The Social Worker-Mental Health Outpatient Clinic position is located in the Mental Health Service at the Tomah VA Medical Center. The Social Worker assesses and treats the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans. The Social Worker provides a variety of psychological services to Veterans, including psychological assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment in the Tomah Mental Health Outpatient Clinic under the administrative supervision of the Mental Health Outpatient Program Manager/Chief of Psychology. The incumbent will consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. In addition to these primary responsibilities, they may provide consultation or program oversight, be involved in program evaluation, training, educational activities, and other duties as assigned. The Social Worker at the full performance level of the GS-11. Duties include: -Conduct screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders with an emphasis on the application of goal-oriented, evidence-based approaches. -Administer, score, and review rating scales, questionnaires or other measurement based tools in an effort to assess emotional, functional or psychological conditions as well as establish Veteran-focused, individualized, treatment planning. -Provide psychological prevention services for those at significant risk for psychological problems. -Provide psychological interventions to manage pain, disability, address sleep problems, facilitate weight loss, promote smoking cessation, and enhance medical compliance. -Monitor treatment progress using measurement based tools, and recommending adjustments to the treatment plan as appropriate. -Provide services to the families of Veterans when such care is directly related to the overall treatment plan for the Veteran and will allow better care for the Veteran, or will allow the family to sustain the Veteran in the home environment. -May provide services through the use of telemental health technology. -Must possess and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Discloser 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.