This staff nurse position is located within the Mental health Service, Opioid Treatment Program, VA ST Louis health Care System (VASTLHCS), St Louis, MO at the John Cochran Division. The Psychiatric-Mental health (PMH) RN demonstrates integration of biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills, and technically competent practice in providing care to veterans with basic or complex needs. The incumbent provides direct and indirect care to veterans and their families. Duties includes: 1. Delivers safe nursing care according to the Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice and guided by Recovery Principles and the WERP nursing model. 2. Coordinates and delegates activities of other unit staff for a team of patients (RNs, LPNs, students, and other team members). 3. Conducts and documents a comprehensive holistic health assessment with emphasis on the mental status exam, suicidal or self-harm behavior, current and past history of violence, substance use, level of functioning, health behaviors, and physical co-morbidities. 4. Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology for psychiatric disorders (DSM5) including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, cognitive disorders (delirium, dementia), personality disorders, and other disorders as relevant to nursing practice. 5. Formulates a recovery-oriented plan of care and participates in multidisciplinary treatment planning. . Implements and documents evidence-based nursing interventions according to nursing practice standards and facility policies. 6. Implements and documents evidence-based nursing interventions according to nursing practice standards and facility policies. 7. Documents the nursing process. 8. Manages nursing care of patients 9, Delivers recovery-oriented care that is appropriate and specific to veterans with mental illnesses and behavioral problems. 10, Provides, structures, and maintains a safe and therapeutic, recovery-oriented environment in collaboration with patients, families, and other healthcare clinicians. Work Schedule: Tour of duty: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 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.