Registered Nurse (Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Internal Number: 623369300
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking Registered Nurses (RN) for the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP) located in Albuquerque NM within the Behavioral Health Care Line (BHCL). The MHRRTP RN is accountable for adhering to established policies and procedures and for demonstrating self-direction, and creative approaches to the management of complex patient care. The RN uses Veteran-centered, evidence-based knowledge, training, and clinical skills to provide high quality, safe patient care. The RN demonstrates effective interpersonal skills when communicating with both residents and staff. The RN actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and shares the new knowledge gained with other staff. The RN demonstrates self-direction in evaluating personal strengths and weaknesses and identifies methods for self-development. The RN directly reports to the Nurse Manager MHRRTP and is indirectly accountable to the Chief Nurse, BHCL. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assessment, evaluation, and care planning for Veterans to meet medical and mental health needs, using a recovery-based approach. Direct patient care to include the use of medical equipment as needed, medication education and management, and the provision of medical care for physical co-morbidities. Clinical supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Nursing Assistants (NA) to include delegation of duties within the LPN or NA scope of practice. Participates in ongoing MHRRTP interdisciplinary treatment planning with the clinical staff. Interacts with a variety of patients and families/significant others for the purpose of providing nursing care, education, encouragement, and fostering patient self-reliance and independence. Provides appropriate care for patients generally ranging in age from 18 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis, physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs. Expected to provide direct supervision and precepting of new or less experienced staff or nursing students. Work Schedule: Various schedules and shifts (days, evenings, nights) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP 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.