The Inpatient Psychiatry RN applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Collaborates with patients, families, health care practitioners, and health care leaders in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation, as well as in the delivery of care (Patient and Family centered care). PAY SCHEDULE NM84 Duties include, but not limited to: Use the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and the Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA) software per policy. Perform ongoing assessment of patient condition and response to treatment. Initiate referrals to other disciplines and/or services as appropriate. Refer and consult with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, and integrate recommendations for continuing patient care into the plan of care. Assess the patient's learning needs, learning preference, and readiness to learn. Modifies teaching approach based on knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations. Administer medications both for medical and psychotropic purposes and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Assume responsibility for the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care based on age-specific components.. Maintain professional boundaries with patients, families, and employees. Behavior as a role model is transparent and above reproach. Caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Safeguard patient privacy and maintains confidentiality of all electronic and printed patient information according to HIPAA guidelines, the Privacy Act, and as stated in the Medical Center Memo on ADP Security. Work Schedule: TBD - Varies according to the needs of the Medical Center. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. 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.