Social Worker (Program Coordinator)- Community Nursing Home
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 670579000
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. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. English Language Proficiency: Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. Preferred experience:- Veterans Affairs experience- Experience in Geriatrics & Extended Care- Experience in Process Improvement and Systems Redesign tools (Root Cause Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Plan-Do-Study-Act, etc.)- Experience with Community Nursing Homes Grade Determinations: GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator) Experience and Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidate may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G39 Physical Requirements: This position is primarily sedentary, but does require light lifting; Light carrying use of fingers; walking; standing; Hearing (aid permitted). Use of a motor vehicle is required. ["The Northern California VA Health Care System is currently recruiting a full time permanent GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator) for the Community Nursing Home (CNH) program in Mare Island, CA. The program coordinator oversees the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepares reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. They may be responsible for the program's budget, developing and monitoring staff compliance with practice, standards and guidelines on documentation, workload, data entry, ethical practice and service delivery. The program coordinator provides analysis and evaluation of clinical program data and computerized programs to identify system-wide trends and needs to enhance the quality of service. They may be responsible for, or contribute to, the program's resource and fiscal management, monitoring control points developing the annual budget, operating within that budget, and accounting for appropriated funds. The program coordinator is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and prepares reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. They provide leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, inservice training, staff development, and continuing education programs for assigned staff. They initiate and conduct a variety of program or service audits and complete designated clinical practice audits and reports, including productivity assessments. They oversee program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data, developing and implementing ideas for improvement and evaluating efficacy of improvement efforts. The position entails travel into the community 50-75% of the time to complete monthly face-to-face oversight visits to Veterans in Community Nursing Homes (CNH) and Community-Adult Day Health Care (C-ADHC) facilities. The purpose of oversight visits is for case management of Veterans and to provide direct/indirect services. Consults with CNH/C-ADHC facility staff to address and resolve Veterans' concerns as they develop. Ensures services are provided with attention to the dignity of the resident and consideration of the residents' capacity to understand treatment options. Provides review, follow-up, and appropriate documentation of all complaints regarding the program. Coordinates a quarterly satisfaction survey of CNH residents. Serves as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for all assigned CNH/C-ADHC contracts and fulfills all COR obligations. Obtains and maintains COR certification. Completes required performance evaluations for assigned contracts. Submits new and renewal acquisition packages to Network Contracting Office and collaborates with the assigned Contracting Officer(s) to ensure contracts meet the needs of the program and service. Reviews and approves claims for CNH/C-ADHC services in a timely manner. Collaborates with Community Care Service and Payment Operations Management to ensure that payments to CNH/C-ADHC facilities are made in a timely manner and in compliance with VA standards. Work Schedule: Monday Through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM\nTelework: Telework, if approved, would be on a regularly scheduled basis, but this is not a virtual or remote position.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 098970\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov,the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial 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.