Behavioral Health – Fort Belvoir, VA

The Psychiatric/Family Nurse Practitioner will provide Behavioral Health Services at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/DeWitt Healthcare Network, Fort Belvoir, VA as needed to meet its mission. While specific tasks are outlined as listed below, responsibilities include but are not necessarily inclusive of tasks in which the HCW shall provide. All services shall be performed in accordance with established principles, practices, and ethics of the medical, and specialty professions/organizations. The standards of performance shall reflect the degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent Advanced Practice Nurse.

Required Qualification:

  • Education: Graduate of an Associate, Diploma, or Baccalaureate degree from an accredited school of nursing (National League of Nursing), a Master’s Degree in Family Medicine or Psychiatric Nurse, and a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Is also board eligible or certified by the ANCC or other recognized certifying body. A copy of the college and Master’s transcript or Diploma will be submitted.
  • Licensure/Registration: Possess and maintain a current, active, valid, unrestricted license as Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced practice nurse with Prescriptive Authority in at least one U.S. state, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory or jurisdiction. All licenses shall be unencumbered and remain in effect during employment.
  • Certification: Psychiatric/Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in Adult Psychiatry or Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse. If certification is required, it must be kept current according to the guidelines of the certifying organization.
  • Experience: Minimum two year of experience in the past three years caring for mental health patients within the psychiatric or family practice arena.
  • Basic Life Support Training: All contract service providers must possess and maintain current course completion documentation for basic life support (BLS) through an American Heart Association sponsored training. BLS shall be renewed every two years.
  • Other Qualifications: Pass the NLN Psychiatric Medication Test with a minimum score of 80%. Possess the knowledge, actions, dosages of the most common only used psychotropic medications. Must have been trained in assessment/evaluation and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


  • Provides Psychiatric/Family Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing. Advocates for patients by assisting in coordinating continuing care for those with acute and chronic psychiatric problems.
  • Participates as a member of the Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and Psychiatry Service within the context of a multidisciplinary team collaborating care with team.
  • Collaborates with families, case managers, discharge planning and multidisciplinary team to
    ensure appropriate utilization of healthcare resources.
  • Performs direct patient care to include:
    • Conducts psychiatric evaluation.
    • RN will prescribe psychotropics
    • Performs psychiatric-assessments to determine the appropriate diagnostic impression according to current guidance
    • Determines appropriate patient disposition (admission or outpatient care)
    • Educates patients and family members and significant others about the illness/condition, medication, and available resources
    • Administers and prescribes medications
    • Facilitates groups
    • Provides patient counseling
  • Assists psychiatrists with medication refill process.
  • The contract service provider will or arrange for appropriate, timely follow-up for patients care.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: Quality Improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, Commander’s staff meetings, Directorate and Department meetings and other required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance or as directed by the Director for Behavioral Health or his/her designated representative.
  • Performs tasks related to the Graduate Education Program (GE) to include teaching and supervisory clinical caseload of interns, residents and fellows and other duties as required by the Graduate Education Program.

Staffing and Scheduling:
The health care provider shall be required to work 80 hours within two week period. The normal hours of work are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 am to 7:00 pm (excluding federal holidays). Duty on weekends and outside normal clinic hours may be required based on mission requirements. In the event the health care provider is required to work beyond the normal duty day, the duty hours will be adjusted within the subsequent five days of performance by mutual agreement between the contractor and the COR. The exact hours of duty will be scheduled by the clinic chief or his/her designated representative. Overtime is not authorized. By signing this form, I acknowledge receipt and understanding of required qualifications and responsibilities related to the opportunity with Central Care Inc. (CCI) in which I have applied for employment.