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Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Mental Health Integration Prescriber Job

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Mental Health Integration Prescriber Job

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $74,977.00 to $126,142.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/1/2017 Close Date 12/29/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    11/01/2017 to 12/29/2017

  • Salary

    $74,977 to $126,142 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


2 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    This announcement is an open-continuous announcement. The first cutoff will be 11/14/2017. Additional candidates will be issued on a bi-weekly basis after that until the positions are filled. Once the positions are filled, the announcement will be closed.

    This position can be filled with either a ARNP or a Psychiatrist. If you are a Psychiatrist, please apply to announcement YN-EAEB-15-MKB-1551340-BU.

    The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) MAY be available to highly qualified candidates.

    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.

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

    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.

    Salary/Grade Level Determination: Your salary and grade will be determined by the Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB).  The NPSB is a peer review process.  The NPSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.  If position is filled by reassignment, individual selected will retain grade and step of position currently held.

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    Area of Consideration: 

    Leavenworth vacancies: First area of consideration will be given to NFFE bargaining unit employees at Leavenworth VAMC. Second AOC will be given to EKHCS permanent employees. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. Citizens and U.S. nationals).

    Topeka vacancies: First area of consideration (AOC) will be given to AFGE, Topeka VAMC. Second AOC will be given to  permanent  EKHCS employees. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals).

    Major Duties

    The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care system (EKHCS) is a tertiary care health system providing Emergency Care, Inpatient and Outpatient Care, Research, Domiciliary Care, Nursing Home Care, and Geriatric Care to a 45-county primary service area which spans throughout Northeastern and Central Kansas and Missouri. EKHCS consists of two divisions: the Colmery-O'Neil Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center, located in Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as multiple Community Based Outpatient Clinics across the service area.

    PCMHI is a component of the interprofessional Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). The PCMHI role is to provide support for Primary care providers and the rest of the PACT to assure that the mental and behavioral health needs of the primary care population are addressed.  Often, this means that PCMHI staff will take the lead in providing mental health care for individuals identified with mental health conditions or in need of assistance making health-related behavioral changes.

    This vacancy announcement is for two (2) positions with the Behavioral Health Service of the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System. One position will be stationed in Leavenworth, KS and the other will be stationed in Topeka, KS. In this role, you will function as a Nurse Practitioner outpatient Mental Health Treatment Program, which is part of the EKHCS Psychiatric Section.

    Major duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Initiate medication and either treat to target or support Primary Care Providers (PCP) continuation of medication, either directly or by supervision of care management.
    • Performs direct in-person or virtual face to face assessment and treatment when indicated. This included a mental status examination.
    • Provides chart based consultations.
    • Provides formal education sessions to other team members.
    • Provides ongoing training, supervision and backup for care management (CM).  This generally includes at least weekly meetings to discuss all patients receiving CM services.
    • Initiates and manages medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders (SUDs) for patients whose care can be managed in PACT with PCMHI support.
    • Works closely with other mental health clinics and staff to identify patients whose episode of illness has been successfully treated to plan termination from specialty care and return to PACT for long term follow-up.

    Work Schedule: Primary Monday-Friday day shift, however incumbent may be responsible for providing on-call coverage and coverage on off-tours (including nights, weekends and holidays) based on the needs of the organization.  The incumbent may be asked to assist in other sub-specialty areas within the department.

    Scope of Practice: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health - Psychiatry

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    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/483274200. 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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