Job opening: Nurse Practitioner- HUD- VASH
Salary: $103 208 - 179 823 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program.
This position is eligible for Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign On Bonus) to highly qualified candidates.
The HUD-VASH Program represents a partnership between Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs to provide clinical case management and supportive housing services to Veterans in HUD-VASH by utilizing the principles of Housing First, a team-based model of care, comprised of multi-disciplinary staff, and shared caseloads. Chronically homeless and other vulnerable homeless Veterans, based on the HUD Prioritization Notice, are admitted to case management to support the ongoing effort to end Veteran homelessness. A HUD-VASH psychiatrist or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) serves as an integral part of the multidisciplinary clinical treatment team providing psychopharmacological treatment and psychotherapy. This position is community-based with the expectation of providing services to Veterans in their homes, other community locations, VA facility locations, and VVC.
- Serves as the primary prescriber for the HUD-VASH program addressing an array of mental health, SUD, and other psychiatric complexities, along with medical issues.
- Services provided to Veterans in scattered-site housing and project-based housing sites with the additional aim of enhancing services for aging and disabled Veterans.
- Conducts Mental Health and Tele-Mental Health clinics and manages patient care within those clinics through the use of Tele-Mental Health/Tele-Home technology.
- Provides clinical consultation to the Homeless and HUD-VASH team members in a weekly interdisciplinary treatment team meeting.
- Provides crisis intervention when indicated including evaluation, assessment, triage, initiation of / support in Emergency Detention procedures, and disposition of patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. As a licensed behavioral health professional, is required to provide "on-call" consultative services during evenings, nights, and weekends, on a rotating basis with other qualified MHSL staff. While "on call" the incumbent is available to respond, by phone and in person as indicated by the situation, to the medical center to provide "on call" consultative behavioral health services timely. These services include evaluation, diagnosis, assessment, triage, and supporting the emergency department, medical units and RRTP in the disposition (especially recommended level of care) for patients presenting with behavioral health emergencies during off hours.
- Is required to maintain current BLS and/or First Aid certification and remain current on all licensures.
- Attends MHSL Staff meetings and any other mandatory meetings regularly.
- Serves on Interdisciplinary Treatment Team(s), partnering with other disciplines within the HUD-VASH Program, and other Homeless Programs, to provide collaborative clinical and social care services for all the Veterans in the Homeless/HUD-VASH Programs.
- Is a direct care provider, maintains a patient panel.
- Regular travel is required; government vehicle provided to support day-to-day job duties.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am- 4:00pm
Compressed/Flexible: Negotiable with supervisory approval based on program needs
Telework: Available with supervisory approval based on program needs, within the Cheyenne VA Health Care System catchment area.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact Martha Kimmel, [email protected]
, 307-433-3744, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
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.
Required: Active Driver's License
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 III - Master's degree in nursing (MSN) and no additional nursing practice/experience.
Nurse II - Master's degree in nursing 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 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.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address Cheyenne VA Medical Center
2360 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82001
- Name: Holly Deal
- Phone: 205-602-8616
- Email: [email protected]