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VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.
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.
Position Summary: The Fairfield and Mare Island Outpatient Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides recovery oriented, veteran centered clinical care for veterans with a variety of medical, surgical, and psychiatric diagnoses in the outpatient clinic setting.
he Fairfield and Mare Island Outpatient Mental Health NP: Collaborates with veterans, families and interdisciplinary treatment team members in the comprehensive assessment of biopsychosocial treatment needs of veterans; Evaluates and interprets medical data to formulate a plan of care based on the H&P and diagnostic findings; Develops treatment plans with specific goals and interventions unique to each veteran; Facilitates laboratory tests, procedures, non-invasive tests, consultations and medications under the supervision of the program physician; Prescribes medications to include controlled substances based on standardized procedures or protocols and/or physician consultation; Provides individual, group and family psychotherapy; provides triage, crisis intervention services and facilitates admission to psychiatric inpatient services when needed. Is responsible for the triage and temporary medication management of veterans in transition (i.e., medication refills).
The NP is responsible for required clinical records, evaluation and monitoring of service delivery and outcome. Participates in nursing and medical center committees and task forces. Participates in patient and family education. Facilitates educational process for students by serving as preceptor. Acts as consultant and resource person to outside agencies in the area of psychiatric nursing care delivery.
- Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
- Certificate as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Meet the requirements for VA Prescriptive Authority.
- Able to establish priorities, exhibit both good time management, and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work possible extended hours.
- Minimum of two (2) years of successful clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner in a mental health setting within the past five (5) years.
- Current American Heart Association certification in BLS/CPR.
- Current American Heart Association certification in ACLS.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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