The RN assigned to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Acute Psychiatry Unit Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP) is primarily responsible and accountable for providing practical nursing care to patients with physical and/or behavioral problems RN Pay Scale NT 51 The RN assigned to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Acute Psychiatry Unit Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP) is primarily responsible and accountable for providing practical nursing care to patients with physical and/or behavioral problems The specific patient population to whom direct care is provided includes adults with a variety of different conditions. The incumbent must also be able to direct non professional staff's lifting, moving, and/or transferring of patients, and use equipment to provide patient care which usually involves lifting and/or pushing the equipment. The RN is responsible for the storage, proper cleaning techniques, and use of reusable medical equipment (RME). He/She is responsible for carrying out proper procedures for caring for patients in an isolation environment by following proper infection control procedures. Communicates regularly with nurse managers, physicians, nursing supervisors, charge nurses, transfer coordinators, allied healthcare staff, healthcare technicians, Pharmacy, and the business office. The RN's role will include, but is not limited to the following duties: Establishing nursing diagnoses. Providing health education and procedural teaching to patients and significant others. Administering and evaluating pharmacological and other therapeutic treatment regimens. Administering medicine Establishing priorities and making ethically-sound decisions to ensure safe patient care. Assisting the physicians during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to promote optimal patient outcomes by team collaboration. Responding to emergency situations to promote optimal patient outcomes by recognizing changes in patients' health status. Performing diagnostic studies within the scope of nursing practice as ordered by the physician. Documenting patient data to ensure continuity in the provision and coordination of patient care. Collaborating with other health care professionals. Communicating with veterans ad family members regarding veteran's care. May be responsible for charge nurse duties Managing follow-up care. Acting as resource to others. Participating in continuing educational achieving/maintaining certification. Possess knowledge of unit level monitors and quality improvement findings. Additional duties as assigned Preferred Experience: Mental Health Nursing Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Work Schedule: Based on needs of the service Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN9HREDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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.