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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry Job in TEMPLE, TX

Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry Job in TEMPLE, TX

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $89,599.00 to $119,156.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/31/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    08/31/2017 to 12/01/2017

  • Salary

    $89,599 to $119,156 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



    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. 

    Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station.


    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.  Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

    If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

    America's Veterans need you!

    To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.  


    This position may also be filled with a Physician Assistant on a separate announcement.  Only one position will be filled.

    Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

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    The incumbent Nurse Practitioner will be assigned to the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MH&BM) Service in Temple, Texas. The incumbent will provide psychiatric services to patients seeking treatment on an unscheduled walk-in basis in Mental Health Triage as well as scheduled treatment services in the General Mental Health Clinic. Primary responsibilities will be diagnostic assessment, medication management and coordination of care for individuals with serious mental illnesses, including Major Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD and Substance Use Disorders as well as co-morbid medical conditions. The incumbent will order laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG's and comparable diagnostic procedures as necessary. The incumbent will provide education and counseling of patients and family in preventative care, psychiatric and medical conditions and use of prescribed medications. The incumbent will facilitate transfers to the Waco Inpatient Psychiatry Unit for those Veterans requiring acute psychiatric hospitalization. All progress notes, consultation requests, reports of histories and physicals, and summaries written by the incumbent will clearly identify him/her as a Nurse Practitioner. The incumbent will perform teaching activities and supervision of advanced nurse practitioner trainees, as available. The incumbent will be under the supervision of the Chief, MH&BM, Temple, Texas. The prescribing practices of the Nurse Practitioner will be reviewed by the supervising physician.

    Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm. This position may involve evening and weekend hours.

    Position/Functional Statement: Nurse Practitioner/000000

    This is a Bargaining Unit position.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current, permanent CTVHCS employees; Current, permanent VA employees; Current, permanent Federal employees; U.S. Citizens (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477226000. 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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