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 Incumbent serves as a Senior Social Worker for the Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic Program which provides services designed to assess and treat veterans who may have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury. The Senior Social Worker is administratively responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Polytrauma/TBI clinic program providing both direct clinical social work services to patients as well as being responsible for the direction of patient care services within the program. The incumbent collaborates with the Polytrauma/TBI Clinic Program director to develop policies and procedures for program operation and prepares reports and statistics for the facility, the VISN, and national use. The incumbent manages data related to the program for on-going program evaluation. In conjunction with the Social Work TBI Program Team Leader, plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the program. The incumbent is capable of practicing at the advanced Social Work level and has specialized knowledge of practice related to Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury. Under supervision of the Polytrauma/TBI Program Director, the Incumbent coordinates day-to-day operation of the Polytrauma/TBI Clinic Program within the facility. As this is a multi-disciplinary program, the social worker is responsible to facilitate communication, collaboration and the delivery of services to patients between the multiple clinical specialists involved in Polytrauma/TBI patient care. The primary focus of this position is on the provision of comprehensive services to Veterans with conditions related to Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Incumbent provides social work services to Veterans who have suffered one or more Traumatic Brain Injuries which may or may not be coupled with other physical or mental health conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Incumbent assumes a lead role in coordinating the care of Veterans, including facilitating referrals to appropriate specialists, assisting with identification of community resources, providing crisis management, as well as education and assistance to their families as it relates to the Veteran's care. The Incumbent is also responsible for managing and monitoring the Veterans' progress in the VA health care system to ensure timely assessment, treatment and access to appropriate services and resources. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position has been extended to increase the applicant pool. APplicants who have applied before, do not need to re-apply.
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.