The Registered Nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being. Mental Health staff nurses typically provide care to patients with complex, acute or chronic psychiatric conditions, patients with cognitive impairments and/or patients in acute withdrawal from substance abuse .He/she is knowledgeable about the commitment process and all other legal issues surrounding care of the committed patient including elopement and the various levels of ground searches. The Mental Health staff nurse is able to assess for the presence of suicidal and homicidal ideation and provide the appropriate level of observation. The Mental Health staff nurse utilizes the nursing process when assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting nursing care provided. Performs basic physical, psychological and social assessments. Demonstrates a beginning ability to identify and prioritize care needs. Documents outcomes related to identified patient needs. Evaluates the patient's response to nursing interventions revising the care plan with assistance as necessary. Implements the plan of care. Demonstrates accountability for management of patient assignment. Demonstrates knowledge and/or required safety skills in area of assignment, to include: emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, fire plan, equipment failure emergency plan and utility outage response procedures. Documents nursing process including patient/family/significant other education and discharge planning in an accurate and timely manner (per policy).Administers and documents medications and treatments according to policy (as assigned). Implements nursing and physician orders in a timely and accurate manner. Provides safe care and conserves resources effectively. Conforms to professional standards of practice and complies with patient care standards. Work Schedule: Available Openings 1 Vacancies 39-2 Gero 1900-0730 (12 hour tours, overnights) 2 Vacancies 39-1 West 1900-0730 (12 hour tours, overnights) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.