Applicants from this announcement could be pulled at any time to refer to the services- Names will be submitted as vacancies come available. The Mental Health APRN functions directly to support the activities of the southern Mental Health Community Based Outpatient Clinics (Colorado Springs, Pueblo) and is responsible for the planning, integrating, implementing, modifying and evaluating the effectiveness of the Veteran's care as it relates to their mental health wellbeing. The Advance Practice Nurse/Advance Practice Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner exercises independent judgment in the practice and provision of psychiatric services (clinical care, consultation, and education). S/he consults with peers; his/her first line supervisor, Psychiatry Section Chief; and the Chief of Mental Health Service, as needed. This is a 100% clinical position which includes the following duties: Provides a range of psychiatric services. Diagnoses mental disorders. Provides comprehensive interventions Provides consultation to professional staff within the other specialty programs in the Mental Health Service. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the RMRMC Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Provides outreach services to veterans and family members Assists the program director or coordinator in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers when called upon to do so and with an attendant reduction in caseload (where applicable). Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team. Assist the program director or coordinator in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Director (or designee) and facility Director. Attends regular Team staff meetings, Mental Health Staff meetings, and complies with Service peer review procedures. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday- Adhoc telework may be available to highly qualified applicants Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.