The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is seeking a Registered Nurse to be a member of the Acute Inpatient Mental Health, Patient Care Service Team. Please note that certificates may be issued to hiring official(s) upon request and selection(s) may be made prior to the closing date of the announcement. The Acute Inpatient Mental Health (AIMH) is an 18-bed entity that provides Holistic care to the veteran population. VAAAHS utilizes the Recovery Model and provides recovery oriented care that encompasses staff and patient engagement in treatment planning. Patients experiencing an acute episode of mental health illness, PTSD, and/or substance-use disorder are admitted for treatment. This unit utilizes 24-hour camera surveillance promoting a safe environment. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. As an RN assigned to the Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit, the nurse is primarily responsible for applying the nursing process to the care of veteran patients admitted to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. This includes, but is not limited to; assuring that appropriate documentation reflects assessment of patient needs, interdisciplinary treatment plans, clinical interventions, and evaluation of patients' responses to treatments. In addition, the nurse delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to adult and geriatric patients while developing technical competence in accordance with the Michigan Nurse Practice Act, Medical Center, and VAHQ standards of practice. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the guidance and direction of the Unit/ Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts ( 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) Rotating Weekends and Holidays 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.