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Nurse Registered Nurse (rn) Mental Health Job in TOMAH, WI

Nurse Registered Nurse (rn) Mental Health Job in TOMAH, WI

Vacancy No. TM-10129533-18-AZ Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $56,006.00 to $103,854.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/5/2018 Close Date 3/19/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    02/05/2018 to 03/19/2018

  • Salary

    $56,006 to $103,854 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

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Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    VAMC Tomah (http://www.tomah.va.gov/) has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to veterans living in a Western/Central area of Wisconsin.

    In addition to our main facility in Tomah, we offer services in four community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in La Crosse, Clark County, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. VAMC Tomah is one of eight facilities that comprise Veterans Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN12) which is administratively headquartered at Westchester, IL, and includes facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

    The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").


    Position is open until filled, applications will be referred as they are received. Position may be filled before the closing date. A recruitment/relocation incentive is not authorized.

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    The Registered Nurse (Psychiatric/Mental Health) at the Tomah VA Healthcare System is located within three areas: acute psychiatry, mental health residential treatment programs, and long term mental health care. The mental health registered nurse will provide comprehensive care to Veterans utilizing specialized nursing skills and knowledge in a relatively independent fashion in areas of nursing research, consultation, patient and family education, outreach, follow-up, intake, program coordination and evaluation, and other activities appropriate to case management.

    The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    - Assume delegated responsibility for the care of clients at the Domiciliary or other program to which assigned.
    - Assume delegated responsibility to oversee health technicians and/or licensed practical nurses.
    - Support policies and procedures of the MHRRTP, Mental Health Services (MHS), Patient Care Services (PCS), and the Tomah VAMC.
    - Maintain responsibility for quality patient care; demonstrate willingness to support change for improvement of patient care and unit operation.
    - Provide skilled nursing care and give guidance to clients in the management of their physical and psychosocial needs.
    - Provide a safe, therapeutic environment that protects patient rights.
    - Perform clinical assessment and treatment procedures identified in the Annual Health Maintenance Review and clinical reminders posted in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), and other assessment and treatment procedures (e.g. immunizations, injections, PPDs).
    - Assess client's health status by gathering information and identify client's actual and potential problems; maintain ongoing assessment of client's status based on information gathered by interviewing and observation.
    - Develop a therapeutic relationship with assigned clients to coordinate psychosocial treatment with standardized physical nursing care and guidance.
    - Develop care plans using assessment data that integrates medical and nursing therapies including input from client's family and other health care team members.
    - Collaborate with other health care team members in delivery of health care services per established standards and patient care principles.
    - Involve client's family and other health care team members in discharge planning.
    - Organize and conduct, as appropriate, various treatment modalities such as individual and group counseling, milieu therapy, etc.
    - Evaluate response of client to plan of care and nursing interventions and revise patient care to meet changing needs.
    - Monitor client behavior to intervene when appropriate; monitor clients for critical changes and initiates appropriate emergency procedures.
    - Demonstrate competency in performance of technical skills.
    - Maintain a safe environment for clients and strive to meet their maximum security and comfort needs.
    - Provide effective management of crisis in disturbed clients in emergency situations.
    - Monitor client behavior to intervene when appropriate.
    - Incorporate results on quality assurance programs in daily patient care activities.
    - Promote, participate and evaluate patient/family health education.
    - Contribute to the learning experiences of students.
    - Participate in education and direction of nursing personnel.
    - Educate clients in a variety of prevention, health promotion and maintenance interventions.
    - Assist medical providers and pharmacist with evaluating medication compliance and knowledge of the clients' prescribed medications.
    - Conduct other group therapy and/or education sessions as assigned.
    - Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in assessment, planning, providing, and evaluating care for MHRRTP clients.
    - Establish the clinical record and overall treatment plan and for case management of assigned residents in the program.

    Work Schedule: All days and shifts available and will vary to meet the needs of the neighborhood and service. Compressed Tour, Twelve (12) hour shifts days or nights, Eight (8) hour shifts nights, days, or evenings. Please indicate on your application materials the shift(s) you are applying for.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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