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 The Social Worker (Program Coordinator)- Cardiovascular serves in the David Grant Medical Center, a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. Patients served include both Department of Defense(DOD) and VA patients being treated by the Joint Venture Specialty Cardiovascular Care Center Joint Incentive Funding (JIF) Program and may include both inpatients and outpatients. Accordingly, the interface of these two complex health care systems requires knowledge of both systems and intervening within the interface of these two systems is critical to assure success of these and future ventures as well as to ensure continuity of care for veterans and military service members and their families. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Performs specialized advanced case management of complex physical and psychosocial problems in cardiovascular patients (DOD and VA) incorporating complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of patients. Employs a high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients' veterans in the program and/or their families. Independently works with veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Completes thorough psychosocial assessments, including psychosocial diagnosis and high-risk assessments, to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of veterans/service members and/or their families. Offers consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in specialty areas, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Coordinates discharges for the cardiovascular program. Serves as a liaison between veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources .Provides consultation and education to veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs, and advance directives. Manages daily operations of medical social work services required of the program, including social work services at the cardiovascular program and how social work care is coordinated with services at the VA outpatient CBOCs at both Fairfield and Mare Island, the neurosurgery program, and inpatient medicine/surgery at David Grant Medical Center. Serves as the on-site cardiovascular program social work point of contact for DOD and VA hospital administration. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position will remain open until 8/30/2021 with applicants being referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the open date.
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.