The Registered Nurse (RN) - Inpatient Mental Health is assigned to the Inpatient Mental Health Unit and will be directly accountable to the Nurse Manager on the Inpatient Mental Health Unit. He/She will provide direct patient care to a diversity of acute care psychiatric patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) Inpatient Mental Health uses the Recovery Model to provide recovery-oriented care that is patient centered. The Registered Nurse (RN) - Inpatient Mental Health: Maintains responsibility for providing medication administration and multifaceted assessments. Evaluates and modifies nursing care. Delivers patient education. Provides facilitation of patient educational groups. Conducts suicide risk assessments. Completes safety plans. Offers complex therapeutic nursing care. Performs duties within the parameters of approved protocols and departmental policies and procedures. Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. Considers age-related differences of the various populations served. Maintains responsibility to independently plan, organize, coordinate work, solve problems; adhering to established protocols and policies. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Pay Schedule: NF96 Work Schedule: DTOD, Rotating Days 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.