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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $83,534.00 to $139,259.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/2/2017 Close Date 11/27/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    10/02/2017 to 11/27/2017

  • Salary

    $83,534 to $139,259 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


3 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    Southern Nevada provides numerous benefits for diverse lifestyles.  Nevada is one of only a handful of states with no individual or corporate income tax.  The Las Vegas valley offers affordable housing options for residents.    Over (30) airlines fly in and out of McCarran International Airport providing travelers with limitless international and domestic destinations.  Once known for all-you-can-eat buffets, Las Vegas hotels and resorts now boast top chefs from around the world offering residents and visitors an endless selection of casual and fine dining experiences.  Outdoor recreation in Southern Nevada is boundless.  Lake Mead, Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley and the Valley of Fire provide outdoor adventures including fishing, hiking, backpacking, and water sports while acres of uninhabited desert provide off road enthusiasts a nonstop playground.

    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 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. 

    This announcement is open until filled.  If an applicant is selected before the posted closing date, the announcement will be closed earlier.

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    The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) is seeking aPsychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the Behavioral Health Service. The patient population and age group served are ages young adult through geriatric.

    The APRN is a registered nurse with advanced education and experience that applies specialized clinical nursing knowledge and skills to patient care as well as in the improvement of the quality of care provided by others. An APRN independently provides theory and research-based care to clients facilitating attainment of health goals, works with nurses to advance nursing practice to improve outcomes cost-effectively, and/or provides clinical expertise to affect system-wide changes in organizations to improve programs of care. The APRN provides advanced levels of direct care as defined by the board and assists other nurses and health professionals in both establishing and meeting health goals for individuals and populations of patients. The APRN may function in a variety of roles, including patient advocate, consultant, educator, administrator, researcher, and/or direct patient care. The APRN collaborates with other disciplines to develop, implement, and coordinate a system of patient care delivery that improves quality of care, patient satisfaction, positive outcomes, appropriate utilization of resources and cost efficient services.  The APRN may be assigned to paneled teams and/or to provide the necessary direct patient care needs including coverage for other providers.

    The APRN, is a registered nurse with advanced education, specialty certification in psychiatry, and experience who cares for a specific population of behavioral health patients in a variety of settings. These settings include, however, are not limited to, primary care clinics, specialty clinics/programs, extended care programs, community-based outpatient clinics, inpatient care, and ambulatory surgery programs. The APRN provides a unique approach to mental healthcare that allows the incorporation of traditional nursing skills as well as advanced practice skills in the care of behavioral health patients. These skills enable the APRN to anticipate and implement preventive health measures with a strong emphasis on patient/significant other/family education as well as assessment, treatment and management of Veterans with mental health issues.

    The APRN is proficient and demonstrates competency and the ability to either set up or reprocess Reusable Medical Equipment as applicable for all equipment for which he/she has been trained. Familiarizes self with how their activities impact VA's goal to implement sound stewardship practices that are protective of the air, water, land, and other natural and cultural resources. 

    Work Schedule will include nights, weekends and on call

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480378400. 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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