This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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 as its focus: prevention; health promotion, coordination and chronic disease management. The social worker in this Veterancentric 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. Incumbent is a practitioner providing direct patient care services in the program area. The incumbent ensures the Social Work program is following VHA directives and care is rendered pursuant to the guidance of Clinical Practice Guidelines. The incumbent is capable of practicing at the advanced level and has specialized knowledge of practice typically related to the Primary Care population. Incumbent should have at least 2 years in an area of specialized social work practice and be licensed or hold certification in a state at the independent practice level. Veterans treated come from a wide geographic area. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. Services may be provided in a variety of settings including but not limited to: Veterans' homes, community hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, assisted living facilities and community resource centers. Services may be provided in locations that are remote from the Medical Center, with limited or no on-site supervision. Current and unrestricted driver's license is required. Ability to drive in the community on freeways, highways, and surface streets in moderate to heavy traffic for several hours a day from moderate to high distances to conduct face-to-face visits with Veterans. The incumbent will conduct home visits in the community and in rural Northern Nevada and California. The Senior Social Worker may transport Veterans in government vehicles in support of meeting the goals identified in the Veteran's treatment/care plan. Provides additional PACT Social Work coverage to the emergency department, VASNHCS CBOCs and North Campus Clinic as needed or required. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD409330 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov., the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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.