Suicide Prevention Coordinator is administratively responsible for the Suicide Prevention Program, a clinical program within the Social Work Service. Duties include, but not limited to: Oversees the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Provide leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs for assigned staff. Initiate and conduct a variety of program or service audits and complete designated clinical practice audits and reports, including productivity assessments. Oversee program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data, developing and implementing ideas for improvement and evaluating efficacy of improvement efforts. Develops, implements, evaluates and reports on program performance; including assigned measures, monitors, data and other metrics of interest. Develops monitoring tools to track program performance. Submits action plans to address areas requiring improvement. Ensures that social work practice in assigned settings is evidence-based and in keeping with recognized social work treatment methods. Explains veteran's treatment and progress to third parties as appropriate. Manages the quality control and evaluation of the professional services provided. Devises methods of obtaining data and evaluates data to determine the effectiveness of treatment. Identifies consistent qualities of successful treatment and of failed treatment. Coordinates team reviews of medical records and assures that the documentation of the assigned staff reflects the services provided and meets requirements of JCAHO, VHA, Medical Center, and Social Work Service documentation policies and standards. Networks with community agencies in suggest of appropriate Veteran referrals to the program, as appropriate. Acts as a liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relations duties as needed. Travels where necessary, or as assigned in the capacity of community outreach support. The incumbent will maintain a current, unrestricted driver's license. Document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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.