The Suicide Prevention Case Manager Social Worker is a professional whose duties and responsibilities relate to the comprehensive case management of veterans who are identified as "high risk" for suicide or suicide behaviors. This social worker must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of at risk veterans as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care. This position is located within the Mental Health Service Line. Duties of this position are, but not limited to: Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members Active participant in the treatment planning process with multiple disciplines/programs. Assist clinical staff in developing safety plans for identified high risk patients. Take an active role with Veteran care within the psychiatric unit and MHRRTP. Participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate including arranging for appointments to meet their mental health and physical needs. Assist veterans in developing a safety plan. Provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. Act as a consultant to Treatment team members physicians and other staff of the Central Iowa VA Medical Center and to employees of external agencies. Provide consultation/education to medical residents/students on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. Act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599493200
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.