The Social Worker in Recovery Services (RS) provides professional Social Work services and substance use disorder treatment, along with general and specialized mental health care to patients at the VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. Major Duties include but are not limited to: Provide specialized treatment services, within the following components of the division: Assessment and treatment planning; Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Low Intensity Rehabilitation/Aftercare, Ambulatory Detoxification, Opioid Substitution, Smoking Cessation and Dual Diagnosis treatment. Conducts triage, assessment and treatment planning in the community at another facility (e.g. hospitals, emergency services, shelters or in the court), or at the Veteran's home. Coordinate services with other staff members in the division to ensure a 'warm handoff' and rapid admission into the appropriate treatment group or intervention. Responsible for providing information to the community in various forums about Recovery Services and the referral process and also provides trainings to the community on various topics. Provides Social Work services and general and specialized mental health care to patients and their families or significant others as applicable, applying knowledge of treatment for substance use disorder and mental health disorders, other clinical and social issues, group and individual therapy and family treatment methods in order to help patients improve medical, mental health and social functioning, abstain from substances, maintain community living and limit the need for hospitalization and other intensive intervention. Provides Social Work services to patients, families and significant others as needed to establish linkages to resource systems. Performs independent intake interviews on patients to accomplish initial data gathering necessary to evaluate, recommend options and treat substance use disorders, mental disorders and other clinical or social issues. Independently completes psychosocial assessments and Brief Addiction Monitors (BAM's) to formulate treatment plans defined by problems, goals, objectives and interventions. Fully participates in treatment team meetings to communicate assessment and intervention activities to multidisciplinary team members, with whom the Social Worker collaborates on the plan of care. Prepares documentation, clinical summaries, encounter forms and other statistical reports to disseminate pertinent information while adhering to VA and regulatory standards (JC, CARF) and specifically Ambulatory Care Center, BHS and RS policies, procedures and guidelines. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., One day per week Noon to 8:30 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.