How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? https://www.va.gov/nursing/docs/Nurse20Reasons_508.pdf The Acute Inpatient Mental Health unit is a 17-bed inpatient unit that provides holistic and patient-centered care to the veteran population based on the Recovery Model. VAEKHCS utilizes the Recovery Model and provides recovery-oriented care that encompasses staff and patient engagement in treatment planning and the facilitation of group psychoeducation. Patients experiencing an acute episode of mental health illness, PTSD, and/or substance-use disorder are admitted for treatment. This unit utilizes 24-hour camera surveillance promoting a safe environment for Veterans and staff. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, a demonstrated interest in best-practice and delivering evidenced-based care, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. In addition, the nurse delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to adult and geriatric patients while developing technical competence in accordance with the Kansas Nurse Practice Act, Medical Center, and VAHQ standards of practice. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients under the guidance and direction of the Unit/ Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: 1 Day shift position 0730-2000, 12-hour shifts with (1) 8-hr shift during pay period, rotating tour, weekends and holidays; 1 Night shift postion 1945-0745; 12-hour shifts with (1) 8-hr shift during pay period, rotating tour, weekends and holidays
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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.
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