*The closing date has been extended to 4/30/2021.* The VA Central California Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified and motivated Social Worker to service as a Psych Inpatient Social Worker in the Emergency Department, within Mental Health Service. The incumbent is responsible or the management, coordination and provision of social work services to Veterans and their families on the Psych Ward. Conduct Psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines Participates in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge planes are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate Provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate Provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits Act as a consultant to other team/staff members Provide consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure Act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed Provide case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care Provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate Will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area Will provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate Will as appropriate, supervise the practice of social work students, or a less experience social worker Coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans Participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JCAHO, VA and medical center policy and procedures Assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death Document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care Participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends Other duties assigned by the Section Chief, Acute-Psychiatric Service
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.