Thee Social Worker is a full- time position aligned under Social Work Service and is locally titled Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Social Worker. It provides diverse services to Veterans, families and caregivers, and is an affiliated tertiary care health care system. They will be stationed at the Watertown Clinic Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located at the Canal Building, 144 Eastern Blvd., Watertown, NY. Lists the major duties and responsibilities of the position: The Social Worker is responsible for the management, coordination, and provision of social work services to Veterans and their families in the HBPC program. The Social Worker collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to focus on health promotion, prevention, and management of chronic disease. The Social Worker conducts assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members and treats psychosocial and environmental factors that impact the patient's ability to achieve maximum health and wellness. Incumbent is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines and participates in team huddles as a member of the interdisciplinary team. The Social Worker reviews options with patients and family and is responsible for ensuring that a treatment plan is based on the patient's identified concerns and goals are established. The incumbent provides a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes individual, family and group counseling, case management, discharge planning, and other services as appropriate. The Social Worker provides individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. The incumbent provides consultation/education to veterans and families on internal and community resources, Goals of Care conversations, advance directives, and VA benefits. The Social Worker acts as a consultant to other team/staff members. This includes providing consultation/education to interdisciplinary team members and medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. The Social Worker acts as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. The incumbent assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness, and death. The Social Worker is responsible for documenting social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record and ensuring appropriate hand off when transferring patient care. Maintains data and statistical compilations to comply with JCAHO, VA and medical center policy and procedures. The social worker participates in committee assignments, discipline specific meetings and initiatives, as deemed necessary by the service manager. May participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends. May provide supervision to a Social Work intern or be generally involved in the MSW training program. May provide orientation and/or consultation to less experienced Social Workers. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598079300
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.