The PRRP Licensed Practical Nurse is primarily responsible for providing a full range of practical nursing care to mental health patients with a variety of medical problems. The purpose of the work is to provide highly skilled comprehensive and effective safe nursing care to residents and to facilitate the health and well being of residents by promoting and planning for a clean and safe environment on all tours of duty. The position is that of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the PTSD Residential Recovery Program (PRRP) at the VA - Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu, Hawaii. Incumbent is able to carry out a wide variety of services in support of the core treatment and team including, but not limited to observing for physical, medical and/or emotional changes; daily shift reports and treatment meetings; environmental and contraband checks; group activities and program outings; first aid and minor treatments; unit compliance with safety and cleanliness; appropriate patient interactions to assist patients in social skill building; and is responsible for daily and specific shift's coverage activities. The PRRP mission is to provide comprehensive residential rehabilitation services for individuals with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to serve as a national model of treatment designed to meet the needs of Veterans and active duty service members (including Reserve and National Guard). The goal of treatment is to educate the program residents about the nature and impact of PTSD, to restore individuals to their highest level of functioning, to reduce and manage symptoms, to teach a variety of communication and coping skills, to mobilize personal and community resources and to promote re-integration into their communities and reconnection with their families and loved ones. The treatment program is approximately 8 to 9 weeks in duration, is cohort and milieu-based, providing evidenced based treatment for PTSD and co-occurring conditions. Treatment is continuously refined through the incorporation of treatment outcomes, other research findings, program evaluation, and clinical experience. The PRRP has a nation-wide catchment area, though with strong emphasis upon individuals with ties to the Pacific basin, and is highly focused on military-related trauma. The program serves individuals from all combat eras. Work Schedule: Various Schedules will include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.