The Suicide Prevention Case Manager is responsible for the provision of individual case management and clinical services for Veterans deemed to be at high risk for suicidal behavior. Serves to coordinate and monitor services for Veterans designated as high risk for suicide and acts as the transitional coordinator of care for these patients. Responsible for coordinating care of high-risk Veterans who receive care throughout the Medical Center, CBOCs, OPC, and community agencies. Major duties and responsibilities include: The Suicide Prevention Case Manager functions in conjunction with the Suicide Prevention Coordinator, providing comprehensive case management and crisis intervention to these Veterans. Provide comprehensive case management by ensuring all Veterans identified as high risk for suicide receive follow up mental health care as required, coordinating services as needed. Maintaining a tracking list of high-risk Veterans to ensure timely contacts are made as specified within the memorandum from the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health and the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management outlining Suicide Prevention Program responsibilities. Provides crisis intervention, suicide risk assessments and safety plans for Veterans via phone and in person. Completes behavioral health autopsies as required by the National Suicide Prevention Program. Following completed suicides, provides postvention services to both surviving family members and VA staff involved in the affected Veteran's care. Ensuring these Veterans are being followed closely by the appropriate provider on a regular basis as determined by the coordinator and the provider. Develop partnerships with OEF/OIF coordinators, Patient Safety Managers, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinators, and local Vet Center staff to ensure that Veterans are assessed and evaluated for suicide risk as appropriate and preventative interventions are in place. Primary responder to all National Suicide Prevention Hotline calls and internal facility calls and consults with the responsibility of ensuring Veterans are linked with needed services in a timely manner, maintaining most current information on community and VA resources and benefits. In the absence of the Suicide Prevention Coordinator, assists the program support staff with the "mail contact program" for high risk patients as an ongoing intervention for suicide. Based on the psychosocial assessment, uses professional judgment and advanced practice skills to make a psychosocial diagnosis. Develops psychosocial treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals for psychosocial clinical treatment. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:00PM 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.