The selected candidate is a professional social worker who will be assigned to a Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) team for the SE Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program Team (BHIP) is a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals and administrative staff that provide comprehensive accessible patient centered mental health care in partnership with the Veteran and the Veteran's significant other and/or family. The BHIP team manages, coordinates, and provides Veteran-centered, recovery-oriented, and evidence-based care that is consistent with the Veteran's identified treatment goals. This team approach allows for close collaboration and assistance both with clinical and administrative needs and coverage. Medical Support Assistants provide scheduling and other administrative support as needed for the BHIP Teams. This mature clinic allows clinical staff to receive mentoring from seasoned staff and obtain training for professional growth and licensure on a regular basis. The program also allows for teaching of social work interns, non-independently licensed social workers, and other staff throughout the Mental Health Service, as well as self-initiated program improvement projects. BHIP at the SAVAHCS is on the cutting edge of innovation and transformation to improve team collaboration and empower Veterans to work toward recovery. Clinicians who work at the SAVAHCS need not worry about insurance companies, and they find the fully integrated medical record ideal for close collaboration of care. Performing mental status exams (MSE) Identifying psychiatric manifestations of various medical conditions Assessing and intervening with patients of suspected abuse Providing evidence based psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups, with a particular focus on Veterans experiencing PTSD Screening for and diagnosing PTSD and other trauma-related diagnoses Monitoring high-risk patients Working in collaboration with the Suicide prevention team and the Local Recovery Coordinator Performing advanced level management interventions in the treatment of veterans with poly-trauma injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and serious mental illness Facilitating completion of advance directives and psychiatric advance directives with Veterans and their families Providing documentation per the SAVAHCS policies Completing statistical and other reports in accordance with the SAVAHCS and respective professional discipline service policies Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, a compressed work schedule will be considered for highly qualified candidates Telework: This position is 50% telework and 50% face to face 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.