This position is located on an inpatient behavioral health unit at a teaching hospital. The inpatient behavioral health section cares for veterans undergoing treatment for various mental health conditions. Duties include, but aren't limited to: Using skills and knowledge to care for patients requiring difficult nursing procedures. Cares for adult psychiatric medical and geriatric patients and has a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. Functions relatively independently with occasional supervision of the professional nurse or MD/DO and recognizes when completion of more complex practices or procedures may require closer higher-level review and supervision. Functions as preceptor to new LPNs or Nursing Assistants (NAs). Administers medications via all routes in the Inpatient Behavioral Healthcare setting, monitors patients' response to medication and treatments, reports changes and documents effectiveness. Participates in providing or reinforcing patient education to both patient and their family in relation to disease process, medications and treatments, procedures, equipment and devices or any education deemed necessary and documents the effectiveness of the education. Assists patients in activities of daily living towards the attainment of rehabilitative/ restorative goals. Performs escort and sitter duties based upon the care needs of the veteran. Knowledge of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME). Tracking inventory of reusable instruments, equipment, medical devices, and supplies. Work Schedule: Day Tour of 7:30am-4:00pm and evening tour of 3:30pm-12:00pm. Weekends, holidays and evenings required. 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.