The Nurse (Acute Psychiatric Unit) is assigned to the Patient Care Service at the Roseburg VA Medical Center in Roseburg, OR. Mental Health provides a wide array of services, including acute inpatient, residential, ambulatory care programs, addictions treatment, emergency/urgent care, and vocational rehabilitation services. Mental Health provides care that is patient-focused, culturally sensitive to promote recovery, services are provided in collaboration with other Service Lines and with the desires of Veterans and their families. These services are organized in a continuum from inpatient to outpatient care with the mission of providing an appropriate level of support and treatment to assist Veterans in recovery from mental health and addictive disorders and to maximize their overall level of function and satisfaction with life. The most common diagnoses encountered in Mental Health range from multitude of psychological illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, major depression and other depressive disorders, substance abuse and addiction. The (Acute Psychiatric Unit) is responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct Veteran/resident care. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care based on age-specific components. Assumes responsibility for the coordination of care focused on Veteran/resident transition through the continuum of care, Veteran/resident and family education, Veteran/resident self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives and customer service programs. Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts; 0600-1830, 1800-0630. 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.