The incumbent social worker will be assigned to the Community Living Center(CLC). This incumbent will be a member of an interdisciplinary team and is primarily responsible for completing psychosocial history and assessments, completing the psychosocial portions of the care plan, and Minimum data set (MDS). Responsibilities include the management, coordination and provision of social work services to veterans and their families in the inpatient setting. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. Active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. Participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. Provide individual, family, and group counseling as appropriate. They will assist patients and their significant others with copingand dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness, and death. Provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. Provide consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure Provide case management to veterans and families, 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 and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. As appropriate, supervise the practice of social work students, or a less experienced 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 Social Work Supervisor. Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JC, 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 to accommodate patient care needs on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Complete other SW duties as assigned. This will include, but isn't limited to, coverage on other units in the hospital during planned and unplanned absences of other SW staff. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599230200
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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.