The Tuscaloosa VA is hiring for many Registered Nurses to work in either Mental Health or Geriatrics & Extended Care Service. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. First applicant list will be sent to hiring manager on February 12, 2021. Subsequent applicant lists will be sent upon hiring manager request. Mental Health provides nursing care within Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Treatment to meet acute and residential care needs. Geriatrics & Extended Care provides skilled nursing care, and supportive personal care including the Restorative Care Program, Hospice Care, inpatient rehabilitation care in an inter-professional environment to include social, diversion, recreational, and spiritual care in a culturally transformed and patient centered environment. Specialty provides clinical nursing services through clinical nursing services through assessment of walk-in patients in an outpatient ambulatory clinic, preventative treatment, and consultation in the treatment of patients in various specialty areas. Duties below are listed but not limited to: Assess, plan, implement, supervise, teach, evaluate and document patient care. Serves as an integral member of the treatment team and is responsible for helping to produce a therapeutic Mental Health. Cultural Transformation environment and plan of care to promote optimal health status. Demonstrates leadership and initiative in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Ensure compliance with the mission, vision and values of the medical center and/or VISN. Accountable for the delivery of quality, age-specific healthcare. Utilize critical thinking skills and sound clinical judgment to ensure positive patient outcomes. Demonstrates ethical practice. Participate in performance improvement activities to improve the quality of care and ensure performance measures are met and/or exceeded. Skill in basic Psych emergency management. Work Schedule: Full Time /Rotating shifts, including weekends, holidays, evenings and nights. 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.