The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) Inpatient Mental Health Registered Nurse is a professional nurse who provides leadership and assumes continuous responsibility for the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance and evaluation of the mental health patient. This includes the assessment, planning, evaluation and documentation of psychiatric interventions. Duties include but are not limited to: *Provides leadership in the application of the nursing process to client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at the program or unit level. *Provides leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues that could impact the patient and staff, to include initiating and participating in ethical consultations, *Manages program resources (financial, human, material or informational) to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care. *Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating the delivery of safe patient care. *Provides care, as needed, respecting patient's personal values, cultural and belief system. *Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, including electronic, print, and conversations. *Supports the facility's EEO/affirmative action programs by executing assigned duties and responsibilities in a professional manner. *Guides others in the recognition of and participates in the resolution of ethical issues. *Advocates fiscal responsibility through monitoring utilization of resources to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care. *Demonstrates leadership by sharing knowledge with colleagues or students to enhance professional growth, development and practice. *Initiates/actively participates in interdisciplinary opportunities to improve patient care at the program level. *Stays current with VA goals, objectives and initiatives. Work Schedule: Varies, need to accept all schedules Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.