The Togus VA Medical Center is recruiting for a highly qualified RN to join our Inpatient Mental Health team. The Mental Health Inpatient Nurse executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. The incumbent reports to the Nurse Manager of the assigned area. General Major Duties and Responsibilities: Collects patient health data and identifies outcomes individualized to the patient. Works with the multidisciplinary team to develop and implement a plan of care that is negotiated among the patient, nurse, family and health care team. Provides, structures, and maintains a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other healthcare clinicians. Possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to effectively implement all components of the nursing process, including evaluation of effectiveness of medications and/or treatment regimens. Structures interventions around the patient's activities of daily living to foster self-care and mental and physical well-being. The incumbent, through health teaching, assists patients in achieving satisfying, productive, and healthy patterns of living. Conduct assessments per nursing service protocol, such as: Braden Scale, Pain Assessment and Reassessment, Admission/Daily Assessment, Morse Fall Risk Scale, Care Plans, and Mental Health specific assessments. Complete mandatory and annual competencies for equipment and procedures, adheres to unit-based protocols, and maintains a current BLS certification. Participates in in-services, performance improvement activities and customer services programs at unit and service line levels. Work Schedule: Night Shift, with rotating weekends and holidays. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: $15,000 Incentive is authorized for this position with 3 year commitment is required. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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