Behavioral Health Program Manager - Advanced Practice Nurse
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Internal Number: 654462000
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Behavioral Health Service has four Community Based Outpatient Clinics & the main campus (MS, AL & FL). The Eglin/PCB VAMC Outpatient Mental Health Clinic meets patients' emotional, psychological, behavioral, interpersonal & social needs. The Program Manager assists in multispecialty behavioral health clinic & service oversight - including general mental health, PCMHI, neuropsychology, pain management, tele-mental health, PTSD, MST & Substance use. 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. 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. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. Nurse V - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN (or a Bachelor's degree in a related field) and approximately 5-6 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree (preferred) in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience. 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. 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 and carrying, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception and Hearing (aid permitted) For more information see VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ["The purpose of the NP is to provide advanced nursing care across the continuum of health care services to meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of patients with acute, and/or chronic health conditions. The Nurse Practitioner that has education and training to qualify the applicant to independently perform comprehensive health assessments; order and interpret the full spectrum of diagnostic tests and procedures; use a differential diagnosis to reach a medical diagnosis; and order, provide and evaluate the outcomes of interventions. Major duties include but are not limited to: Engaging in short and long-term strategic planning to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to the Veterans we serve Overseeing and adjusting the deployment of clinical, administrative, and fiscal resources in support of the telemental health team needs Developing and implementing policies and procedures to meet program goals, and accreditation requirements while also being consistent with Medical Center, network, and VHA policies Utilizing telemental health team data to monitor outcomes and develop strategies for continuous quality improvement Develop and coordinates services offered to Veterans and their families enrolled in the telemental health program. Services include assessment, medication management, crisis intervention, educational, individual, family, and group treatment, case management and measurement-based care; Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Discloser Report: Not required"]
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.