Medical Foster Home (MFH) is for Veterans who are more medically complex and disabled and who will benefit from receiving interdisciplinary primary care in the home. MFH combines Veterans placement in a Community Residential Care (CRC) home with Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). MFH offers a safe alternative to nursing home care by placement into a private home in the community that may be a more acceptable care environment to Veterans and those responsible for their care. The Social Worker serves as a program coordinator and is administratively responsible for a Medical Foster Home Program initiated through the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center. The coordinator manages the daily operation of the program, and provides direct patient care services in the program area. The MFH Program Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the MFH program. The MFH Coordinator is responsible for program development, operations, and evaluation. The responsibilities of the MFH Coordinator include: Establish working relationships with all involved non-VA parties; agencies, communities, Veterans, families and caregivers; Recruit and recommend approval of new homes that could provide care to Veterans in need of MFH care; Quality monitoring of MFHs after placement of each Veteran; Meet at least quarterly with the HBPC Program Director to discuss program coordination and to review the status of each MFH resident; Ensure a safe, suitable and therapeutic environment for Veterans residing in MFH; Develop an annual update of MFH policies, procedures, and the caregiver guide; Perform other related duties as assigned by the GEC Supervisory Social Worker and/or Social Work Executive. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p 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.