Home Based Program Coordinator (HBPC) is an extended care program at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in the Geriatrics Extended Care Line (GEC) that uses an interdisciplinary team, working with primary care providers to deliver healthcare services to patients in their homes, in concert with family and community support. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Social Worker- Program Coordinator, GS-13 (1) Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidates may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. (2) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. (3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility. Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care. Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget. Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations. (4) Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. At this grade level, social worker program coordinators oversee the administrative and clinical aspects of a major specialty treatment program, such as, but not limited to: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Home-Based Primary Care, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Caregiver Support Program or Transition and Care Management Program, or a combination of programs located at one facility or multiple divisions of a facility. They are responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services provided, and admission criteria for the program. The program coordinator may or may not have supervisory responsibilities. They have full responsibility for all phases of service delivery for a major specialty program. The program coordinator is responsible for the program's resource and fiscal management, monitoring control points developing the annual budget, operating within that budget, and accounting for appropriated funds. They are administratively responsible for the programming and operations of the program assigned, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Program coordinators provide leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs for assigned staff. They initiate and conduct program or service audits and complete designated clinical practice audits and reports, including productivity. Program coordinators oversee program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data, developing and implementing ideas for improvement, and evaluating efficacy of improvement efforts.] References: VA Handbook 5005,/120 Part II Appendix G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 13. Physical Requirements: The physical demands involve primarily walking, talking, driving, using the telephone etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day to day activities. This position may also required light lifting under 15 pounds, light carrying under 15 pounds, use of fingers, both hands required, walking up to 4 hours, standing up to 2 hours, climbing - legs only up to one hour, the ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other , use of computer screens, and hearing aid is permitted. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Duties will typically include but are not limited to: HBPC provides care primarily to homebound or bed-bound patients. Census includes patients with multiple interacting chronic medical problems requiring prolonged intervention to maintain status and to retard decline, palliative care or terminally ill patients who are not ready for hospice but require home support, and short-term convalescent patients who need healthcare teaching and monitoring. The age range of patients may be from 17 to 100+ years but is predominately elderly. The incumbent provides the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff, training of staff, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. The incumbent coordinates development and implementation of the HPBC Program specific to HBPC staff assignment. The incumbent coordinates program implementation with multiple clinical services on campus and Santa Fe, Gallup, and Rio Rancho locations within the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), including but not limited to nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social workers; and mental health and primary care providers. The incumbent may provide clinical interventions to the Veteran and caregiver populations served by the program. The HBPC Manager is also responsible for overall oversight of the HBPC Program and will manage and supervise all aspects of the program. This includes but is not limited to management and oversight of the Interdisciplinary Care Planning Process, Joint Commission standards, and ongoing assessment of home care services. Will perform additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday; Please discuss the work schedule if interviewed.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 00000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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