This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent is responsible for treating Veterans with chronic mental health concerns. Provides immediate, direct and on-site access for social work consultation, assessment, and mental health treatment as clinically indicated. Operates within a multidisciplinary team matrix, actively collaborates, and coordinates Veteran care with other clinical and administrative supporting services. Provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions supported by the standards of care within the social work community; implements and meets performance requirements for quality and timeliness of clinical care; employs recovery-oriented interventions; and successfully completes other clinical duties as assigned. Clinical Responsibilities Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment, identifying needs and strengths Assesses high risk factors, acuity and need for services Establishes, implements, and maintains referrals and screening procedures. S/he develops screening procedures that involve a multidisciplinary team approach Assesses at risk factors and develops a preliminary disposition plan, involving the Veteran and the family/significant other Performs insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia, and other high-risk diagnoses Develops comprehensive treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals, objectives and interventions for psychosocial clinical treatment Makes adjustments and updates to the treatment plan and interventions based on the Veteran's changing needs, response to interventions, and to improve outcomes Participates in the assignment of Veterans to treatment teams and programs. Consults with other specialists in planning treatment for Veterans with co-morbidities. Consults with urgent care, medical, and specialty clinics at VASNHS Provides individual, family, and group therapy services in accordance with the needs identified in the Veteran's treatment assessment and treatment plan Responsible for all entries in the Veteran's medical record (CPRS) and timely completion thereof, including discharge summaries and patient encounters Responsible for completion of all assigned clinical reminders for patients under his/her care, and perfo1mance measures assigned to the Care Line Participates actively in Performance Improvement (PI) activities Administration Accountable for practice, including entering Veteran visits, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards Ensures timely completion of assessments, treatment plans, discharge plans, and safety plans Participates fully in peer review, assessing the quality of professional social work practice standards provided in the organization Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multi-disciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals Serves as a consultant, liaison, and point of contact for programs within Behavioral Health Service, throughout the hospital, and within the community Participates in education/CME lectures, research, specialty care programs, and/or clinics as assigned by the Associate Chief of Staff, Behavioral Health Service or Executive Leadership Participates in local, VISN, and national committees/community networking activities as requested by the Associate Chief of Staff, Behavioral Health Service or Executive Leadership Performs other duties as assigned Research/Education/Training Applies new approaches to Veteran care through integration of approved investigative and research methods, basing interventions on evidence-based effectiveness May engage in Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research in compliance with VHA Directives and Handbooks, V ASNHS Medical Center Memorandums, BHS Policies and Procedures, and the incumbent' s Scope of Practice for conducting such research Promotes Veteran independence and achievement of optimal health through appropriate psychosocial education, care coordination, and community referrals. Understands the complexities of bureaucracy and acts as an advocate within the VA system when it serves the best interests of the Veteran/family Provides education related to VA and community resources, entitlements/benefits, and Advance Directives and Living Will Refers Veterans and their families and significant others for counseling in health promotion and disease prevention and to appropriate V ASNHS clinical staff for other identified health education needs May provide clinical supervision for social work licensure; may serve as Agency Field Instructor for social work graduate students enrolled in CSWE-accredited education programs as part of the VHA Associated Health Trainee Program
Internal Number: 600313100
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