The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking a highly qualified Social Worker to serve as the Program Coordinator, Dialysis and Organ Donation, The successful candidate works at an advance practice level and is the point of contact for inquiries regarding dialysis and organ donation services. This position reflects the high degree of specialization, training, experience, and expertise required to satisfactorily perform in these roles. The incumbent provides program coordination for the Dialysis Program. Coordinators for the Dialysis Program ensure that the specialized needs of the Veteran at or near End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) are thoroughly assessed and effective treatment plans are implemented that fit the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of the Veteran. Duties and responsibilities of the incumbent for the dialysis program include but is not limited to processing authorizations for Veterans newly referred for outpatient dialysis; establishing dialysis in the community within 20 miles of the Veteran's home; processing requests for transient dialysis for Veterans who are traveling; providing education to staff and Veterans on ESRD to include psychosocial issues such as location of dialysis centers, scheduling, payment of outpatient dialysis, and the VA Transplant Program; maintaining short-term case management to ensure the Veterans' needs are being met while on dialysis; maintaining contact with the dialysis centers in the catchment area for CTVHCS which may involve periodic travel to the dialysis centers; maintaining a detailed registry listing all Veterans with ESRD who are followed by nephrology and who receive outpatient dialysis; meeting and communicating as a vital team member of the nephrology-dialysis team to explore needs of Veterans on dialysis and needed changes to improve services within the Dialysis Program; coordinating yearly renewals for outpatient dialysis with nephrology; and monitoring trends to analyze needed changes within the Dialysis Program. The incumbent provides program coordination for the Organ Donation Program. Coordinators for the Organ Donation Program ensure that the medical center's organ donation program runs efficiently. Duties and responsibilities of the incumbent for the Organ Donation program include but is not limited to providing education as point of contact to Veterans and medical center staff regarding organ donation including written materials and brochures; providing education on organ donation to new nursing staff; collaborating with organ procurement agencies and medical center staff regarding organ donation and procurement; maintaining availability to assist with issues that may arise during the notification to procurement agencies, interaction with family members, and procurement; meeting with Veterans referred for potential transplants and completing the VA Transplant Psychosocial Assessment to be included in the transplant referral packet; collaborating with the Transplant Coordinator regarding detailed listing of Veterans on the transplant waiting list; completing the monthly death report from the procurement agencies; providing quarterly reporting on organ, tissue, and eye donation data to the Clinical Executive Council (CEC); maintaining the Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) with procurement agencies and ensuring the procurement agencies follow the guidelines as mandated by the MOAs and federal government; and monitoring trends to analyze needed changes within the Organ Donation Program. NOTE: Incumbent must have a current, valid, unrestricted driver's license and the ability to operate a GSA vehicle for visits to community dialysis centers and for on-site educational activities for the Dialysis and Organ Donation Program at all CTVHCS sites Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599261600
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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.