Primary and Specialty Medicine Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Social Worker Provides social work services to Veterans and their families receiving Primary and Specialty Medicine care at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. This position is aligned with the Patient Care Service Line. Duties include, but are not limited to: Maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans in the PSM Clinic and/or their families Independently assess and treat Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, financial, legal and psychosocial problems Independently complete thorough biopsychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families Provide treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds Assess functional acuity of the Veteran and provide appropriate interventions, including psychosocial treatment, supportive therapy, including brief individual, group, and family therapy, and case management Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and collaborate with Veterans and family in the development and implementation of treatment goals and interventions Possess a working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illness/injuries, substance abuse disorders, common medications and their side effects, and medical terminology to formulate a treatment plan. Facilitate action for community placements through collaboration with Veterans, their families, and the interdisciplinary treatment team Conduct caregiver assessment and provide appropriate caregiver specific interventions and support Serve as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services Implement treatment modalities and evidence-based practices as well as provide educational classes, and/or supportive groups for Veterans and families, including shared medical appointments Provide consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits, and specialty programs Provide consultation to new social workers, social work graduate students, and other treatment team staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families Maintain knowledge of Veteran's benefits and services, community resources, and process for making appropriate referrals to community and other governmental programs/agencies Possess knowledge of the signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect, and exploitations, and facilitate mandated reporting to Common Entry Points as required by policy Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds Enter all Veteran/family contacts in the electronic record using appropriate formats and templates Maintain positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders within the VA and outside community agencies Collaborate in the performance improvement processes and comply with performance measures as required by the VA for their specific population and/or program Obtain feedback from clients and work to enhance services as needed Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized 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.