This position is for a Social Work Program Coordinator, Behavioral Health Interprofessional Program (BHIP) in the Mental Health Service of VAAAHS. A Mental Health Clinic BHIP consists of multidisciplinary staff and serves veterans with psychiatric, substance use, psychosocial and medical issues. The incumbent personally delivers and also oversees the delivery of comprehensive services and activities which serve veterans with a wide range of Mental Health Diagnosis. Responsibilities, which include the operation and management of key clinical, training, or administrative activities for a Behavioral Health Interprofessional Program in the Mental Health Clinic. Has direct responsibility for the professional activities of approximately 10 FTE including: Psychiatrists, Nurses (RN and LPN), Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and Peer Support Specialists. Responsibilities include knowledge, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures for the BHIP, as well as oversight of administrative and programmatic resources. Further, responsibilities include monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process for a program that delivers specialized, complex, highly professional services that are important components of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and significantly affect the health care provided to veterans. Serves on committees representing the VAAAHS Mental Health Service as needed. Provides clinical consultation to various disciplines and levels of training (psychology practicum students, psychology interns, psychology postdoctoral residents, psychiatry residents, nursing, medical residents, medical students, social work trainees). Provide leadership, guidance, and consultation on staff education and development. Orients, teaches and serves as a consultant to other Medical Center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the biopsychosocial characteristics and appropriate recovery-based treatment expectations regarding their patients. Assists Veterans in preparation of materials needed for applications to various agencies for entitlements. Identifies, develops and facilitates accessibility and utilization of VA and community resources to meet the needs of Veterans and clinics. Serves as a clinic consultant for information on negotiating the complex processes Veterans encounter when interacting with government and community agencies. Provides back-up coverage for Mental Health Service staff as requested to do so by the Chief and/or his/her delegates, Mental Health Service. Responsible to stay abreast of new clinical and administrative requirements, initiatives and resources within the VA relevant to Mental Health. Incumbent also stays abreast of current theory and treatment relevant to the patient population, by reading professional journals, attending conferences, clinic seminars and teleconferences. Develops and makes enhancements to treatment programming. Comply with VA, State licensure, and NASW standards of conduct so as you avoid conflicts of interest. Follow local policies and SOPs as outlined in the incumbent's designated program. Actively participate in offered trainings and take responsibility for improving professional skills. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 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.