The Inpatient Mental Health RN manages the nursing care of psychiatric patients in accordance with established protocols, procedures and policies of the Columbia VA health care system. The incumbent will work on Recovery East (Inpatient Psychiatric Unit), a locked 20-22 bed unit. The RN is responsible for monitoring the care of the Veteran and is responsible and accountable in maintaining Nursing Practice. Makes assignments and directs activities of other unit staff (RN, LPN, NA). Recognizes subtle changes in patient's condition and responds timely, choosing the correct interventions. Performs ongoing assessment of patient condition and response to treatment. Initiates referrals to other disciplines and/or services as appropriate. Assesses the patient's learnin
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