Incumbent serves as the Supervisor for Outpatient Psychiatric Services in the Behavioral Health Service. Provides clinical oversight of general outpatient psychiatric care at the Spokane VA Medical Center-highly professional services that are critical components of the Medical Center's health care mission. Incumbent is responsible for the quality of outpatient psychiatric evaluation, intervention, and consultation offered by physicians, mid-level prescribers, and others. 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. Additional Requirements: Nurse Practitioners. A nurse practitioner must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a nurse practitioner in a State, possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. The certification must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected. Certification to be considered: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Preferred Experience: Outpatient experience Experience with veterans Two to three years supervisory experience 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 or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience. Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN is not required. 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); use of fingers; both hands required; ability to see computer screen; hearing (aid may be permitted); prolonged sitting (2+ hours). Environmental Requirements: outside and inside; working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work. ["Duties include but are not limited to: Participating in the development of policies and procedures for psychiatric care and consultation offered at VAMC Spokane. Coordinating and providing clinical oversight of physicians, nurse practitioners, and other professionals who provide or support provision of psychiatric care in the general outpatient areas. Completing formal annual performance appraisals of all supervisees. Promoting clinical training and development of psychiatry staff and those who support provision of psychiatric care. Assuring that all supervisees are competent to practice as privileged. Assisting medical staff office with privileging process for psychiatrists new to VAMC Spokane. Collaborating with the Psychiatry Section Chief, developing and proposing systems for assessing and monitoring clinical outcomes for psychiatric care, as well as for improving clinical practices through outcome data. Collaborating closely with Chief for Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Services and Behavioral Health Service (BHS) program coordinators to assure that treatment planning and delivery throughout BHS is Veteran centered, holistic, continuous, and thoroughly collaborative. Providing a full range of psychiatric care and consultation as outlined by clinical privileges. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: This position is eligible for Ad-hoc telework on an as needed basis, determined by the needs of the service. Virtual: This is not a virtual or remote position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases, potential for performance awards Paid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards"]
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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.