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 Incumbent is assigned to a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) with the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks, located in Joplin, Missouri. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans. Incumbent is responsible for contributing to the development of the treatment plan and setting treatment goals with the Veteran. Duties may include but are not limited to: Completes assessment of the Veteran in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran, family members and significant others. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment and skills needed for all adult patients including geriatric patients related to their physical limitations, psychological needs and age associated illnesses and conditions. Educates the Veteran and family members/caregivers of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the Veteran's preference. Makes rapid assessments and develops crisis management plans. Completes thorough assessments to determine the presenting problem to determine in-home factors impacting the problem and to determine obstacles to treatment and/or follow through with recommended treatments. Consultation with members of the outpatient interdisciplinary team is provided in order to coordinate a collaborative effort to meet the agreed upon goals for the Veteran's treatment needs. Serves as liaison with community professionals regarding needed services for Veterans and/or their families. Works with various patient populations to include, but not limited to, homeless Veterans, Hospice Services, Community Nursing Homes, Home Health services, financial resources, VA benefits, and transportation services. 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.