Social Worker Oncology-Care Management and Social Work
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 711731800
Central Ohio VA Health Care System is seeking a Social Worker in Oncology, Specialty Medicine and Surgery. This would fall under Care Management and Social Work Department. This is an External announcement. Internal applicants must apply to the internal announcement, Vacancy I.D. number 11875283 All applicants applying under the external announcement will be subject to Veteran's Preference if it applies Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-9 Social Worker, Experience, Education, and Licensure: None beyond the basic requirements. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to work with Veterans and family members from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds utilizing counseling skills. Ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the Veterans problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. Ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Fundamental knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. GS-11 Social Worker Experience, Education and Licensure Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year of post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required 1 year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 2. Skill in independently conducting psychosocial assessments and treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. 3. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures (i.e. acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology) to formulate a treatment plan. 4. Skill in independently implementing different treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems to achieve treatment goals.5. Ability to provide consultation services to new social workers, social work graduate students, and other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. References: VA Handbook 5005 Social Worker, GS-0185 Series, Part II, Appendix G39 Social Worker Qualification Standards. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Performs independent intake interviews on patients Independently completes psychosocial assessments Provides specialized Social Work services Provides Social Work services and general and specialized mental health care Arranges referral of patients to other Federal agencies Coordinates transportation for patients Provides ongoing therapeutic intervention with the patient and family Counsels patients regarding advanced directives Fully participates in treatment team meetings in order to communicate assessment and intervention Maintains cooperative and collaborative interdisciplinary working relationships with clinic staff Documents in patients' medical records in accordance with social work requirements Prepares documentation, clinical summaries, encounter forms and other statistical reports Develops and maintains appropriate communications, rapport, and positive working relationships with a variety of institutions Identifies professional training needs and participates in continuing education Informs supervisors, both professional and functional, of potential legal, political, or high risk incidents Conforms to legal and ethical codes and regulatory requirements Protects patient information from unauthorized release, loss or alteration Conducts therapeutic in-depth counseling in accordance with specific training and education Prepares written assessments based on knowledge of each patient's background and clinical history Serves as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team Conducts group, family and individual therapeutic counseling sessions Contributes to team decisions concerning necessary controls and restrictions required for the therapeutic progress Performs all other duties as assigned relevant to Social Work and professional practice in VA medical May provide supervision to GS-9 Social Workers, Social Work Associates, and Social Work students Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center Compressed/Flexible: Available and will discussed further at the interview Telework: Available and will discussed further at the interview Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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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.