The Senior Social Worker is a full-time position aligned under Social Work Service and is locally titled Lead Social Work Integrated Case Manager (ICM). The Syracuse VAMC is a large social work service located in a highly complex (complexity level 1) VA facility, covering thirteen (13) counties and seven (7) CBOCs. The Lead Social Work ICM provides independent and expert psychosocial and case management services in a specialized area of practice to Veterans. Plans, develops implements and oversees all complex level care coordination. Administers information and analytical systems to identify Veterans that might benefit from ICM interventions. Provides structure and standards to support collaboration throughout the continuum of care and optimal utilization of health care resources. Incumbent focuses on program intersections, care transitions, and provider and patient match. Coordinates and implements the monthly local Care Coordination Review Team (CCRT), meetings. Collaborates with internal stakeholders to assess CM composition, structure and services. Establishes collaborative relationships with physicians, psychologists, nurses and other disciplines to foster their involvement in the ICM Program. Participates in committee assignments, discipline specific meeting initiatives, as necessary by the service manager. Serves as a consultant and subject matter expert on integrated Case Management practice. Research community resources available to provide continuity of care. Identifies and monitors outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to design system change in collaboration with health informatics. Works closely with related specialty coordinators providing care management service. May participate in a rotation of on-call social workers including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends. Provides supervision to Social Work interns and can be generally involved in the MSW training program. Provides orientation and/or consultation to less experienced Social Workers. May provide supervision to Social Workers working on advanced licensure. Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599663200
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.