The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health) to be a member of the Flint Community Based Outpatient Clinic.Learn more about this agency
NURSE PRACTITIONER (MENTAL HEALTH)The Nurse Practitioner (NP), functions as an integral member of the Flint Community Based Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health services to patients seen in this Clinic (part of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.) The NP works collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment to assess, plan treatment, and implement the care of patients with acute and chronic mental health conditions. The NP will also collaborate with primary care and specialty medical care providers to help manage patients and make referrals to subspecialty MH clinics when appropriate.
Primary responsibility of this position is direct patient care (face to face as well as Clinical Video Conferencing) with focus on diagnostic assessment, comprehensive treatment planning, psychopharmacology as well as in session therapy techniques such as motivational interviewing and supportive therapy. Other duties of this position include: opportunities for patient, families and staff education; participation in nursing and psychiatry program evaluation/collaborative research projects etc. Other duties as assigned including but not limited to providing back-up clinical coverage within the Clinic and in other settings such as the Hospital or Community Based Services and administering injections as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to work in a highly interdisciplinary team with access to 1) expert therapists, medication providers, clinical pharmacist trained in all the major evidence based treatments, 2) social workers responsible for helping with case management and crisis management, as well as 3) multiple medical support assistants in charge of scheduling and administrative support. The ideal candidate will have a specific interest and experience in psychopharmacology and demonstrate commitment to strengthen this skillset through continuing education. The ideal candidate will be committed to the service of veterans, be responsible, self-directed, show leadership and initiative, and be an active participant in developing approaches to complex patient care assessment and management.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. dependent on supervisor discretion. May include evening hours and weekends based on clinical need.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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