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Director of Mental Health RN (Nurse IV)

VA Medical Center

Coatesville, PA
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Director of Mental Health RN (Nurse IV)
Coatesville, PA


The Director, Mental Health Services is responsible for the delivery of nursing care to all veterans in inpatient and residential outpatient mental health settings. Serves as the principle advisor to the Associate Director for Patient Care Services and Executive Management Team on issues of mental health operations.  The Director for Mental Health Services advises the Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive on matters concerning mental health policies, procedures, and protocols, as well as the interpretation of the Behavioral Health Uniform Benefits Package. He/she collaborates with the ACOS of Mental Health, the Chief of the Domiciliary Program and CVAMC executive leadership to ensure alignment of mental health programs, policies, and resources are consistent with the VHA and facility's mission and goals. The Director of Mental Health will evaluate the quality of services offered within mental health and continuously strive to improve the quality of care in relation to appropriateness, timeliness and cost-effectiveness. Decisions considered and made by the incumbent involve the distinct and contributory role of the nursing processes and creative approaches to management of complex client care. Comprehensive breakdown of the Director for Mental Health Services duties are provided in the functional statement


TOUR OF DUTY: Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m.

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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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