The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health System (ECHCS), Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Social Worker HUDVASH SUD, for the at the PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic or Pueblo Outpatient Clinic located in Pueblo, Colorado. You will be required to operate a government vehicle to drive throughout the community. The incumbent is responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities: The incumbent will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. The incumbent is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. The incumbent will provide appropriate services based Veterans' needs, acuity level, and preferences for care. Veterans will be reassessed on a regular basis, no less than quarterly and in accordance with local policy, for changes in their needs, acuity level, and preferences for care. These will be documented in MH Suite. The incumbent will utilize Housing First and other evidence-based practice models to promote Veteran engagement and self-efficacy. The incumbent will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines as appropriate and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. The incumbent will provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. The incumbent will provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. The incumbent will act as a consultant to other team/staff members. The incumbent will act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. The incumbent will provide case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. The incumbent will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice and with clinical supervision, which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. The incumbent will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. The incumbent will provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. The incumbent will coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans. The incumbent will participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager. The incumbent will maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JC, CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures. With clinical supervision, the incumbent will assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death. The incumbent will document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. The incumbent will participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekend The incumbent will maintain familiarity and responsibility for all performance measures relating to the HUD-VASH Program. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. May be required to work some evenings Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598739300
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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.