Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration APRN- Clinical Video Telemental Health Psychiatric in Salt Lake City, Utah
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
- Salt Lake City, UT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Thursday 7/28/2016 (87 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (8 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1762847
THIS VACANCY IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CUT-OFF DATES:
*August 8 *August 22 *September 6 *September 19 *October 3 *October 17 *October 31
APPLICANT MATERIAL WILL BE REVIEWED AND FORWARDED ACCORDINGLY TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL FOR CONSIDERATION OF THIS POSITION.
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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education.
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.
A recruitment incentive may be offered for this position.
The Clinical Video Telemental Health Psychiatric APRN is responsible for managing an assigned panel of patients with acute and/or chronic mental illness in the Clinical Video Telemental Health setting. Management is achieved through assessment, treatment planning, implementation, collaboration, and evaluation to meet the needs of patients. The APRN provides clinical management for a variety of complex mental health conditions, including, but not limited to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), substance abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and other related conditions. Treatment focuses on utilization of pharmacological interventions as well as appropriate referral for additional evaluation and/or adjunctive psychosocial interventions. Treatment also involves informing patients of risks, benefits, and alternative treatments and answering all questions. The Clinical Video Telemental Health Psychiatric APRN will provide consultation to Veterans' families/caregivers as well as other licensed independent practitioners and professional staff on the assessment, education, and treatment of Veterans with complex clinical problems. Position requires a working knowledge of advanced psychopharmacology, substance abuse treatment, and psychotherapy.
In collaboration with the treatment team, the APRN selects appropriate interventions from a variety of resources and clinical approaches including evidenced based psychotherapies, psychosocial support, family therapy, and medication management. Ongoing Tele-Mental Health care involves monitoring for effectiveness and adverse effects with the goal of full symptom remission.
The APRN promotes self-care and enlists the participation of patients in establishing realistic health goals. In addition to providing direct patient care, the APRN also provides patient and family teaching; staff education; consults and collaborates with other health care providers; participates in nursing research; prescribes medications and adjunctive modalities; and refers patients.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM
Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Video Telemental Health Psychiatric APRN, 00000
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
- The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. *Grade Determinations: *The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
- Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
- Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; ORa Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
- Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; ORa Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.
Preferred Experience: Two(2) years of successful, fully independent practice as an APRN and experience with telemedicine.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Education/Experience Requirements:Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency AND accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: 1. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) OR
- The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
And Maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. [The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected.] ORbe Clinical Nurse Specialist with a major in the clinical nursing specialty to which the nurse is to be assigned.
In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
Physical Requirements:The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. This position involves considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and turning. The work may involve pushing or lifting weight in excess of 25 pounds and going up and down flights of stairs. The position requires visual and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care.
What To Expect Next
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Salary Range: $67,242.00 to $120,017.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 446118200
Job Announcement Number: UT-KS6221-2016-1762847BU