Mental Health Nurse

Position Summary
Today's Airmen face undeniable stresses and unique challenges in the line of duty. Our Mental Health Nurses play a crucial role in helping diagnose and aid in their continued all-over health. Providing safe and effective treatment alongside the mental health care team, they help promote and foster positive environments as they aid in maintaining the continued health of Airmen around the world.
Primary Responsibilities
Conduct and use nursing research to improve healthcare delivery
Develop diagnosis and plans to then implement and evaluate nursing care
Manage inpatient care units, provide case management and work with members in the field
Monitor patients undergoing detoxification alcohol or drugs and assist in planning and providing comprehensive mental health services and support
Work with individuals, families, groups and communities to assess mental health needs
Your effort and commitment is essential to our mission, which is why we provide our Airmen with a benefits package that is unparalleled in the civilian world:
30 days of vacation with pay each year
Excellent healthcare coverage for you and your family
Tax-free food and housing assistance
A generous retirement program
Continuing education opportunities
Free or low-cost world travel opportunities
Excellent starting salary
This is an active duty position as an Air Force Officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:
Bachelor's or master's degree in nursing from a school accredited by the NLN or CCNE
Knowledge of mental health nursing process, individual/family dynamics in health and during illness
Minimum of six months in mental health nursing, including individual and group therapy
Civilian mental health nursing experience is creditable.
Completion of five-and-a-half-week Commissioned Officer Training course
Must be between the ages of 18 and 47
Must be willing to relocate
About the Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is the number-one Air Force in the world. Our mission is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. We live by three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. The Air Force offers hundreds of careers, from healthcare to engineering, in order to serve the American people and provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation.

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