A recruitment/relocation incentive is not approved for this position. The Registered Nurse is responsible for duties serving in Mental Health Clinic that is a fast paced and provides care for patients. Each area requires excellent assessment skills and critical thinking ability. Must be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions of patients and communicate effectively with other healthcare providers. Actively removes barriers through active collaboration with Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care Services and Nurse Manager, along with support services. The delivery of care is in accordance with established standards, hospital policies and procedures, and consistent with the plan of other health care providers. This position 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; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Duties include, but aren't limited to: Provides services to patients with acute and/or chronic mental health and medical conditions. This population includes all ages of men and women. Assumes a leadership role and collaborate with other members of the Mental Health Services team in the screening and evaluation of Veterans, as well as serve as liaison and consultant to the inpatient, outpatient, and community agencies involved in the provision of care to the identified Veteran population. Provides leadership to other members of the interdisciplinary treatment teams in ensuring comprehensive planning and services for the population served, including individualized treatment plans. Provides in-office care delivery to identified Veterans and families, including comprehensive assessment and planning of needs. Coordinates and utilizes community resources. Responds to psychiatric crises, including assessment, formulation, and development of follow-up interventions of crisis plans. Demonstrates the application of the nursing process to utilize various strategies that promote and facilitate the Veteran to safely maintain self-efficacy and independence to the greatest extent possible. Safely administers medications. Demonstrates skill/knowledge and ability to perform treatments, procedures and utilize equipment appropriately. Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner, respecting the values and beliefs of members of all cultures. Demonstrates understanding of Veteran rights. Understands and communicates facility performance measures and links individual staff performance to measures Work Schedule: Intermittent Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.