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Job opening: Nurse Practitioner (Consult Liaison Team)

Salary: $127 610 - 200 260 per year
City: Marion
Published at: Mar 06 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Marion VA Health Care System is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working and learning environment that promotes professional growth and teamwork. We offer an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment where we celebrate our individual differences and unite as a team toward a common goal of providing outstanding service to our Nation's Veterans.


Duties: The employee is assigned to Behavioral Medicine Service at Marion, IL VA Health Care System (VAHCS) as a member of the Consult Liaison Team (CLT). Duties for this position will include consultation liaison services for Marion, IL VA Health Care Center inpatients, Emergency Room (ER) patients, and the Community Living Center (CLC) patients. Overall duties will include providing general clinical Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse. services to Veterans, including on-call, walk-in, and Video teleconferencing services to include Community Based Outpatient Clinic locations outside of assigned duty station. Other duties include general psychiatric care of adult Veterans and may conclude, but not limited to, conducting diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or group psychotherapy. The work requires an administrative and practical knowledge as a Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse The incumbent must possess the analytical ability to research, assemble, and compile information and data, evaluate the results against appropriate standards, and recommend corrective action where indicated. The incumbent is required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted clinical theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations. The incumbent may provide administrative duty coverage for the Chief of Behavioral Medicine on an as needed basis. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Preferred Experience and Certifications - Mental health Nurse Practitioner Experience, Emergency room experience, and Substance use including buprenorphine/naloxone experience Mental Health Certification. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday Tour of duty may vary based on patient need. On-call is required for this position which includes weekends, nights and holidays. Telework: Available EDRP Authorized: the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. 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.



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. Education. A post-master's certificate or master's or doctoral degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Education Accreditation Requirement. Nursing education must be from a school of professional nursing accredited by one of the following accrediting organizations at the time the program was completed by the applicant: (a)The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The ACEN accredits all levels of nursing programs, including clinical doctorate, masters/post master's certificate, baccalaureate, associate and diploma nursing education programs. (Note: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission/NLNAC changed its name to ACEN in May 2013. ACEN's website may be utilized to verify accredited programs using automated inquiry processes; however, for verification of any nursing program's accreditation prior to 1998, an automated inquiry cannot be used and ACEN must be contacted directly via their email contact information on the ACEN website to verify.); or (b)The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 7, Washington, DC 20001. The CCNE is an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and accredits nursing education programs at the bachelor and master's level. Foreign Education. Graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing programs, the nurse practitioner degree equivalency must be validated through an Agency recognized degree equivalency evaluation agency, such as the International Consultants of Delaware (ICD). Candidates with equivalent Nurse Practitioner masters or doctorate level degrees who possess current, full, active and unrestricted registration and certification(see paragraph 2c) will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing to warrant appointment. Licensure and Certification. All APNs (NPs) must possess and maintain an active, current, full and unrestricted APN license to practice as a NP in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. All APNs (NPs) must maintain full and current board certification in an area of clinical specialty from one of the following:i The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC);ii The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board(AANPCB); oriii Other nationally recognized certifying body in the area in which the Nurse Practitioner is academically prepared.(b)The required basic certification as a Nurse Practitioner must be identified in support of any position being established or filled as an APN (NP). An approved list of NP/APN certifications may be found on the Office of Nursing site at the Office of Nursing Services. Basic certification as a nurse practitioner is a condition of employment and qualifying factor for the specific assignment.(d)APNs (NPs) are credentialed and privileged to provide care based upon scope of practice, formal graduate nursing educational preparation, certification and patient population. It is the focus of care based on patient care needs, not the care setting, that defines the provider's scope of practice and basic certification required. The scope of practice is determined by the provider's formal academic education and basic Nurse Practitioner certification. The assignment will either require a specific basic certification as a nurse practitioner ,i.e., Mental Health, Women's Health, etc., or may allow for more than one basic nurse practitioner certification. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grandfathering Provision. All persons employed in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in this occupational series and APN (NP) assignment that are also performing the duties as described in the qualification standard on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the grade held including positive education and licensure/certification. 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: APN (Nurse Practitioner) II. (a) Scope. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. (b) Education and Experience Requirement. Meets basic education requirement for APN (CNS). Nurse II is considered the entry grade level for APN (NPs); no experience is required. APN (Nurse Practitioner) III. (a)Scope. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to management of complex client care.(b)Education and Experience Requirement.i Meets basic education requirement for an APN (NP). AND One year of specialized APN (NP) experience equivalent to the Nurse II grade level. Part-Time and Intermittent Nurse/APN Experience. Part-time experience as a Nurse/APN is credited per the relationship to a full work week. For example, a Nurse/APN employed 20 hours per week on a half-time basis would receive one full-time work week credit for two weeks of such service. Intermittent experience as a Nurse/APN is credited based on actual days worked. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Nurse Qualification Standard, Appendix G6a-G6d. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.


Note: 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 Marion VA Medical Center 2401 West Main Street Marion, IL 62959 US
  • Name: David Orozco
  • Phone: 361-905-3700
  • Email: [email protected]


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