OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? This position is located at the VA Medical Center Iron Mountain, Michigan, and organizationally aligned under Nursing and Patient Care Service. The incumbent is a professional clinical social worker providing direct services to individuals and families, including work with individuals in groups. The incumbent is assigned to the Outpatient Primary Care and CBOCs (Community Based Outreach Clinics) include the Manistique Outreach Clinic with collateral duties providing coverage and assistance to CLC, Inpatient, Community Nursing Home visits, 4East and ICU. Major Duties: Independently conduct psychosocial assessments of a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. Offers psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Tailor patient care/support services to meet the needs of individual patients meeting broad program goals of VA healthcare systems. Independently work with patients and families who are experiencing emotional, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. Assesses the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members, and formulates and implements a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying, and screening patients for psychosocial needs Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the patient/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care Evaluates incumbents own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means Identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with patients and their families. Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs, and community agency programs Serves as liaison to community agencies and networks with agency representatives. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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.