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 Social Worker will be assigned to the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) within Social Work Services located at Henrico, Virginia. The PACT is a comprehensive team which delivers primary care to Veteran patients in a longitudinal rather than episodic fashion and which has as its focus: prevention; health promotion, coordination and chronic disease management. The Social Worker in this Veteran-centric approach often functions as a care coordinator with a panel of veterans to ensure that health care meets the needs, as defined by the Veteran. Duties include but may not be limited to: Independently completes thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families; Responsible for completing a thorough biopsychosocial assessment and treatment/discharge plan with the patient, family and other health care professionals; Provides psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds; Provides Interventions to increase access to care, including transportation assistance and advanced directives, economic assistance, including assistance with medical bills, financial aid services and strategies to increase income (employment, vocational rehabilitation, VA benefits, disability), and/or reduce expenses, find the appropriate housing for the patient's level of need; Serves as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services; Coordinates with VA staff and community agencies to assist in problem solving as needed; Independently implements treatment modalities, provides educational classes, and/or support groups for Veterans and families, including shared medical appointments; Formulates and implements a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed; Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:30PM. NOTE: Occasional weekend (Sat/Sun) work is required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation: Not Authorized PCS Expenses: Not Available Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Approved. See Education section of this announcement for details
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.