Registered Nurse (RN)- Nurse Manager, Inpatient Mental Health (2B)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 613343800
A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. Unit 2B is an acute inpatient adult psychiatric unit. The patient population includes all types of psychopathologies, both acute and chronic, such as depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder, dementia, personality disorders and PTSD. The patient population also includes patients with addictive disorders and detoxification services are provided. Many patients express suicidal or homicidal ideation and most have significant medical co-morbidities which complicates their diagnosis and treatment. The Inpatient mental health nurse manager is directly responsible to the Chief, Emergent, Transitional and Mental Health Nursing Service. 2B Nurse Manager duties include, but are not limited to: Promoting and restoring patients' health by developing day-to­day management and long-term planning of the patient care area; directing and developing staff; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staffs; providing physical and psychological support for staff, patients, friends, and families. Provides leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability following the organization's mission, vision, values, strategic priorities demonstrating the VA ICARE values and ANA Code of Ethics. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating patient care, staffing patterns and the competency of the workforce. Provides leadership in maintaining nursing operations by initiating, coordinating and enforcing program, operational and personnel policies and procedures. Assures quality of care by developing and interpreting hospital and nursing service's philosophies and standards of care; enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; comparing health outcomes against standards; making or recommending adjustments. Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training nurses and auxiliary staff. Maintains nursing staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to staff, patients, friends, and families. Maintains safe and clean working environment by developing and implementing procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from other health care professionals when needed. Protects patients and employees by developing and enforcing infection-control policies and protocols; enforcing medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing. Assures proper documentation of patient care by auditing patient and department records. Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment, verifies emergency equipment availability; initiating work orders for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Maintains nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports; identifying trends. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods. Work Schedule: Days, Monday-Friday 0730-1600, Occasional weekends 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.