Nurse Practitioner (NP) Mental Health-Emergency Department
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 666108100
A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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: Experience as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 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 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years 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 Must be certified as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Nurse Practitioner (NP) Mental Health Emergency Department Serves as primary outpatient provider for Veterans engaged in MHOP services. Participates in the performance improvement needs of the MHOP Program in collaboration with other team members and the MHOP Program Managers or their designee. Serves as a member of the intradisciplinary team for provision of services to Veterans served within the MH Division. Participates in performance improvement activities to enhance services to Veterans served in MHOP. Collaborates with MHOP Program staff to provide on-going education regarding medical/mental health vulnerability of the Veteran population to Mental Health Division staff and Veterans. Uses clinical knowledge and judgment to promote staff involvement in planning, decision-making, and evaluating current practice and outcomes and demonstrates clinical and mandatory competencies for this position. Uses professional standards of care, scientific evidence, and practice to evaluate programs and/or service activities. - Provides continuity of care for assigned Veterans working in consultation with staff throughout the MH Division and medical center. - Provides mental health care with skill and sensitivity to Veterans who are homeless, mentally ill, and/or using illicit substances. - Evaluates Veterans' physical and mental health, family and social history to identify health care needs. Appropriately educating the patient of the need for follow-up care and referring Veterans to the appropriate level of care. Working in consultation with other divisions. - Other duties as assigned by Program Managers, Nursing Program Coordinator and MH Division Managers, consistent with clinical practice standards. Work Schedule: Full time PM and night shift variation Weekend and holiday rotation required. Shift differentials are 13% after 6pm and 25% additional on the weekends. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year, plus earning 8 hours of vacation time every pay period.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Are not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.