The Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Network is recruiting for a Senior Social Worker, for the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Program . The Senior Social Worker is part of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), located at the Bakersfield Community Based Outpatient Clinic, providing clinical and program activities for a special population of mental health patients who require expert levels of psychosocial intervention. The Senior Social Worker will provide clinical and program activities for a special population of mental health patients in primary care who require expert levels of psychological intervention. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in specialty areas, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Providing medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses, substance abuse disorders, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. Conducting assessments using psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within scope of practice and determines priority for services, providing care management, comprehensive treatment services that are evidence based, recovery oriented and data driven. Working proactively and consistently with PACT teams to ensure continuity of care by providing consultation regarding clinical needs, treatment plans, and case management services for assigned patients consistent with program goals. Providing evidence-based interventions with interdisciplinary treatment teams in the delivery of services where there is an overlap of clinical responsibility. Identifying problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. Collaborating and consults with other interdisciplinary treatment teams and programs to promote and enhance the care of patients, focusing on assessment and treatment to insure timely and accessible care. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.