This position is located at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Veterans treated come primarily from the CBOC catchment area. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. Services are provided in the CBOC and in the community. Duties include, but not limited to the following: Incumbent performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Incumbent is able to provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with Polytrauma injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders. This may include using evidence-based psychotherapy. Incumbent makes independent professional decisions and recommendations to an interdisciplinary team on course of treatment. These decisions are based on advanced practice skills, professional judgment and the expertise regarding the veteran's self-care capability, the family support system, the veteran's health care needs and possible consequences. Incumbent coordinates social work services with other multidisciplinary services offered in treatment programming assuring such services are complementary and comprehensive. Incumbent directs activities to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and continuity of care for veterans. Incumbent provides case management services to those veterans at high emotional, social or medical risk; serving as liaison to other treatment programs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) Telework: Telework may be available to highly qualified candidates. 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.