The Atlanta Veteran's Healthcare Administration is recruiting for three (3) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in Mental Health Nursing Service located at the Pike County CBOC located at 9475 US-19, Zebulon, GA 30295. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for serving as a Mental Health provider in the General Mental Health Clinics, and will provide evaluation and clinical management for Veterans enrolled in general mental health care centrally and at the CBOC's. (S)he will be a member of a Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) team and will work collaboratively with other mental health professionals on the team. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be expected to provide evaluation and treatment for common diagnoses to include, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression and other mood disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, other Serious Mental Illnesses, mental disorders related to Traumatic Brain Injuries and Dementia. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be expected to prescribe appropriate psychotropic medications when clinically indicated, as well as to assess risk factors and to develop a treatment plan, involving the Veteran and the family/significant other. The Nurse Practitioner will be expected to cooperate with, and participate in, medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, and other performance improvement activities. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, day tour with possible evening and/or weekend hours. Compressed tour may be available. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.