This position is located within Jade Opal Clinic, Nursing Service, Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS), Phoenix, AZ. PVAHCS is a Joint Commission Accredited, complexity level 1a tertiary care facility serving Veterans in Phoenix, Arizona. PVAHCS is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and research. Major Duties: The Outpatient Mental Health RN practices as an RN in many outpatient settings within Mental Health and the Nursing Service. The RN is accountable for assessing, monitoring, supporting, educating, and effectively coordinating the care of the Mental Health Veteran with other mental health and primary care providers within the system. The RN provides telephone, telehealth, unscheduled and scheduled appointments to Veterans as a support to the LIP staff members. The RN completes Clinical Reminders and Suicide Assessments as appropriate. The RN provides care and supportive counseling of persons in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury, based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses. The RN's primary commitment is to the unit/department as a whole and the patient whether an individual, family, group, or community. The RN may function in either BHIP, Injection Clinic, Walk-in/Triage Clinic, or rTMS clinic for coverage. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.