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Job Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PCMHI) - (Mental Health - Outpatient)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PCMHI) - (Mental Health - Outpatient)

Provides clinical expertise to departmental and facility-wide Nursing as well as interdisciplinary committees, projects, and work groups. Works in collaboration with the outpatient interdisciplinary and leadership teams on patient care, clinical and administrative issues. Communicates needs, issues, and concerns as necessary with nursing leadership and/or the Division Director of the Impact Unit (IU) for the assigned mental health team.
* The NP may perform the following functions in this position: general evaluation for mental and medical health status, including but not limited to, completing full intake mental health evaluations, ordering of diagnostic procedures/labs/medical supplies, formulating plans of care, prescribing medication, completing clinical reminders,making appropriate consults to specialty areas and ensuring that immunizations, chest X-rays, EKG's and PPD's are current as required or needed.
* Provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy interventions as appropriate.
* Participates in performance improvement activities to enhance mental health care services.
* Assesses and intervenes for urgent and/or emergent mental health problems.
* Provides nurse practitioner support and consultation to other outpatient clinics in area of expertise when available and appropriate.
* Performs duties relying, as needed, on standardized procedures that allow for the collaborating physician to be available to the NP by phone or in person, including, but not limited to, all VA facilities.
* Seeks physician consultation during scheduled supervision meetings or as needed when managing a medical or mental health condition that is not resolving as anticipated, feels adjustments in medication/therapy have not brought about the expected improvements, or any time the nurse practitioner seeks additional expertise on providing appropriate treatment for a specific condition.
* Electronic progress notes will be in problem-oriented format and sufficiently detailed to obtain a clear picture of the patient's current health status. In addition, all patient contacts and visits with physician involvement must include the name of the physician in the progress notes.
- Serves as preceptor for graduate nurse practitioner students.

Work Schedule: Full Time. OT/Weekends as needed to meet patient care needs.
Location: Negotiable between Oceanside Mental Health Clinic or Chula Vista Mental Health Clinic.
Functional Statement Title/#: Nurse Practitioner - Outpatient
This is a bargaining unit position.
Recruitment and Relocation Incentive is not authorized
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Basic 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.
  • Additional Requirements for Nurse Practitioner. 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 Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected: Board Certification as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) accredited by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (Applicant must submit copy of NP certification).
    A Nurse Practitioner possess a Master's Degree from a program accredited by the ACEN or CCNE, and maintain a full and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
Preferred Experience: At least two years recent (in the last three years) or current experience in Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) or outpatient mental health clinic as a PMHNP-BC providing mental health evaluations and treatment preferred. Possessing active and current DEA license without restrictions.

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; 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: Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Walking, Standing, Repeated bending (8 - 12 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands and legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental stability; Keyboarding and reading computer screen (8-12 hours intermittently over scheduled shift).

Additional Physical Demands: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing and typing. Transferring patients and/or objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to patients with infectious disease, skin disorders or infestations, and/or contaminated materials such as clothing. There may be instances where the incumbent might don protective clothing or use gloves to evaluate or examine the patient. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

NOTE: In compliance with VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA Employees. The vaccination will be provided by or proof of the vaccination must be provided to the VA Facility's Occupational (Employee) Health Office on an annual basis

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the below documents 1-4. *IF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE NOT PROVIDED, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND YOU WILL BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE.*

1. Resume - It must include sufficient experience and/or education. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Your resume MUST include the following: the month and year for each position held, and the number of work hours per week, e.g., 03/09 - 06/11 (or Present), 40 hrs/week (whether Full Time or Part Time - must include number of hours if Part Time). If these information is not included in your resume, your application might be rated ineligible.

2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at:
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
Must be completed/signed and submitted at the time of application.

3. Unofficial transcript(s)- showing masters and undergraduate degree and confer date (if you submit a transcript with no degree and the conferred date, you will be rated ineligible). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned.
NOTE: Applicant's education program must be listed on one of the above websites (CCNE or ACEN) showing accreditation at the time the program was completed (and you will be rated ineligible because your school is not accredited by CCNE or ACEN). If the school is not currently listed, applicants must provide evidence of past accreditation by CCNE or ACEN such as submitting a written statement from either ACEN or CCNE with his/her application materials.

4. Copy of board certification as Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health showing expiration date.

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
.Copy of State Board License (showing expiration date)
*Cover Letter
*DD-214 (member 4 copy)
*Other Veterans Document such as VA Disability Letter
*SF-15
*SF-50 "Notice of Personnel Action" - if you are a current or prior federal employee.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application.
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.

Qualifications & Requirements
Basic 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.
  • Additional Requirements for Nurse Practitioner. 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 Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected: Board Certification as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) accredited by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (Applicant must submit copy of NP certification).
    A Nurse Practitioner possess a Master's Degree from a program accredited by the ACEN or CCNE, and maintain a full and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.
Preferred Experience: At least two years recent (in the last three years) or current experience in Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) or outpatient mental health clinic as a PMHNP-BC providing mental health evaluations and treatment preferred. Possessing active and current DEA license without restrictions.

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; 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: Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Walking, Standing, Repeated bending (8 - 12 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands and legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental stability; Keyboarding and reading computer screen (8-12 hours intermittently over scheduled shift).

Additional Physical Demands: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing and typing. Transferring patients and/or objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to patients with infectious disease, skin disorders or infestations, and/or contaminated materials such as clothing. There may be instances where the incumbent might don protective clothing or use gloves to evaluate or examine the patient. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

NOTE: In compliance with VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA Employees. The vaccination will be provided by or proof of the vaccination must be provided to the VA Facility's Occupational (Employee) Health Office on an annual basis
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