The Social Worker functions as part of the staff in a Mental Health Program, providing mental health care within the Medical Center and/or Community Based Outpatients Clinics. The Social Worker applies strategies to a full range of patient problems and has knowledge of culturally sensitive psychological assessment techniques, including diagnosis, intervention and outreach that qualifies them to provide consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. 1. Provides psychosocial assessment and diagnoses mental disorders based on assignment and clinical privileges. 2. Provides education with recovery-oriented core principles to patients, family members and significant others. 3. Provides targeted evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals, couples, groups, families and eligible caregivers. 4. Provides consultation to VA staff and community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. 5. Documents results of assessments, consultations and interventions. 6. Develops, implements and documents the recommended plan of care for patients. 7. Provides clinical services through the use of TeleHealth when clinically appropriate and applicable to setting. 8. Collaborates with patient's interdisciplinary team, including participation in treatment team meetings/huddles. 9. Initiates and promotes communication among medical staff and mental health staff, patients, their families and caregivers to facilitate the treatment process. 10. Attends training and uses evidence-based treatment protocols for patient centered trauma informed treatment as appropriate to assignment. 11. May provide supervision of trainees with supervisory approval. 12. Performs case finding and outreach to identify and screen patients for psychosocial needs. 13. Demonstrates the ability to evaluate their own practice through professional peer review, case conferences, supervision and other organizational means. 14. Is responsible for assessment, management and follow up on psychiatric emergencies in the setting to which they are assigned. 15. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD21O60A 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.