This Clinical Social Worker is assigned to the Mental Health Service functioning as an Emergency Services Program Nocturnist for the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OJGVAMC) in Iron Mountain, MI. This position provides and facilitates services during off-tour hours to medical staff on matters pertaining to mental health evaluations, commitments, treatments, referral services, and other related areas to ensure operational compliance to VA policies as well as legal mandates and statutes. This Clinical Social Worker is responsible for consulting, advising, and providing mental health crisis and suicide intervention to Veterans in the Urgent Care Department of the OGJVAMC or via telehealth from community hospital emergency departments in the OGJVAMC catchment area. Significant aspects of the work include reviewing and evaluating mental and behavioral health crises, facilitating involuntary psychiatric evaluation and commitment requests; deploying resources and formulating recommendations and positive interventions for a wide variety of crisis situations. Major Functions: - Participates in direct Veteran, family and caregiver care to identify and assess risk, safety, supports and to develop and apply direct clinical treatment interventions and case management. - Responsible for developing and establishing linkages and collaborates on VA Mental Health Emergency Services efforts with community healthcare and social service agencies. - May supervise and participate in the training of Social Workers, Volunteers, and Students; participates as required and requested in orientation, training and staff development programs involving Social Workers in each product line in the hospital. - Advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center on Mental Health Emergency Services providing ongoing consultation and support. Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 8 pm-8 am; Weekends/Holidays 8 am-8 am. Specific schedules within these timeframes to be determined upon selection. Coverage of these timeframes to be scheduled across multiple staff. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation Expenses: Not authorized Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Telework: Not available
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.