This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting for a full time Senior Social Workers in the Geriatric/Extended Care Service line. Major Duties include, but are not limited to: Develop, evaluate, and communicate standards, policies, procedures, and plans of care for Geriatrics programs. Ensure that a comprehensive Geriatrics and dementia care date tracker is kept up to date. Identify and develop program resources in the community. Complete initial screening and evaluation of Veterans to determine various geriatric services. Develop a treatment plan for the Veteran in collaboration with the referring and Geriatrics and dementia care interdisciplinary team, the Veteran, family members, and caregivers. Serve as a liaison between the Geriatrics Team provider and specialists and veteran and/or family. Educate the veteran and/or caregiver of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the Veteran's preference or that of his surrogate decision-maker. Develop a resource file of VA and community social service programs and refer Veterans to needed services. Make rapid assessment and develop crisis management plans to maintain a patient in the home or for admission to acute, short and/or long term placements. Coordinate referrals to non-institutional services in collaboration with team members. Work Schedule: Monday through 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.