Forth Worth Outpatient Clinic, Mental Health Clinical Psychiatric Outpatient Team is an intensive case management, evidence-based psychotherapy program for Veterans living with mental health illness, severe mental health illness and mental health dual diagnosis. Forth Worth Outpatient Clinic, Mental Health Clinical Psychiatric Outpatient Team is an interdisciplinary Behavior Health Team-Base Care Program (BHIP). Functions/Duties: Performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness as it relates to mental health illness, severe mental health illness and comorbid substance use disorders. Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved scope of practice. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs of mental health, severe mental health, substance use disorders and comorbid. Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty population or specialty treatment program. Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services, utilizing outcome evaluations and use of evidence-based treatment modalities that are effective with Veterans who struggle with mental health illness, severe mental health illness, comorbid and substance use disorders along with medically and psychiatrically complex conditions. Incumbent also provides specialized assessments, and treatment planning, as well as mental health, severe mental health, substance use disorders and comorbid consultation, to other team members to provide interventions and strategies for engagement for difficult to engage clients. Independently conducts comprehensive assessments and develops treatment plans in collaboration with Veteran, family, and interdisciplinary treatment team. Monitors e-consults, complete assessments, and make recommendations to the Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic Mental Health Clinic Psychiatric Outpatient Team SHIP Team in addition to provide direct clinical care to Veterans struggling with mental health illness, severe mental health illness, substance use disorder and comorbid concerns. Develops and maintains effective partnerships with other VANTHCS mental health, severe mental health, substance abuse disorders and comorbid leadership guidelines regarding access to VA mental health programs within VISN 17, including use of VA contracted care. Participates in Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic Mental Health Clinic Psychiatric Outpatient Team, team meetings related to Veterans enrolled in mental health programs to ensure good transitions of care for population served. Develops and provides ongoing training and in-services to multidisciplinary team members in area of expertise. In addition to the specialty specific job duties listed above the Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic Mental Health Clinic Psychiatric Outpatient Team Senior Social Worker is also required to perform the general social worker duties required as a clinician in the Mental Health Division listed below: Develops effective and strong relationships with community resources to ensure continuity of care and to promote successful transitions of services. Incumbent has advanced skills in community partnership building and is able to expertly represent .the VANTHCS. Responsible for ensuring that VANTHCS is compliant with all regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the population served and monitors medical center performance related to population served. Develops and maintains treatment and documentation standards that meet the expectations and requirements of Joint Commission accreditation. Performs additional and special assignments that are related to program goals, and the needs of clients, including social work coverage during staff absences and staffing shortage. Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides crisis intervention services. Completes suicide risk screens and documents assessments as required by policy. Completes comprehensive assessments and collaborative safety plans when clinically indicated and provides follow-up appointments for all Veterans upon initiation of the "High Risk for Potential Suicide List" in compliance with VA policy. Provides follow up with Veterans who fail to attend appointments, per local procedures, and consults with Suicide Prevention Coordinator or member of Suicide Risk Reduction Committee or direct supervisor as needed to ensure the safety and welfare of all Veterans. Provides wellness/prevention education and facility patient and family support groups as appropriate. Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.