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    The Outpatient Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (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.

    Based on availability of funding the applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an educational loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.

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    The Outpatient Behavioral Health NP: Is responsible for the triage and temporary medication management of Veterans in transition (i.e., medication refills); provides triage, crisis intervention services and facilitates admission to psychiatric inpatient services when needed. Collaborates with Veterans, families and interdisciplinary treatment team members in the comprehensive assessment of biopsychosocial treatment needs of Veterans. Evaluates and interprets medical data to formulate a plan of care based on the H&P and diagnostic findings. Develops treatment plans with specific goals and interventions unique to each Veteran. Facilitates laboratory tests, procedures, non-invasive tests, consultations and medications under the supervision of the program physician/psychiatrist. Prescribes medications to include controlled substances based on standardized procedures or protocols and/or physician consultation. Prescribes buprenorphine with current training and waiver. Provides ongoing medication management, individual, group and family psychotherapy.

    The NP is responsible for required clinical records, evaluation & 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.

    • Independently obtains medical histories and conducts medication evaluations and psychosocial assessments; diagnose and establishes and enacts treatment plans
    • Make arrangements for further care if appropriate (e.g., by entering consults), ordering and interpreting lab and diagnostic tests, prescribing medication, & serving as a consultant to other providers
    • Prescribes & provides ongoing medication management of Veterans with different levels of psychological functioning and levels of severity and acuity related to their psychiatric conditions (e.g., PTSD, major depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, etc.)
    • Provide management of Veterans with chronic suicidal &/or homicidality; conduct risk assessment and develop safety plan
    • Provide services by collecting data required for diagnosis & performing procedures & services
    • Obtains & evaluates medical histories, performs therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, and orders laboratory studies and other special examinations
    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0800-1630

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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