Location US-LA-FT. POLK
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Salary Range
    $86,487.00 - $160,928.00 per year plus incentives.
    Recruitment Bonus
    Relocation Assistance
    Student Loan Repayment
  • Overview

    • This position is located at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana.

      Nestled in the heart of West Central Louisiana with rolling hills, long-leaf pines, creeks, bayous and lakes, providing year round beauty, you will find Leesville, the small city nearest Fort Polk. They maintain a "neighborly attitude," creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Also known as the Sportsman's Paradise, surrounded by millions of acres of public land including Kisatchie National Forest. Taking great pride in being the home of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, Leesville and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, top-notch educational facilities, excellent medical facilities, cultural amenities, and a very low cost of living.

      May be required to serve as a medical attendant when accompanying patients in flight to designated medical facilities. On occasion may be required to be in TDY status overnight.

      A recruitment/relocation bonus may be authorized.

      Who May Apply: US Citizens


      This position may have specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis. 


    As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, you will:

    • Provide advanced comprehensive psychiatric nursing care for a variety of behavioral health patients.
    • Perform intake procedures for psychiatric patients.
    • Collaborate with the patient's total treatment team in order to formulate a total treatment plan.
    • Perform psychiatric patient observations in order to identify any significant behavior and reaction patterns.
    • Prescribe medications to psychiatric patients seeking behavioral health services.






    US Citizenship


    Education: Applicants MUST be a graduate of an accredited master's level or doctoral program acceptable to Department of Army that prepares Registered Nurses with additional knowledge and skills to practice as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.


    Registration/Licensure: Applicants MUST maintain a current, active, valid, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in at least one U.S. State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction.


    Certification: The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse will achieve certification by a nationally recognized certifying body appropriate to the specialty area of practice. Certification will be maintained for the duration of the individuals advanced clinical practice.


    Specialized Experience: For GS-13: To qualify, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level. Specialized experience at the next lower grade level is defined as: performing routine and comprehensive physical examinations, reviewing medical histories, evaluating behavior and reaction patterns, and techniques used in the care and treatment of psychiatric patients. The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.


    Personnel security investigation required.


    A medical examination is required.


    Immunization screening is required.


    Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.


    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.


    Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.


    Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.


    Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.


    Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


    One year trial/probationary period may be required.


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