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 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is located in the Mental Health Care Line at the Alvin C. York Campus, Murfreesboro, TN The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner provides intensive clinical case management services to Veterans who have chronic, severe, and persistent psychiatric illnesses. The incumbent uses sound judgment in assessing patients and evaluating their care needs, forms a plan of care including prescribing and administering appropriate medications, providing individual and family counseling, providing referrals to other disciplines as needed, and acting as a liaison for patients with their other health care providers, guardians, and their families. 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.. Duties include: Providing outpatient psychiatric services within the individual's scope of practice. Assessing patients and evaluating their care needs. Forming a plan of care including prescribing and administering appropriate medications, 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 managing physician in the evaluation of patients. Documenting and maintaining patient's clinical records. 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. Participating and keeping up to date on assigned VA education programs. (NG61 pay scale) PMHNP-BC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Certification Required Telework: Available, must be approved by supervisor Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Work Schedule: Monday -Friday Day hours, few weekends required Financial Discloser 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.