The Social Worker is assigned by the Chief, Social Work to positions in Medicine and Surgery, Primary & Specialty Care, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Extended Care, Homeless Services, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), Health Care Centers (HCCs) and other community based VA programs and clinics, for the W. G. Hefner VA Medical Clinic's locations in Salisbury, Charlotte and Kernersville, NC. This vacancy could also be use to fill positions from the Asheville Social Work Service. This is an open continuous announcement until September 30, 2021. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available for Salisbury, Charlotte, Kernersville and Asheville. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be April 15, 2021, with subsequent cut-off date for referral on the 1st and 15th of each month. Interacts with Veterans, family members, significant others, and VA and non-VA community health care providers, community agencies and resource programs as Veterans move through the health care continuum; Actively participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and collaborates with veterans and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of a client centered treatment plan; Develops professional relationships with the Veterans and similar-interest groups where he or she is ready to engage in treatment; Implements working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology; Serves as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services, coordinating veteran and family involvement in the development of treatment plans and aftercare; and Provides consultation as needed to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the veteran's health care planning, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning. Work Schedule: Position is categorized as an administrative work week, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Occasional overtime, weekends, and holidays may be required as needed. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Functional Statement: Social Worker-Generalist, GS-0185-9/11.
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.