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 This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 10/04/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. The El Paso VA Healthcare System is an outpatient facility serving medical, surgical and psychiatric clinics, in addition to community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). Home-Based Primary Care is provided in the veteran's home and tele-health options are used throughout the system. Substantial portions of the catchment area are rural. You will be assigned to the mental health team functions as part of interdisciplinary treatment teams providing care for outpatient mental health patients. Assignment can also be made to a specialty service team within mental health. Mental health provides the following services: Group Programming, Evidence-Based Treatments, Tele-mental Health, Medication Management, Couples and Family Counseling, Psychological Assessment and other mental health services. You will demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to the assessment treatment planning and management of the complex mental health needs of these patients. Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing risk assessment and triage services for patients seeking access to mental health services. You will discuss abnormal results with referring provider and communicate normal lab results to patient or caregiver. Monitor telephone calls and identify potential emergencies; coordinate patient care with other facilities and agencies; provide direct nursing care to individuals and groups of patients in accordance with the policies of the EPVAHCS. In addition, you will assess, plan, implement, collaborate, and coordinate the needs and care of patients with acute and/or chronic mental illness in an outpatient setting or in the community, using the nursing process. You will be actively involved in Performance Improvement activities and committees as assigned. Work Schedule: Full-time Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: VISN17EDRP2@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.