The RN practices on 7 West, Seattle division. This is a short stay unit with both voluntary and involuntary admissions. Patient populations include veterans who are likely to present with acute psychosis, bipolar affective disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, suicide ideation/homicide ideation with a plan. Some of the patients may present with concomitant substance use intoxication who may need detoxification while being treated for their presenting psychiatric disorder. The RN functions as part of an interdisciplinary team and is accountable for specific nursing duties such as medications, vital signs and participating in groups as assigned. Based on education/experience, the RN may be assigned responsibility as a preceptor to staff/trainees or charge nurse. Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. with rotating weekends Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position. This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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