The incumbent is a clinical social worker assigned to the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) Medical Center Primary Care and Specialty Care clinics. The social worker's responsibilities include the assessment of mental health and psychosocial problems, often at a time when the Veteran is experiencing crisis and includes the provision of short-term, solution-focused interventions and counseling/psychotherapy with Veterans. The social worker conducts psychosocial/mental health assessments of Veterans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran, family members, caregivers, and/or significant others. The goal of the assessment is to identify needs and formulate a plan to meet those needs. The social worker is knowledgeable of the range of treatment and skills needed for all adult patients including mental health patients related to their physical limitations, psychological needs and age associated illnesses and conditions. The social worker must be knowledgeable of the problems of mental health and respect for the diversification of the mental health Veteran population, being sensitive to human growth and development, age-appropriate needs and concerns of the mental health Veteran. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 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 is mindful of keeping their supervisor apprised of problems and recommended solutions to problems encountered in the incumbent's area of responsibility. The work worker is responsible for furthering one's own professional growth through continuing education and for ensuring continuing education appropriate to the area of assignment. 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 at an advanced level and independently 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
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.