The RN is responsible for the delivery of fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned mental health patients while developing technical competencies. They understand professional practice standards and principles and applies these concepts into mental health practice. They possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary mental health practice setting. - The RN uses clinical knowledge to effectively implement mental health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness, and assist mental health patients achieve optimal levels of functioning - The RN must complete mandatory and annual competencies for equipment and procedures, adhere to unit-based protocols, maintain a current BLS certification, and work collaboratively with other disciplines in the Medical Center. - The RN will participate in in-services and performance improvement activities and customer services programs at unit and service line levels. - Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient care. - Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care based on age-specific components. - Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences - Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines - Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. - Core elements of performance include knowledge of unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Work Schedule: Monday- Sunday, Varied Shifts with Weekend and Overnight Rotations. 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.