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    Summary

    This position can be filled with a Psychiatric certified Nurse Practitioner or a Physican Assistant and is located at the Dwight D Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Mental Health Clinic located in Leavenworth, KS. This position provides patient care to our Veteran mental health patients.

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    Responsibilities

    This is an Open-Continuous announcement to fill vacancies on the Leavenworth campus. The first cutoff will be on March 14, 2019. Resumes will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be referred on a biweekly basis until all positions are filled.
    Major duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Complete outpatient psychiatric assessments and follow-up care
    • Conducts and documents findings on initial, periodic, episodic, and/or annual health histories and/or MSE's, and/or physical examinations on patients seen in the clinical setting
    • Documents findings and follow-up of all care provided, using the VAEKHCS electronic medical record, dictating notes and summaries as required, and seeking proper countersignature, when indicated
    • Orders and/or intreprets appropriate lab tests, x-rays, EKGs, and other diagnostic studies/procedures as appropriate for diagnosing and/or medication management
    • Detects and evaluates any significant change in patients' medical and/or psychiatric condition, treating as indicated
    • Reviews medications for clinical need, simplification and possible drug-drug interactions and adjusts as indicated
    • Collaborates with the client/family to establish physical, mental, cultural and environmental factors that facilitate or impede realistic goals and activities
    • Provides education and counseling of the patient and the patient's family in preventive care, medical and/or psychiatric conditions and the use of prescribed treatment and drugs
    • Maintains phone contact with patients, families and home care agencies as indicated
    • Maintains updated Problem List and current health status for each patient visit as evidenced by interim progress notes and summaries in patient's medical record
    • Serves as a mentor, consultant and coordinator for nurses and other health care professionals in clinics, hospital units, and home/extended care if such service operates in VAEKHCS and assignment includes this responsibility
    • Coordinates health care services; participates on committees and professional groups
    • Participate in quality assurance programs
    Work Schedule: Primary Monday-Friday day shift, however incumbent may be responsible for providing on-call coverage and coverage on off-tours (including nights, weekends and holidays) based on the needs of the organization. The incumbent may be asked to assist in other sub-specialty areas within the department.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525706000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.