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Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) - Mental Health - Mather

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Mather AFB, CA

Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 11/30/2016 (2 day(s) ago)

Closes Tuesday 1/3/2017 (32 day(s) away)

Salary Range
$92,675.00 to $134,345.00 / Per Year

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Supervisory Status

Who May Apply
U.S. Citizens and Current Federal Employees

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Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number: 1862802

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California.

The city of Sacramento has evolved over recent years and features two large universities, a thriving riverfront area with harbor, a number of notable museums, top restaurants, jazz nightspots, impressive theaters, more than 100 parks, scenic trails by the American River Parkway, and some striking architecture, including the magnificent Sacramento State Capitol building.

Located near San Francisco, one of America's favorite cities, Sacramento, is not far from the world class ski attractions at Lake Tahoe and the beautiful Napa Valley.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


Position Summary: The Mather Outpatient Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides recovery oriented, veteran centered clinical care for veterans with a variety of medical, surgical, and psychiatric diagnoses in the outpatient clinic setting.

The Mather Outpatient Behavioral Health NP: Is responsible for the triage and temporary medication management of veterans in transition (i.e., medication refills); provides triage, crisis intervention services and facilitates admission to psychiatric inpatient services when needed. Collaborates with veterans, families and interdisciplinary treatment team members in the comprehensive assessment of biopsychosocial treatment needs of veterans; Evaluates and interprets medical data to formulate a plan of care based on the H&P and diagnostic findings; Develops treatment plans with specific goals and interventions unique to each veteran; Facilitates laboratory tests, procedures, non-invasive tests, consultations and medications under the supervision of the program physician; Prescribes medications to include controlled substances based on standardized procedures or protocols and/or physician consultation; Provides individual, group and family psychotherapy.

The NP is responsible for required clinical records, evaluation and monitoring of service delivery and outcome. Participates in nursing and medical center committees and task forces. Participates in patient and family education. Facilitates educational process for students by serving as preceptor. Acts as consultant and resource person to outside agencies in the area of psychiatric nursing care delivery.

Position Requirements:

Minimum of two (2) years of successful clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner in a mental health setting within the past five (5) years, or Certificate as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
Meet the requirements for VA Prescriptive Authority.
Current American Heart Association certification in BLS/CPR.
Able to establish priorities, exhibit both good time management, and excellent interpersonal skills.
May require working extended hours and/or Saturdays

Supervisory Controls: The NP is responsible to the Clinical Manager, Mather Behavioral Health Clinic and the designated Associated Chief of Nursing Service for Mental Health.

Travel Required

Not Required

Relocation Authorized


Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Suzanne Gray
Phone: (916)843-7369



VHA Northern California HCS Sacramento
Department of Veterans Affairs
150 Muir Road

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