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This is a discussion on Mental Health Interview in Psychiatric Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... Hi allnurses,I have an interview at my local VA hospital in the outpatient mental health clinic....by wife&mommyRN Jul 1, '12Hi allnurses,I have an interview at my local VA hospital in the outpatient mental health clinic. For those of u that have any insight on the nurses role in mental health or the clinic setting and any interview questions youve come across would be helpful.Thanks in Advance
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- Jul 1, '12 by griffinchetI have rotated in a mental health unit ,and I can confidently say: this is a specialty all of itself. You are no longer working with signs, but strategic symptoms, because you are working with an individuals mind. You have to be able to discernibly distinguish between what is fact based, and what accompanies this individuals mental health diagnosis.
The position is rewarding, and challenging all in itself. As family members become a lot more involved in their family member's healthcare with the onset of mental illness.
- Jul 3, '12 by TerpGal02I work outpt psych, but my job is much different than a clinic job. In a clinic, I imagine you would be getting charts ready for the pdoc, doing a mini mental status exam/psych assessment on the pt, get them ready to go in and see the pdoc/pmhnp, possibly hand out samples as ordered. You will probably be giving a lot of long acting antipsychotic injections.You will be responsible for med/diagnosis teaching. I am an ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) nurse. We see the sickest of the sick in he community. We do a lot of teaching, we prepared medication for delivery to the clients, handle prior auths, do psych assessments and focused physical assessments on clients with somatic concerns, giving the IM medications, and doing treatment planning/case management for a small caseload.
- Jul 25, '12 by martinmlI have an interview in mental health tomorrow, and am freaking out. I have been job hunting for 7 months and have not came across a single offer. I hope this will be a break.