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 Assigned to Social Work Service to provide care to inpatients at Sacramento VA Medical Center, as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment teams. The incumbent is responsible for clinical Social Work practice in the area or program to which assigned, including promotion of Social Work services as a key component of treatment. The incumbent coordinates clinical and psychosocial services and is accountable for the overall effectiveness of the services provided, modifying services to best meet the treatment needs of veterans and to promote efficient practice under the direction of a Senior Social Worker. The incumbent provides weekend and holiday coverage for the inpatient units and Emergency Department as assigned. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Clinical Functions: The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the basic psychosocial problems of veterans. Referrals typically originate from members of the interdisciplinary team and from veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must complete assessments to determine the presenting problem, to determine in-home factors impacting the problem, and to determine obstacles to treatment and/or discharge and to follow through with recommended treatments. Employs, establishes, and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and/or their families who are experiencing medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Completes thorough psychosocial assessments, including psychosocial diagnosis and high-risk assessments, to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must be able to utilize this assessment in facilitating the veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of independence, post-discharge; that is possible and practicable. Actively participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and actively participates through collaboration with veterans and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals, interventions, and discharge plans. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm 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.