The Nurse will be part of a interdisciplinary team that leads, directs & evaluates care activities for the 24-hour operation of a 8-bed (scalable to 12-bed) acute care Joint Inpatient Mental Health Unit serving a population of over 60,000 Veteran & Department of Defense (DOD) beneficiaries from the local area & worldwide. Provides nursing care to individuals with mental health problems utilizing a broad theoretical foundation. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Executes medical orders, performs prescribed treatments, administers medications, and assists in accurate maintenance of patient records. Promotes and provides growth of self and others by conducting continuing education for professional and paraprofessional personnel. Acts as patient advocate, coordinates patient care with all members of the interdisciplinary team; addresses special needs or concerns; ensures age appropriate care is provided for patient population ranging from young adult to geriatric. Administer medications per physician's orders. Performs additional duties (Crash Cart monitor, Infection Control monitor, etc.) as needed. Provides psychotherapy to individuals, family and groups. Provides a safe & therapeutic environment for patients, visitors, & staff. Work Schedule: Intermittent (on-call), variable shifts. The Nursing Unit provides patient care 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Variable shifts will be available during specified hours of operation. 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.