Social Worker (Program Coordinator-Med Acute Care) EDRP/Recruitment Incentive
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, Texas, Texas
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 721298900
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. Basic Qualifications: Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. Education. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determination: GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator) Experience/Education. The candidate must have One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in administration, demonstrating progressively more professional competency skills and judgment. The candidate may have a certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty. Licensure/Certification. Social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. Preferred Experience: Prior experience in role, setting or working with population served EBP certification Clinical supervision certification Quality or utilization management experience Former VA Trainee References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39, Social Worker qualification standards. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Physical demands of the work are generally minor and are generally sedentary in nature but may require occasional travel. Physical activity involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing stairs, and carrying light items such as papers, books, or other supplies. The incumbent uses a computer and standard office equipment to complete tasks. The emotional demands can be stressful in working with the Veteran/Patient population and their families/caregivers. A level of self-awareness is essential. ["This position is located at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, TX. The Inpatient Acute Care Social Worker Coordinator works independently as an advance practice social worker, assisting hospitalized Veterans and their families navigate the process of illness and injury, from hospitalization to post-care transition. The incumbent has specialized knowledge, understanding, and experience in medical social work and complex dispositions that result in prolonged hospitalizations. The incumbent will work with an interdisciplinary team providing psychosocial services and facilitating post-care transitions to Veterans with highly complex health, mental health, and psychosocial needs, and as such must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be adept in the areas of advocacy and negotiation within the context of an interconnected professional team of providers, Veterans and other stakeholders. The incumbent will be assigned a caseload of complex cases and will function as a lead social worker. The incumbent is a professional social worker assigned to Inpatient Acute Care Medical/Surgical and ICU units and must demonstrate the following skills: Ability to independently conduct admission assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. Participate as an active member in the treatment planning process with other disciplines and ensure that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. Ability to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. Incumbent can independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing advanced level case management interventions, individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. Must be knowledgeable regarding the processes relevant to psychiatric commitments and legal guardianships, and procedures to address Veterans who lack capacity to make medical decisions. Independently provide consultation service to other staff and peers providing services to Veterans hospitalized greater than 30 days. Provide direct psychosocial and discharge planning services to these Veterans. You will at a minimum complete the Yellow Belt Certification within 9 months. Track complex discharges, reporting on trends to determine areas for practice improvement with social work intervention. Develop and implement systems to track characteristics of patient stays leading to high resource utilization or suboptimal outcomes to facilitate continuous quality improvement activity. Provide quarterly training for the inpatient medical/surgical social work staff on relevant topics pertaining to their specific population and/or program. Assess high risk factors, acuity, and the need for services. Complete the C-SSRS, Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment, Suicide Behavior Overdose Report, and Suicide Prevention Safety Plan as per national and local policy. All documentation with use of appropriate template(s) is to be placed in CPRS on all patients with suicidal ideation and on any patient whose record is flagged \"High Risk for Suicide.\" Provide consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. Ability to provide coaching to new/graduate student social workers and to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placements. Ability to provide consultation/education to Veterans and families Advance Directives. Address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. Document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Demonstrate basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. You will participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends and holidays. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.