of the case management and severe co-morbidity of these veterans, the nurse case manager/veteran ratio is 1: 15 or less.

    Veteran care/needs is recovery focused with a common goal of obtaining maximum independence and re-integration into the community. The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the Veteran and team members in the development of a strengths-based plan of care to assist Veteran in achieving his/her identified goals. The Nurse Practitioner provides recovery oriented care for Veterans utilizing their clinical expertise in individualized patient -centered treatment planning, symptom and functional assessment and skill training, education, research and consultation. The Nurse Practitioner implements evidence based education methods that promote Veterans informed collaboration rather than passive compliance. The Nurse Practitioner initiates and maintains a collaborative, supportive, mutually respectful therapeutic alliances, and is an advocate for the

    The patient population includes Veterans who are likely to present with Severe Mental Illness (SMI), PTSD, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders and concomitant medical co- morbidities. The Nurse Practitioner is knowledgeable in assessment, treatment and evaluation of a comprehensive range of health care problems including but not limited to: preventive health, prescribing medications and other treatments; ordering, conducting and interpreting laboratory, diagnostic studies and procedures; and patient and family education utilizing community, social and health resources enhancing recovery principles. The Nurse Practitioner may be assigned a panel of patients to manage their health care, assigned urgent or acute care duties or assist with other specialized Mental Health Programs like Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) as an example.

    Other responsibilities include:

    • Performs specialized treatment of a complex physical and/or mental illness.
    • Provide individual, group, and family interventions and case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with serious mental disorders.
    • Develops and participates in the development of a treatment plan for each MHICM
    • Veteran with measurable goals outlined based on relevant psychological, medical,
      and psychiatric information.
    • Offers consultation to colleagues, students and community care providers on the
      psychosocial treatment of Veterans.
    • Responds to consults sent to the MHICM program by interviewing the Veteran.
    • Assists MHICM Veterans in the preparation of materials needed for applications to
      various agencies for entitlements.
    • Identifies, develops and facilitates accessibility and utilization of VA and community
    • Conducts home visits and community visits to MHICM Veterans.
    • Collaborates with Adult Care homes and nursing care facilities where MHICM
      Veterans reside.
    • Provides assistance with medication management.
    • Provides transportation of program Veterans in Government vehicles.

    Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm, some early evening hours when needed.

    Functional Statement Title:  Nurse Practitioner

    Filing of Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

    PCS/Relocation Expense: Not authorized.

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized.

    This is a Bargaining Unit Position.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482377700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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