This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent works in the Outpatient Section of Mental Health Services at WJBD VAMC, Columbia, South Carolina or associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The incumbent executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The incumbent executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient care. The Nurse III is responsible for medication management of MHICM and Outpatient Mental Health patients with DSM 5 diagnoses and the documented outcomes at the program/service levels of Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) and Mental Health Outpatient Program (MHOP) programs. He/she will assume Clinical Lead for treatment planning conferences in the MHICM program. His/her duties are to be actively involved in Treatment Team planning, medication reviews, consult management, walk ins, and referrals when appropriate plus 1 or 2 outreach activities in rural demographic areas of community-based outpatient clinics. An advanced practice registered nurse (PMHNP) has prescriptive authority and provides care for an identified patient panel in collaboration with a physician. The PMHNP provides recovery-oriented care for Veterans utilizing their clinical expertise in individualized patient centered treatment planning, functional assessments, education, research and consultation. The PMHNP implements evidenced based education or therapies when deemed appropriate and maintains a, supportive, mutually respectful therapeutic alliances and is an advocate for the Veteran. The PMHNP is assigned a panel of patients that may be assigned to general mental health clinic or program specific such as MHICM and PRRC when deemed necessary. The incumbent is responsible for implementing outcomes measurement for Mental Health Services and ensuring compliance with Medical Center By-Laws. The incumbent may contribute to the educational development for employees. The incumbent will meet performance measures as assigned. Assists in providing and ensuring clinical care is provided during periods of staff absences and/or makes arrangements for coverage to provide complex patient care. The incumbent will demonstrate excellent practice based on the nursing process and evidence-based research. S/he will pay close attention to systems issues that require intervention, and quality and performance measures. S/he will demonstrate excellent nursing practice, leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.