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 purpose of this assignment is to provide the full range of comprehensive professional social work services to veterans and their families who are outpatients at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto Division. The areas to which the incumbent is assigned to provide and/or arrange for the delivery of services may include the following areas: Emergency Room, Primary Care (PAD) and various specialty outpatient clinics based at Palo Alto Division. The incumbent works independently as an advance practice senior social worker, licensed at the highest level in the state where licensed. The incumbent is assigned administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. These assigned areas involve work with special patient populations with highly complex health and/or mental health problems. The incumbent has experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, having at least two years of specialized social work practice. The incumbent is also required to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective social work practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced social workers, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification. Location Incumbent is stationed at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto Division. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: Position eligible
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.