The incumbent serves as a Senior Social Worker assigned to the Morristown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Morristown CBOC). He/She provides evidence based treatment (EBT) and intensive case management services for Veterans at an advanced practice level to promote sustained stability and addresses issues related to the Veterans MH diagnosis and other complex/diverse psychosocial problems Major duties and responsibilities include: Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Provides specialized evidence based treatment (EBT) for complex physical/mental illness and a full range of Social Work services for Veterans enrolled at Morristown CBOC and the surrounding CBOCs. Provides emergency intervention to Veterans in mental health crisis who may contact the Morristown CBOC and accept warm hand-offs from the VA Crisis Line. Coordinates services and provides case management services for Veterans with poly-trauma injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders. Provide services to homeless veterans and their families in the local area and ensure linkage to VA and community services. Provides consultation/education to Veterans, families, and staff regarding community resources, long-term care, end of life planning, advance directives, organ donation, VA benefits, mental health symptoms and available treatment, including EBTs. Assists patients, families and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death. Provides wellness/prevention education and facilitates patient/family support groups as appropriate. Provides all necessary assessment functions, e.g. interviewing, psychosocial histories, and referrals to aid in the development of treatment/recovery plans. Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. Work Schedule: 0745-1630 with 45 minute lunch break Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker/PD000185 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.