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 The APRN position is located in the Mental Health Clinic at the Newington location. The positions are full-time at 40 hours per week. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic date gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgement, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems. Responsibilities include; but are not limited to: Multi-disciplinary team membership and membership commitment to the VA nursing department; Performing comprehensive initial psychiatric assessments and medication evaluations; Facilitation of psychotherapy group(s), allowing for efficient treatment of veterans with common concerns; Participation in psychopharmacological management of veterans who may require specialty management and intervention related to the specialty of mental health and/or PTSD; Management of veteran patient assignments and the standard outpatient treatment referrals in VA and community; Provision of evidence based and supportive psychotherapies (individual, couples, group) in treatment of individuals with a range of mental health diagnoses; Collaboration with assigned attending physician per VA CT bylaws; Incorporation of ANA Practice Standards, JCAHO standards, VHA and Medical Center policies and procedures into practice. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: F2147 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Sean Moser at Sean.Moser@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Notifications: This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position. This position is in the Excepted Service. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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.