This is an internal job announcement. Current permanent Aleda E. Lutz employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under this announcement. An external announcement will open with the announcement number CBSR-11101284-21-JM. Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. If you wish to apply using your Veterans Preference, you may also apply under the external announcement as well. WOMEN VETERANS PROGRAM: 35% The role of the Assistant Women Veterans Program Manager Social Worker (AWVPM Social Worker) is to provide clinical and administrative support in the implementation of services for Women Veterans. The WVP Social Worker assists in the execution of comprehensive planning for women's health issues that improve the overall quality of care provided to Women Veterans. The AWVPM Social Worker demonstrates integration of biopsychosocial concepts, cognitive skills and technically competent SW practice in providing coordination to Women Veterans. The AWVPM Social Worker's responsibilities will include a variety of program management duties including outreach, survey readiness, monitoring of environment of care needs, assisting with implementation of strategic planning goals, review/expansion of programs and services as well as programmatic coverage in the absence of the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM). There will also be clinical tasks that involve specialized case management and focused group work. PACT SOCIAL WORKER: 65% The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) is a comprehensive team which delivers primary care to Veteran patients in a longitudinal rather than episodic fashion and which has its focus: prevention; health promotion, coordination and chronic disease management. The Social Worker in this Veteran centric approach often functions as a care coordinator with a panel of Veterans to ensure that health care meets the needs, as defined by the Veteran. Social Workers are uniquely prepared for this role by virtue of their education, training, and experience which prepares them to understand the person-in-situation and the influences that family and community have in impacting the health care needs of Veterans. The incumbent must have a high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans in the Primary Care Clinic and/or their families. Must independently complete thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. Must actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. The SW collaborates with Veterans and families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals and interventions. Must possess a working knowledge and experience with the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses, substance abuse disorders, common medications and their effects/side effects and medical terminology. Must collaborate with the family and the treatment team to ensure appropriate community placements are completed in a timely manner. Must serve as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services. Must provide consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs. Individuals assigned as GS-11 social workers are considered to be at the full performance level. A GS-11 social worker has a Masters Degree in Social Work granted by a graduate program fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. Duties include but are not limited to: The function of the AWVPM is to assist in coordinating the provision of comprehensive health care services to women veterans; medical and/or surgical health care services and psychosocial care of their physical and mental health needs. The incumbent also assists in ensuring the coordination and provision of gender-specific and gynecological services; counseling and treatment for sexual trauma; appropriate psychiatric services such as drug and alcohol treatment and group therapy, which may have gender variations; endocrinology; and oncology (breast and reproductive cancers) to eligible women veterans. The AWVPM supports the WVPM in implementation of an aggressive outreach program to identify and locate women veterans in need of health care services. Uses a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans and their families/significant others. Receives referrals that typically originate from any member of the interdisciplinary team, from Veterans and/or their families who call or walk-in for assistance, and from community professionals. Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday). Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Social Worker (Assistant Woman's Veterans Program Manager) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
Internal Number: 599636400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.