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Advanced Practice Nurse-Mental Health VN-0610-00

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

The incumbent works in the Outpatient Clinic of the Mental Health Service Line and functions within a defined scope of practice. Primarily functions as direct care provider for a caseload of veterans with psychiatric illness and/or substance abuse. Responsibilities include assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems and includes initiating and adjusting therapeutic regimens, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults and referrals, and prescribing medications and supplies in accordance with VA Policy, VA Formulary and State Regulations. Other activities may include individual and/or group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary team member or leader, crisis intervention/triage, supervision of graduate interns, and participation on Medical Center committees or task groups.Work Schedule: Administrative Days, Monday-FridayFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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. OR 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) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. 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. Preferred Experience: PsychiatricGrade 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; OR a 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; OR a 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. NURSE PRACTITIONERS: A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE, and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurse Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. (The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected) ie: Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Medical Health or as a Psychiatric (NP)MINNESOTA APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A APRN LICENSE TO PRACTICE EFFECTIVE 1/2015 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITIONReference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Must pass pre-employment physical.NoneTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:VA Form 10-2850aVA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo2850&tkey&ActionSearch.The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.Cover LetterDD-214Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)OF-306VA Form 10-2850aResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript

Keywords: Department Of Veterans Affairs, Saint Cloud , Advanced Practice Nurse-Mental Health VN-0610-00, Healthcare , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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