The incumbent is a Social Worker assigned to the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) Inpatient Acute Psychiatry and Emergency Department. The social worker's responsibilities include the assessment of psychosocial and mental health problems, actively participating in multi-disciplinary treatment planning, individual and group counseling, and evidence based therapies with Veterans and/or their family members/significant others/caregivers. The Social Worker is responsible for ensuring appropriate patient-centered discharge plans aimed to achieve maximum independence are prepared for Veterans. Work performed is commensurate with appropriate level of licensure and within the guidelines of state licensure laws. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The social worker will provide current and advanced techniques to the treatment of this Veteran population appropriate to level of licensure and under appropriate supervision, as applicable. With the treatment team, the social worker will assess and determine needs for high risk suicide protocol to be implemented. The social worker will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. The social worker establishes plans, goals and evaluates outcomes of interventions for a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. The social worker is responsible for assisting in the development of the treatment plan and developing achievable treatment goals with the Veteran and family members/caregiver and collaborating with all additional providers. The social worker is responsible for planning and organizing work, coordinating with clinical interdisciplinary staff, other professional and clinical staff, and management personnel. The social worker is responsible for reviewing and coordinating all phases of the continuing care for Veterans served. The social worker is responsible for developing, updating and using current social worker resources within VA and community social service programs to ensure that the Veteran is receiving education, information and referrals to current and viable resources to best meet their needs and enhancing the content to the benefit of Veterans. The social worker is responsible for planning and organizing work, coordinating with the clinic staff, other professional and clinical staff within the health system, and management personnel. The social worker is responsible for reviewing and coordinating all phases in the continuing care for primary care, specialty care, and other outpatient services. The social worker is responsible for supporting the mission, policies, and procedures of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the appropriate Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and the facility. The social worker is willing to serve on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility as deemed appropriate by the supervisor and Chief of Social Work Services. The social worker uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies. The social worker practices, under supervision, and gathers relevant information to guide practice, including community Social Work standards. The social worker can provide assistance with the orientation and learning of less experienced social workers and, if interested, to serve as a preceptor for social work students. The social worker can demonstrate knowledge and skill in the use of software applications for drafting documents and data management as well as other computer systems in use by the VHA. The social worker can maintain a level of productivity and quality consistent with the complexity of the assignment and consistent with Social Work standards, Joint Commission standards, and facility standards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Internal Number: 600006000
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.