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Registered Nurse

Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program - Houston, Texas

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

The staff nurse working on a Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Unit is a professional nurse with a broad-based clinical knowledge enabling him/her to effectively implement health promotion, prevention and recovery-based programming for adult residents throughout the residential continuum of care. Duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Residential staff nurse functions as a part of an interdisciplinary team in partnership with the Mental Health Treatment Team, Veterans, and families promoting wellness through effective holistic, recovery-oriented treatment, and the management of mental health disorders including substance abuse, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and serious mental illness.
  • The Registered Nurse creates and maintains a safe, therapeutic, recovery --oriented environment in collaboration with Veterans and other healthcare providers. (VHA Directive 1162.02)
  • The staff nurse utilizes the nursing process when assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting nursing care provided.
  • The staff nurse assumes Charge Nurse duties on the unit, under the direction of the Nurse Manager.
  • This nurse demonstrates a high level of leadership skill, organizing and delegating care activities to other RNs, L VNs, and NAs.
  • He/she provides feedback to the Nurse Manager regarding the practice of others in order to improve care.
  • He/she may either direct care or provide direct care to Residential patients.
  • He/she performs telephone or face to face screening evaluations for Residential programs, assessing treatment and level of care needs.
  • The Residential staff nurse demonstrates Veteran-centered care and utilizes strategies for crisis prevention and management.
  • He/she initiates and participates in quality improvement activities at the unit, service or Medical Center level with the objective of improving patient care outcomes.
  • The staff nurse participates in Psychology Service and Medical Center Committees representing nursing as assigned.
  • He/she takes an active role in identifying his/her own education needs, as well as the education needs of subordinate staff, and continually updates clinical skills.
  • The Residential staff nurse performs comprehensive holistic health assessments, physical assessments, medication management, safety and security rounding, conducts psychoeducation at the Veteran's level of understanding, including recovery principles, relapse prevention, illness management, and independent functioning (VHA Directive 1162.02).


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    EDRP Authorized

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

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Keywords: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston , Registered Nurse , Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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