Registered Nurse (APRN/Psychiatric)

OverviewAbout the LocationFort Leonard Wood is located in the stunning Ozarks, 2 hours southwest of St. Louis, MO, providing a Midwest lifestyle that is family oriented with access to the mall, sports, numerous colleges, and the arts.
Missouri's variety is a perfect fit, with festivals that pull in people from across the Midwest, entertainment that brings travelers from across the country and one road that draws visitors from around the globe.
Enjoy the bustle, bright lights and endless attractions of our big cities, from museums to nightlife and fine dining to shopping.
Slow down and relax in our quaint small towns, rich in history and charm. Explore history that runs from the American Indian tribes who gave the Show-Me State its name.
Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of our wild places, crystal clear streams, the nation's first National Scenic Riverway and fabulous lakes that provide family fun ranging from boating to sailing to fishing and swimming.
The lower cost of living drives your income another 20%, making this one of the "best kept secrets" in the Midwest.
Benefits include a comprehensive health and life insurance, generous retirement programs, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time, paid employment related training and education, bonuses, incentive, and awards as appropriate for the job
Very competitive salaries, and annual pay increases and locality pay adjustments.
This is a great opportunity offering the stability of Civilian employment with the Federal Government
Features a newly developed compensation plan that is highly competitive with the private sector.
Any US state license works!
A great quality of life position.
Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. ? 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.
Performs duties as a an Advance Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist w/ Prescriptive Authority or eligible for Prescriptive Authority) and consultant in collaboration with Psychiatry with emphasis on problems of all levels of complexity and must come to the position with knowledge and experience (ideally working with the military population) providing treatment services in any capacity including, but not limited to, Tele-Behavioral Health Services, intensive outpatient services, routine outpatient services, consultation liaison services and must be well- versed to transition to any area as required. Provide continuing follow-up care for chronic inpatients and outpatients with acute disorders and complications of these disorders, such as psychosis, organic brain syndrome, substance abuse/addictions, etc. Provide psychiatric care for walk-in patients presenting with acute illnesses of minor and major proportions. Expected to exercise initiative and sound judgment in establishing evaluation techniques, developing treatment plans and rehabilitation plans.
US Citizen
A. Education: Masters Degree or Post-Masters Certificate from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
B. Registration: Applicants must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, DC, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the US and ANCC Certification as a Psychiatric/Mental Health NP or CNS.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicant must possess one year of specialized experience which equipped the applicant with knowledge of a wide range of mental health nursing concepts to include emergency psychiatric nursing assessments for safety and level of care screenings, IAW Standards of Nursing Practice and Advance Practice Nursing, Expert knowledge of Nursing and Advance Practice Nursing and the ability to focus this knowledge on the provision of Tele-Behavioral Health Care. Expert knowledge regarding the use of psychotropic medications. Must be able to prescribe Psychotropic medications. Expert knowledge with managed care practices and procedures that assist in analyzing the full scope of problems associated with providing appropriate cost effective psychiatric care to DoD beneficiaries. Expert knowledge of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as it relates to military deployments (pre, during and post.) Expert knowledge of mental health issues in a pre and post combat setting. Specific knowledge of military Command Directed Evaluation.

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