The RN manages and directs nursing care activities of male and female Veterans with a variety of mental health disorders, including, but not limited to: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and detoxification, psychotic disorders, cognitive disorders, brain injury, mild dementia, personality disorders, suicidal/homicidal ideation, along with co-existing medical conditions. They will also provide cross-coverage on the Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Program (SARTP). The staff nurse on IPU is responsible for maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment on the unit and is directly accountable to the nurse manager. Work effectively as a team member and to establish effective communication with patient, families, visitors, and members of the interdisciplinary team. Lead psycho-educational and other therapeutic groups. Identify need for special precautions and manage disruptive behaviors. Document all aspects of care accurately in computerized patient record. Manage nursing care activities in a timely manner. Serve in the charge nurse role when fully oriented to unit. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays. 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.