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This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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: Preferred experience in psychiatric treatment and certification in Addiction treatment is highly desired. Must have completed the Drug Enforcement Agency/Substance Abuse Mental Health services Administration (DEA/SAMHSA) training and received an "x waiver" under the Drug Addiction treatment Act (DATA) of 2000. 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 and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. 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: Light lifting (under 15 pounds), Light carrying (under 15 pounds), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Walking, Standing, Repeated bending, Hearing (aid permitted) ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Substance Use Disorders (SUD)\nThe Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Substance Use Disorders (SUD) provides intensive clinical case management services to Veterans who have chronic, severe, and persistent psychiatric illnesses. The incumbent will work directly in the Pain Care Team to support Veterans with chronic pain with co-occurring substance use disorders. The Psychiatric/Mental Health NP performs diagnostic examinations and treats patients in a recovery focused interdisciplinary environment. The NP utilizes evidence-based therapeutic practices and clinical practice guidelines. Tele-Mental Health will be used as appropriate based on patient needs. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Behavioral Health with dotted line collaboration with Clinic Manager of Pain Care Team. Duties include but not limited to: Providing outpatient psychiatric services within the individual's scope of practice and must have completed the Drug Enforcement Agency/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (DEA/SAMHSA) training and received an \"x waiver\" under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) of 2000. Certification in addiction treatment is highly desired. Assessing patients for Opioid Use Disorder and providing appropriate medication treatment when applicable. NP will perform history and physical examinations to include mental status examinations, intake assessments, substance use disorders assessments, and suicide risk evaluations. NP must be skilled in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology and must be able to provide a comprehensive clinical/psychiatric summary. Forming a plan of care including prescribing and administering appropriate medications with-in evidence-based practice, providing individual and family counseling, providing referrals to other disciplines, and acting as liaison for patients with other health care providers, guardians, and their families. Collaborating with the Pain Care Team in the management and evaluation of patients. NP will document patient care in the patient chart and all documentation will be completed in accordance with VA policy and procedures. Providing direct psychiatric care to Veterans. Providing psychiatric consultation services, both within and external to MHCL. Providing psychiatric care that is consistent with all VA policies including recovery and suicide prevention. Providing timely treatment planning and consultation with interdisciplinary teams. Educating staff by direct supervision, didactic, or other teaching methods. Participating in peer review, committees, and other quality management duties. Participate in Pain Care Team interdisciplinary meetings and attend Behavioral Health staff meetings. Participating and keeping up to date on assigned VA education programs. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, compressed schedule may be discussed during interview process.\nCompressed Schedule: Available.\nTelework: This position is eligible for telework on an as needed basis, determined by the needs of the service. This position is not approved to be a 100% Virtual/Remote position. Incumbent will be required to live within commuting distance of the facility.\nVirtual/Remote: This is not a virtual position. This position not a remote position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov, for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year.\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."]
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