The incumbent provides emergent and urgent coverage in the Emergency Room and Mental Health Intake Clinic. The incumbent independently conducts psychosocial assessments, and develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Provides emergent and urgent coverage in the Emergency Room and Mental Health Intake Clinic. The incumbent independently conducts psychosocial assessments, and develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. The incumbent possesses the knowledge and ability to independently Implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Coordinates community based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management, services. The incumbent provides crisis Intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. The incumbent has working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures which include acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. The incumbent is able to independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. The incumbent evaluates own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means. The incumbent is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. General knowledge of veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service connected compensation, non-service connected pension and facilitates referrals based upon veteran's needs and eligibility. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. The incumbent is able to provide the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. The incumbent handles conflict and problems in dealing with the consumer constructively and appropriately. Provides direct clinical social worker service to patients and families, provides consultation to other services and to the community; education to patients, families and hospital staff on a wide range of topics. Working knowledge and skill in the use of word-processing, data management and other computer systems, especially those programs used by VHA. Work Schedule: Part Time, 20 hours per week. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600283100
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.