Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve
Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
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.
The Oakland Outpatient Behavioral Health/Addictions Nurse Practitioner (NP) primarily supports the Opioid Treatment Program (Methadone Maintenance) as well as psychiatric services (dual diagnosis, buprenorphine, and general mental health) for veterans with addiction problems. Further, the 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 Oakland Outpatient Behavioral Health/Addictions NP: Collaborates with veterans, families and interdisciplinary treatment team members in the comprehensive assessment of biopsychosocial treatment needs of veterans with addictions; Evaluates and interprets medical data to formulate a plan of care based on the history and physical (H&P) and diagnostic findings; Develops treatment plans with specific goals and interventions unique to each veteran; Facilitates laboratory tests, procedures, noon-invasive tests, consultations, and medications under the supervision of the medical director of the OTP program; Prescribes medications to include controlled substances based on standardized procedures or protocols and/or physician consultation; Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy; Provides crisis intervention services and facilitates admission to psychiatric inpatient services when needed. 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: A current, unrestricted RN licensure from any state or territory of the U.S. A current National certification in any of the following: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. A Master's degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing recognized by the VA (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Hold DEA and DEAx certifications Extensive knowledge of opioid use disorders and pharmacotherapy treatment Demonstrated abilities in establishment of priorities and time management Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse interdisciplinary environment Knowledge of Patient Education (adult learning) principles
Preferred Requirements: Two (2) years of increasingly complex clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner; have evidence of leadership, motivation, and self-direction; have a comprehensive understanding of the assessment and evaluation requirements; be able to utilize databases to acquire clinical information, and work effectively with an interdisciplinary team. Previous Mental Health in the last five (5) years. Meet the requirements for VA Prescriptive Authority. BLS certification through the American Heart Association.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.