***This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens. Current, permanent VA employees and employees of other Federal agencies, please apply to announcement number: CBSS-11173078-21-KCN.*** This announcement will be used to fill Social Worker vacancies for both the Substance Use Disorder Clinic/Intensive Outpatient Clinic (SUDC/IOP) and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitative Treatment Programs (SARRTP). Positions to be filled may cover one or both areas. The incumbent will be part of a multidisciplinary team. The expertise of multidisciplinary team will serve to offer differential diagnosis, recovery planning, psychosocial rehabilitation, evidence-based practices and rehabilitation, care of co- occurring disorders, as well as medical evaluation and planning. Major duties may include but are not limited to: Performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders. Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in specialty areas, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services Incumbent is able to demonstrate the ability to design changes based on empirical findings. Offers consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in specialist areas, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments, including Addiction Severity Indices (ASIs). Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services form other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Ability to evaluate incumbents own practice through professional practice review, case conferences, and other organizational means. Incumbent is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. Work Schedule: Full Time; compressed tour may be available. Shift may vary. Compressed/Flexible: May be available for highly qualified candidate. Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required NPI/Taxonomy code: Required; must be eligible for an NPI number as a condition of employment.
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.