This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until all positions have been filled. RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS)/RELOCATION WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. APPRAISED VALUE OFFER (AVO) IS NOT AUTHORIZED. The incumbent practices as a Licensed Practical Nurse on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit in Mental Health. This is a 12 bed expanding unit specializing in the care of acutely, mentally ill patients. The major diagnoses consist of depression, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and substance abuse. There are provisions available for female veterans. Psychiatrists, residents, nurses, and social workers make up the treatment teams. Care is based on the recovery model. Nursing staff facilitates therapeutic groups on this Unit. As an element of the continuum of care, inpatient mental health services include treatment of mental health and substance abuse use disorder, as well as chronic or non-acute medical conditions that require attention during a patient's hospitalization and can be safely managed in that setting. Special services particular to this unit include: - Crisis intervention (with a quiet seclusion/restraint room) - Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) - Drug/Alcohol education - Therapeutic groups and Group psychotherapy including medication education, health awareness, orientation group, relaxation group, goal group, community meeting, crafts group, current affairs group, substance abuse group, spirituality group and process groups. Work Schedule: Alternating tours to include weekends/evenings and/or adjusted as needed to ensure quality care for Veterans. 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.