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. Learn more The incumbent is responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities: a. Will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. b. Active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. c. Participates in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. d. Provides individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. e. Provides consultation/education to Veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. f. Acts as a consultant to other team/staff members. g. Acts as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. h. Provides case management to Veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. i. Provides a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. j. Will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. k. Provides wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. l. The incumbent will as appropriate, supervise the practice of social work students, or a less experienced social worker. m. Coordinates treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans. n. Participates in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager. o. The incumbent will maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with Joint Commission, CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures. p. Assists patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death. q. The incumbent will document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. r. Participates in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends or outside of business hours. s. The incumbent will maintain familiarity and responsibility for all performance measures relating to the HUD-VASH Program. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM 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.