This clinician is administratively within the Mental Health Service Line at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System, with assignment to the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. This position maybe filled under the disciplines of Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor. 1. The incumbent will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. Performs insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness involving psychiatric, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia and other high-risk diagnoses. 2. The incumbent is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines, adjusting the treatment plan as appropriate. 3. The incumbent will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. 4. The incumbent will provide individual, family and group counseling using evidence based practice modalities within a recovery focused framework. 5. The incumbent will provide consultation/education to Veterans and families regarding community resources and VA benefits. 6. The incumbent will act as a consultant to other team/staff members. 7. The incumbent will provide consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. 8. The incumbent will act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. 9. The incumbent will provide case management to Veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. 10. The incumbent will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. 11. The incumbent will address Advance Directives and in accordance with the standards of their work area. 12. The incumbent will provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate patient/family support groups as appropriate. 13. The incumbent will as appropriate, supervise the practice of social work students, or a less experienced social worker. 14. The incumbent will coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans. 15. The incumbent will participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager. 16. The incumbent will maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with Joint Commission, VA and medical center policy and procedures. 17. The incumbent will assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death. 18. The incumbent will document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, possible evening clinic Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure 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.