Kamis, 30 Maret 2017

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric - Mental Health) VETERANS AFFAIRS, VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

OPENED : 23 February 2017
CLOSES : 22 February 2018

Salary Range
Work Schedule
Who May Apply
$59,246.00 to $109,781.00 / Per Year
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
United States Citizens
Fort Meade, SD
LaTonya C. Parker
Phone: (605)720-6891
TDD: (605) 720-7090
VHA Black Hills HCS
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade


The Nurse Practitioner/ doctor Assistant will provide care in the regular outpatient Mental Health sanatorium at the Fort Meade campus. a few telepsychiatry to outlying neighborhood based mostly Outpatient Clinics may additionally be required. amenities offered will come with psychiatric reviews, drugs control, vital intervention, and group or individual psychotherapy commensurate with schooling and adventure. Care is supplied in the context of a multidisciplinary group of workers adding nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, social employees, and robotically professional counselors. a few cross-coverage for the inpatient psychiatric unit may be required when the usual inpatient NP/PA is on leave.

Work agenda: excursion of obligation will commonly be 07:30 to 16:00, Monday through Friday, with a few variation feasible to accommodate Veterans needing in advance or later appointments.

Location: Mental Health provider Line, VA Black Hills Health Care gadget, Fort Meade, SD.

Job Requirements
  1. Must pass pre-employment examination
  2. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  3. Background and/or Security Investigation required
  4. Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  5. Selective Service Registration is required fo males born after 12/31/1959

Basic Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Physician Assistant Qualifications:  
  • A bachelor's degree from: a)  a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or b) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor's degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or c) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as an independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technical.  The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years. 
  • Must have an unrestricted certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA), which is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of March 12, 1993.
Reference:  VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-8 Physician Assistant Qualification Standard.  This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Nurse Practitioner Qualifications:
  • Must have current, full, active, and unrestricted  registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia and must be licensed or otherwise recognized as a Nurse Practitioner in a State.  (NOTE: This position requires the incumbent to work as a licensed independent practitioner.  Applicant must possess a license from a State granting independent practice or, if selected, must be willing to obtain a license from a State granting independent practice upon hire.)
  • Must be a graduate of a school of professional nursing program approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant. 1) The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC),  2) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN).  The CCNE accredits bachelors and masters degree programs.  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.  The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualified 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)
  •  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 ACEN 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.

NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.


Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.  Position requires moderate to heavy lifting and carrying, pushing, walking and standing for extended periods, ability for simultaneous rapid and mental and muscular coordination, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4 (one eye, glasses permitted), ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability; hearing aid permitted. Incumbents may experience exposure to blood and body fluids.

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