The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, is a 129-bed facility that provides tertiary medical, surgical, neurological, and psychiatric care, and a full range of outpatient services.
Work Schedule: AM/PM/NOC, Weekends.
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.
Nursing care is provided on the unit, 24 hours per day 7 days a week, and the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation is applied on an ongoing, systematic manner to all patients. Care embodies a Multidisciplinary Treatment Team approach. Our team is comprised of RN, SSA and NA nursing staff, two Staff Psychiatrists, psychiatric Intern Physicians, third year Medical Students, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and a Health Unit Coordinator. Biological treatments include medications and electroconvulsive therapy. other treatments may include behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy and recreational therapy. The ALOS is about 5 days.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
About William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI (http://www.madison.va.gov/) is a 131 bed facility that provides tertiary medical, surgical, neurological, and psychiatric care, and a full range of outpatient services. This facility serves 130,000 Veterans who live in 15 counties in south-central Wisconsin and in five counties in northwestern Illinois. The Madison VAMC is also the specialty care referral center for an additional 57,000 Veterans who reside in the Tomah VAMC primary service area, is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and is physically connected to the University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center which includes the UW Hospitals and Clinics, and supports a Vet Center in Madison.
Madison VAMC is responsible for community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) at Janesville, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, WI, and Rockford and Freeport, IL and a primary care annex at Madison West Clinic, and is one of eight facilities tha