The Social Worker, Patient Aligned Care (PACT), is assigned to the PACT for the Cheyenne VA Healthcare System providing comprehensive social work services to Veterans receiving outpatient services, and may include Ambulatory/Primary Care, Urgent/Emergency Care, Specialty Care, or Community Care. Social Work Services includes high-quality assessment, case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, support, care coordination and/or resource referral, and management. The duties of the Social Worker - PACT include but are not limited to: Conducting psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and caregivers. Providing a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice and within the scope of their license, to include triage, advocacy, individual, family, and group counseling, discharge planning, case management, and crisis intervention. Participating in care planning with the interdisciplinary team, the Veteran and Veteran's caregivers (whenever possible) in the identification of treatment goals and preferred outcomes. Providing consultation/education to Veterans and caregivers on the VA and community resources, benefits, and support services specific to Veteran's and caregiver's needs. Acting as a consultant to other team/staff members, providing excellent customer service, advocacy, and education on relevant topics to internal and external customers. Acting as a liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties needed, and fostering knowledge and collaboration between VA and community partners. Acting as a subject matter expert for Advance Directives, Organ Donation, and Advanced Care Planning IAW the standards of the work area. Providing Wellness/Prevention education and facilitating related support groups. Actively participate in committee assignments. Participating in quality improvement projects and practices, to include peer chart reviews, data collection, monitoring customer satisfaction, in compliance with JCAHO, CMS. State, VHA, and CHYVAMC policies and procedures. Assisting Veterans and their caregivers in coping with loss and grief related to disability, terminal illness, and death. Documenting social work interventions and activities in the Veteran's clinical record according to professional procedural standards and timeliness, ensuring appropriate and effective hand-offs when transferring patient care to other providers. Performing other related duties as assigned by the supervisor. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate
Internal Number: 600161500
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.