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The incumbent social worker will be assigned to the Outpatient Clinics. This incumbent will provide veterans with case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, and coordinate linkage with appropriate VA and community service providers/agencies as needed by the client. This incumbent has clinical involvement in patient care providing clinical case consultation to patient/family/community inquiries about services or patient care issues provided by the VA. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Psychosocial Assessment - The social worker will develop an assessment of the veteran, family, economic, community, and psychosocial support systems when clinically indicated. The assessments must reflect a high level of skill in gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and documenting data that is pertinent and directly related to patient health care planning, treatment, education and case management. The veteran, family members, significant others and the interdisciplinary treatment team are involved in this process, whenever possible. Treatment Planning/Goal Setting - Incumbent demonstrates basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and demonstrates the ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques. Referral to service providers - Throughout the course of treatment the social worker is the subject matter expert on VA and/or community resources. The social worker will collaborate with other service providers in reassessing the veteran's needs for VA and community resources and entitlements. Resource Development - The social worker is responsible for developing a resource file of VA and community social service programs and will refer the veteran to needed services. Advocacy - Social worker understands the intimidation of bureaucracy and will act as an advocate when it serves the best interest of the veteran/family. Crisis Intervention - Social worker is experienced in making rapid assessments and developing crisis management plans to maintain patient in the home, for admission to acute, short term and/or long term placements. Education/Health promotion and prevention - Social worker provide education related to VA and community resources, entitlements, Advance Care Planning and will refer veterans/families to the appropriate interdisciplinary team member for identified health education needs. Supportive counseling - Social worker will provide the veterans and their caregivers with ongoing supportive counseling. Administrative responsibilities - The social worker will enter all veteran/family contacts in the electronic record using appropriate formats and templates. Other - The social worker will establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, other employees, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders within the VA and outside community agencies. Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599818700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.