The incumbent is a professional social worker assigned to the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Charleston, SC or designated CBOC. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans and their families/significant others. As the GS 12 Senior Social Worker, the incumbent may be requested to serve as the primary point of contact at their designated CBOC but only at the direction of the PACT supervisor or SW Chief. Clinical Functions: Incumbent is a professional social worker assigned to the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) panels, Charleston, SC or designated CBOC. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans and their families/significant others. Social work responsibilities include the assessment of psychosocial problems that cause distress, often impacting the health condition and creating barriers to care. These stressors can include adjustment to the current medical problems, and inadequate housing and transportation. Referrals typically originate from any member of the interdisciplinary team, from Veterans and/or their families who call or walk-in for assistance, and from community professionals. The incumbent must complete thorough assessments to determine the underlying causes of the presenting problem(s), the interpersonal and environmental factors impacting the problem, and its effect on the patient's ability and desire to comply with the treatment recommendations by the multidisciplinary team. Administrative Functions: The incumbent Is responsible for supporting the mission, policies, and procedures of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the appropriate Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and the facility. He/She Is willing to serve on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility as deemed appropriate by the Chief of Social Work Services. The incumbent Is mindful of keeping their supervisor apprised of problems and recommended solutions to problems encountered in the incumbent's area of responsibility. He/She Is responsible for furthering one's own professional growth through continuing education and for ensuring continuing education appropriate to the area of assignment. The Senior Social Worker is able to provide assistance with the orientation and learning of less experienced social workers and, if interested, to serve as a field instructor for graduate level social work students. He/she is able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in the use of software applications by drafting documents and data management as well as other computer systems in us by VHA. The incumbent is able to maintain a level of productivity and quality consistent with the complexity of the assignment and consistent with Social Work standards, Joint Commission standards, and facility standards. He/she is willing to modify tour of duty as necessary to accommodate the needs of Veteran patients. Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned and deemed necessary by Chief, Social Work Service. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 0800am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599760000
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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.