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 This position is in Social Work Service, Roseburg VA Health Care System, Roseburg, Oregon campus. This Social Worker is assigned as a Care Coordinator Social and independently provides care to veterans in multiple units across the system (CLC, MTU, ED/Urgent Care, PACT) and supports care planning needs of Veterans through Advance Directive, Care Planning, placement and discharge planning. Responsibilities include the management, coordination, and provision of social work services to veteran and their families in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. In the provision of care in patients from the adult (less than 65 years of age) to the geriatric (greater than 65 years of age), the Social Worker recognizes the age-related needs and demonstrates knowledge and care appropriate to that age group. Other duties include but are not limited to the following. Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. Participates in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. Participates in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. Provides individual, family, and group counseling as appropriate. Provides consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives, and VA benefits. Acts as a consultant to other team/staff members. Provides consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. Acts as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. Provides case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. Provides a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Addresses Advance Directives, Care Planning and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. Provides wellness/prevention education and facilitate patient/family support groups as appropriate. Coordinates treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans. Assists patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness, and death. Documents social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Participates in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 0800-1630 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.