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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Dha Job in CROWNPOINT, NM

Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Dha Job in CROWNPOINT, NM

Vacancy No. IHS-17-CR-1884890-DHA Department Indian Health Service
Salary $81,541.00 to $100,360.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/3/2017 Close Date 12/30/2017
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Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric), DHA

Indian Health Service

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Crownpoint, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 3/3/2017

Closes Saturday 12/30/2017

  • Salary Range
    $81,541.00 to $100,360.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The primary purpose/role of the position is to provide full range comprehensive and continuing health and medical care services to child, adolescent and adult psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients and families at the Crownpoint Health care Facility, satellite health centers.  The purpose of the position is to function as the primary psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide specialized psychiatric service including clinical assessment and diagnosis to individuals with mental illness and prescribing psychiatric medications and treatment.  This position is located at the Crownpoint Health care Facility, Crownpoint, New Mexico.  This position will report to the Clinical Director.  If you would like more information regarding this clinical position, you may contact the Medical Staff Recruiter, Ms. Diane Hoy, RN at diane.hoy@ihs.gov OR Ms. Theresa Nez, Supervisory Mental Health Specialist at theresa.nez@ihs.gov.   

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures.  Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-CR-1884887-ESEP/MP VA number; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.


Responsible for child, adolescent and adult psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a quality expected from an expert, experienced, nationally certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and keeping in good standing with New Mexico medical community standards of care.

  • Performs and documents a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that includes evaluation of mental status, current and past history of violence, suicidal or self-harm behavior, substance use, and level of functioning, health behaviors, trauma, and sexual behaviors, social and developmental history.
  • Manages psychiatric emergencies by determining level of risk and initialing and coordination of treatment, intervention and follow up.
  • Provides consultative psychiatric evaluations and recommendations to requesting healthcare personnel. Such consultations may occur in outpatient clinic, inpatient ward and satellite clinics.
  • Collaborates as a leader of the interdisciplinary mental health and other health care teams and provide psychiatric/mental health consultations to other team members, including primary care team.
  • Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency in mental health and psychiatry through continuing education, staffing meetings, workshops and contributes to the mission of facility through written or oral presentations.
  • Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • To surrounding satellite clinics, service units for meetings, trainings, etc.

    Relocation Authorized

    • Yes
    • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal Employee. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.
    Job Requirements
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    Department Of Health And Human Services

    Indian Health Service



    Victoria J. Pablo
    Phone: (505)786-6213
    TDD: (301)443-6394


    Indian Health Service HR Center
    St Rd 9 and Navajo Rt 9
    PO Box 358

    Fax: (505)786-2503

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

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