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    The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) provides comprehensive inpatient medical evaluation and follow-up care to Veteran patients admitted to the Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.

    This is an open-continuous announcement. Applicants will be reviewed every two weeks until the positions have been filled.

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    The Inpatient Acute Psychiatric Unit is a voluntary 12-bed ward, with an average length-of-stay of approximately one week. The ward is an active and effective treatment milieu with high staff morale and excellent patient satisfaction scores. The ward provides an extensive group and activity program, and is committed to the recovery model of care. This is an excellent opportunity for the nurse practitioner who enjoys teamwork, clinical variety, and who is skilled in providing acute psychiatric services.

    The Nurse Practitioner will work in collaboration with the attending Psychiatrists to provide direct patient care, including admissions, prescribing appropriate medications and other therapies, obtaining relevant consults from other services in the hospital, developing treatment plans in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, and participating in discharge planning.

    In addition to the core inpatient duties, the inpatient Nurse Practitioner may provide consultation regarding potential admissions from our Urgent Care Center {most of our admissions come to us by this route), and may provide consultation on the medical/surgical wards as requested (average 2-3 per week). In the Urgent Care Center (UCC) there is a Psychiatric Nurse who is the first contact for Veterans presenting with psychiatric problems, and who gathers clinical information, works with UCC staff on appropriate disposition, and recommends psychiatric consultation when necessary.

    The ability to provide support for medication assisted treatment, including buprenorphine, is required of all psychiatric prescribers at the facility. DEA waiver for buprenorphine prescribing can be obtained prior to or after hire.

    The Nurse Practitioner's duties may include other clinical work and participation on facility committees, tasks groups or special projects groups.

    Work Schedule: Full-Time, four days per week plus one weekend day
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517269800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.