The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health System (ECHCS), Care Management and Social Work Service is currently recruiting for one (1) Senior Social Worker for Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Programming at the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center in Aurora Colorado. This position requires the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle. Submission of a valid driver's license must be included with application. The Senior Social Worker is directly responsible to the Deputy Chief of Care Management and Social Work Service under the office of Associate Director of Patient Care Services. Serves as the Social Work Program Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders (SCI/D) Case Manager. The Social Worker may provide services on an inpatient and outpatient basis as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The mission of the VHA SCI/D System of Care is to support, promote, and maintain the health, independence, quality of life, and productivity of individuals with SCI/D throughout their lives. The Specialty SCI/D PACT is a comprehensive team which delivers primary care to patients with SCI/D in a longitudinal rather than episodic fashion and which has as its focus: prevention; health promotion, coordination and chronic disease management. The incumbent is capable of practicing at the advanced level and has specialized knowledge of practice typically related to the SCI/D population. Incumbent should have at least 2 years in an area of specialized social work practice, maintain clinical license and/or certification in a state at the independent practice level, and adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics. The Senior Social Worker (SCI/D), Serves as a subject matter expert and provides treatment in the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Program, rendering professional opinions based on expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Works independently with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, financial, legal and psychosocial problems. Actively participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and actively participate through collaboration with Veterans and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals and interventions. Possesses a working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses, substance abuse disorders, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. Facilitates action for community placements through collaboration with Veterans and their families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate community placements are completed in a timely manner. Serves as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services. Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs, and advance directives. Provides comprehensive discharge planning services, offering care coordination to the team, and often leading or facilitating discharge planning rounds. Serves on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility as deemed appropriate by the supervisor and/or Chief of Care Management and Social Work. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: Available, but will be dependent based on the needs of the SCI/D clinic and service
Internal Number: 599374800
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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.