This position is located at the Cheyenne Health Care System in Cheyenne, Wyoming and will provide a combination of General and Specialty Mental Health services assigned as a collaborative member of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP)/Specialty Mental Health Services, providing high quality, collaborative, and coordinated mental and behavioral health care to Veterans within the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL). Employing a variety of psychological, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and mental health techniques which are within the scope of the incumbent's licensure, including but not limited to individual, group, couples, and family treatment. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Provides initial assessments and follow up counseling and therapy services within the scope of the BHIP and Specialty models of care. Independently assesses the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and psychosocial acuity. Provides interventions independently with Veterans and their families/caregivers who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, behavioral health, financial, legal, and psychosocial problems. Independently formulates and implements a treatment plan in collaboration with the Veteran and families/caregivers when appropriate; participates in interdisciplinary review of ongoing treatment of assigned Veterans on an annual and as-needed basis. Provides a range of interventions and treatment modalities which may include individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy, within scope of licensure. Provides crisis intervention when indicated, including timely assessment of at-risk Veterans in crisis to identify immediate needs, evaluate risk, and initiate safety plan as appropriate. Provides ongoing documentation of Veteran's treatment progress using a psychosocial and behavioral framework. Provides clinical case management and care coordination to facilitate appropriate delivery of health care services, incorporating complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veterans. Works collaboratively with Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams. Establishes and sustains collaborative relationship with BHIP and Specialty MH providers and other team members providing care to assigned Veterans. Serves on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility and VISN level or in the community. Provides subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of Veterans, offering professional opinions based on experience, expertise, and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Attends Mental Health Service Line and Social Work Discipline meetings and other mandatory meetings regularly. Assists in identifying and carrying out continuous process review projects to improve the safety and quality of care provided to Veterans. Maintains current BLS and/or First Aid certification and remain current on all licensures. 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.