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 PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Flagstaff Senior Advanced Practice Social Worker (SW) is located at the Flagstaff Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in northern Arizona. The position falls under the PCT, which is part of the Mental Health and Behavior Science (MHBS) Service Line of the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS). Duties of the position include but are not limited to: Providing expert mental health assessment and psychotherapy services for Veterans, ensuring compliance with VHA, NAVAHCS and VA Mental Health initiatives. Providing crisis assessment, treatment and dispositioning of high-risk Veterans and their families including via telemental health and video-to-home. Documenting services provided in a comprehensive and timely manner consistent with VHA, Joint Commission and Social Work standards. Consulting with, serving as a liaison to and providing referrals to NAVAHCS and VA mental health, medical and other services to include: CBOC teams, VA inpatient psychiatric inpatient units, Domiciliary, Homeless Programs, Justice Outreach, Suicide Prevention (SP), Psychosocial Recovery and Rehabilitation Center (PRRC), Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR), Substance Abuse Services (SUDS), Military2VA(M2VA), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Visually Impaired Services Team (VIST), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Community Living Center (CLC), Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) and Medical Foster Home (MFH). Consultation includes addressing highly medically and/or psychiatrically complex and/or high-risk Veterans. Consulting with, serving as a liaison to and providing referrals to community agencies and resources. Including keeping abreast of state and community resources and serving as a consultant for information on negotiating the complex processes that Veterans, their families and caregivers encounter when interacting with other government and community agencies. Consultation includes addressing highly medically and/or psychiatrically complex and/or high risk Veterans. Participating in outreach activities (e.g., Veteran Stand Downs; Vet Centers; community hospitals; resource fairs, etc.), at times serving as a liaison for the various MHBS and NAVAHCS services listed in #1 above. Working with MHBS, NAVAHCS and as appropriate VISN and VACO, in the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical guidelines, protocols and outcomes to ensure maximal access to and utilization of mental health services, especially those related to PTSD. Teaching, orienting and/or providing consultation to less experienced social workers. Providing clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. 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.