The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Social Worker Program Manager. The SW Program Manager directs the administrative and clinical aspects of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WPVP) across the VA ECHCS System at the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center, in Aurora, Colorado. Will need to operate a government vehicle to drive between facilities The Program Manager directs the administrative and clinical aspects of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program across the VA ECHCS System. The incumbent has responsibility for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing as Chair of the Disruptive Behavior Committee (DBC), serving on the Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment (WBRA) team, serving as the Mental Health Representative Employee Threat Assessment Team (ETAT) representative, serving on the facility Workplace Violence Prevention Oversight Committee and consulting to the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior Trainers. As Chair of the DBC, the Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day business of the committee, producing agenda and minutes and follow-up of all decisions of the DBC at the monthly meetings, maintaining knowledge and use of the latest evidence-based risk assessment and management literature and tools, conducting clinical threat/risk assessments of Veterans and veteran-generated disruptive behavior to determine recommendations for risk mitigation to use in consultation with providers, clinical staff and DBC members, informing and providing clinical intervention in cases of disruptive or violent behavior history or assessed risk for such behavior, providing education to staff, and providing timely and accurate responses to action items regarding the DBC or Workplace Violence Prevention Program. The Program Manager will interpret and write policies, procedures and program guidelines in the development, planning, operations, and continuous performance improvement of the program. The Program Manager will serve on the Employee Threat Assessment Team (ETAT), and serves as consultant to the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) program. The Program Manager will collaborate with other departments to manage the use of data related to these programs regarding day to day functioning, effectiveness, and program evaluation. The Program Manager will also assist in educating staff in recognizing signs and factors of potential danger, ways to de-escalate disruptions, and identifying VA resources that can directly address individual needs to help improve the quality of veteran care and reduce overall risk. In conjunction with ECHCS Executive Leadership, the Mental Health Service, and HR. The Program Manager will plan, organize and direct administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the program. The Program Manager will collaborate effectively with legal representatives, the Office of the Inspector General, court officials including the Assistant U.S. Attorney, police (VA and community), and other consumers and/or community providers when necessary. The Program Manager will be responsible for responding to FOIA and Congressional requests and inquiries directed to the DBC and/or the WVPP. Overall, the position and the program will benefit veterans and employees working together as partners in making the VA facilities safer and more effective in treatment and operations. Responsible for the clinical and administrative operation of the program as well as education and training of staff, in conjunction with other VA professionals. Expected to adhere to service standards regarding matters of timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and quantity of work produced. Cohesive team of staff from a variety of disciplines and supervisory chains of authority to provide an effective, recovery oriented treatment program. Maintains primary responsibility for the development and implementation of all Medical Center policies related to the program area. Must work with several different services and programs (i.e. Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, SW, safety Officials, VA Police, Senior Leadership, Regional Council, Pharmacy, and others) to develop specific procedures. Oversight and administrative authority over all programming and participates in program development, implementation, and evaluation. Works closely with Mental Health Service leadership to develop strategic plans for the growth and development. Expected to remain engaged with service and hospital activities by serving on committees, participating in workgroups, and engaging in educational activities for staff and trainees. Works with the service and hospital Accreditation Committees to ensure that all programming, documentation, and the physical environment meet or exceed current standards. Ensure VA ECHCS is in full compliance with all VHA directives and other regulations. Have at least 2 years in an area of specialized social work practice and licensed or hold certification in a state at the advanced practice level. All Social Workers adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0730-1600 Telework Authorized: Yes 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.