Licensed Practical Nurse (MHRRTP)

The incumbent practices as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Mental Health Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MH RRTP) in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine.
The LPN is responsible for the provision of nursing and rehabilitative services for residents and works in the residential setting in accordance to VHA Directive 1162.
02 Duties include:
implementation of approved policies and procedures; completion of required documentation in accordance with VHA, JCAHO, CARF and other regulatory and accreditation requirements; completes a comprehensive medical screening on all referrals to MH RRTP; assist the RN with ensuring completion of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment through information gathering; participates in completion, documentation and implementation of psychosocial rehabilitative treatment plan by residents; functions as an integral member of the treatment team and assumes responsibility for assisting with collection of pertinent information that assists with completion of assessments for residents admitted to the MH RRTP; serves as case manager for an assigned panel of patients; coordinates and assist the physician/nurse practitioner/registered nurse with medical aspects of resident's care; makes notification and referrals to appropriate discipline(s) based on assessed needs; supports the mission and vision of outpatients programs e.
Substance Abuse( SATP), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychosocial Rehabilitation Resource Center (PRRC) and Veterans Industries (VI), Health Care for Homeless Veterans ( HCHV), Mental health Intensive Case Management( MHICM); provides education and counseling on disease prevention, health promotion, and safe medication management; ensures safe handling and security of medications to include ongoing compliance of residents with self-medication administration; coordinates medical appointments; conducts collection of urine drug screens and alcohol breath test; ensures safe environment and takes appropriate action during code green, fire emergency response situation; initiates, and participates in disciplinary proceedings for residents; assist with completion of pain and depression screens; assist in the development of a plan to help and support the veteran through crisis while enlisting the commitment of the veteran and as appropriate the family, participates in quality assurance and performance improvement, educates Veterans, ensures completion of clinical practice guidelines and preventive health protocols, participates in quality assurance and performance improvement as defined by VHA Office of Quality and Performance, initiates and participates in discharge planning.
Work Schedule:
( Rotating Shifts) Functional Statement Title/#:

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