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Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Rockford CBOC

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Rockford
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThis is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2020. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be November 15, 2019, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals on an as-needed basis until the position is filled.The Outpatient Mental Health Specialty APRN provides care to Veterans at Madison and affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). A collaborative, coordinated, interdisciplinary approach is used in meeting patients' health and mental health care needs. We accept eligible veterans from adults to the frail elderly (18-90+). The patient population includes all types of psychiatric conditions, both acute and chronic, including but not limited to: depression, schizophrenia, bi polar affective disorder, dementia, personality disorders, PTSD, and substance abuse. Safety regarding suicidal and homicidal thoughts are a priority that we address through comprehensive services and plans. Many patients have significant medical co-morbidity which can complicate their diagnosis and treatment.Patients receive services in an outpatient setting that produce favorable population based outcomes that are valued by VHA to reflect high quality clinical care. Such outcomes are at a minimum those specified within VISN scorecards. They include timely access to appointments for treatment of common subacute or chronic concerns, reduction in missed opportunities, completion of clinical reminders, access to urgent and emergency care, access to brief observational care (In coordination with the veteran, and in accordance with MHSL (mental health service line) protocols and guidelines, Mental Health APRN conducts an initial assessment of the veteran's overall life situation, clinical symptoms and other information, and develops a comprehensive and individualized treatment/rehabilitation plan. The Mental Health APRN makes diagnoses of the veteran's mental health condition and provides treatment accordingly in collaboration with a treatment team. The Mental Health APRN is a valued interdisciplinary team member whose expertise will be relied on by others.Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pmFinancial Discloser Report: Not requiredTravel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential00* Job family (Series)0610 NurseSimilar jobs* Nurse Practitioners* Practitioners, Nurse* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job* Designated and/or random drug testing required* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959* You may be required to serve a probationary period* Subject to a background/security investigation* Must be proficient in written and spoken English* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process* Must pass pre-employment physical examinationQualificationsBasic 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.* 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 AND nurse practitioner in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.* Possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and maintain full and current certification as a mental health nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. - PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION AS A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER.Preferred Experience: 2 years of Mental Health ExperienceGrade 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.Reference: 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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