The Social Worker of the Mental Health/Psychiatry Service, Wakeman Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) provides social work services to veterans receiving care in the outpatient Mental Health Clinic of the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC. In collaboration with the interdisciplinary medical team, Social Worker evaluates the veteran's presenting psychosocial problems and facilitates access to the resources that can most appropriately minimize the veteran's psychosocial stressors. Duties of the Social Worker of the Mental Health/Psychiatry Service, Wakeman Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) are to include, but not limited to: Screening/Assessment - In conjunction with the interdisciplinary medical team, the MHC Social Worker screens and assesses the veteran's psychosocial needs and barriers in order to facilitate his or her access to appropriate VA and community resources. Through collaborative relationships with the veteran, his or her family/caregiver and other VA programs and VA staff, the MHC Social Worker coordinates the gathering of information vital to the process of setting appropriate treatment goals and time frames for achieving those goals. Assessment information, comprising the Psychiatry Assessment Template includes, among other issues: Marital/family/social status Psychiatric and substance use history Employment/educational/financial status Use of entitlement programs Legal problems/issues Impact of medical problems on psychosocial functioning Strengths/Limitations Military history (especially as it pertains to PTSD) Treatment Planning/Goal Setting - From screening/assessment information, in coordination with the MHC multidisciplinary treatment team, the veteran and his/her family, the MHC Social Worker determines realistic goals with the veteran, including such factors as a) problems, b) goals, c) objectives, c) specific concrete interventions. Treatment plans are written utilizing the MHTP software. Case Management - The MHC Social Worker, as the Primary Mental Health Provider for his/her caseload, will be responsible for all aspects of case management, including (but not necessarily limited to): Provision of individual psychotherapy services Referral to appropriate group therapy services Referral to appropriate psychiatric medication management services Referral for appropriate psychological testing services Referral to appropriate substance abuse services Referral to appropriate medical services Crisis management Follow-through on no-shows, according to the departmental No-show policy Regular review and update of progress through treatment plan reviews Advocacy Education/health promotion Non patient care responsibilities (e.g., completing appropriate paperwork for PAIR or other programs) Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 08:00am-4:30pm, no weekends or holidays Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Available per agency policy Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives are not authorized for this vacancy. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel: not required On-Call Hours: All Social Workers in the Psychiatry Service are expected to participate in the on-call coverage system. The MHC Social Worker will participate in the program providing coverage to the inpatient psychiatry program and other units. This coverage occurs on a rotating basis. Compensation is provided for time spent in clinical duties when on-call.
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.