Social Worker (Primary Care Mental Health Integration)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Marion, Illinois
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 613122500
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be September 10, 2021 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis through the closing date of this announcement. The Marion VA Medical Center is seeking a full time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join the Primary Care Mental Health Integration/Behavioral Health Lab within Behavioral Medicine Service in Marion, Illinois. The incumbent is member of the Behavioral Medicine Service (BMS) embedded into Primary Care (PC) clinics providing the full range of psychological services to Veterans referred by the clinic staff members including rapid assessment, diagnosis and (where appropriate) referral for specialized psychiatric services; brief individual, family or couples counseling, time-limited psychotherapy or psychoeducational groups and consultation for the PC team in the clinical management of their patients. In addition, the incumbent will work within the Behavioral Health Laboratory (BHL) to assist in the delivery of specific evidence-based services to PC patients. These services will involve working with other supportive services, assisting with adherence to national guidelines by providing PC physicians with "on-time, on-target" information and collaborating in making appropriate evidence-based care decisions. Duties include, but are not limited to: Completes thorough psychosocial assessments and includes pertinent information in all the required areas of functioning in order to determine appropriate diagnoses and other treatment-related conclusions. Provides a DSM diagnosis to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. Provides emergency/crisis interventions that are provided to Veterans in an effort to stabilize. Provides psychotherapy as individual, group &/or family interventions when clinically indicated/appropriate and when of therapeutic benefit to the recipients. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and/or their families. Facilitates discharge planning through collaboration with Veterans and their families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate discharge plans are executed in a timely manner. Maintains knowledge of Veteran's benefits and services, community resources, and process for making appropriate referrals to community and other governmental programs or agencies. Provides case management services to Veterans and their families throughout the continuum of care. Supervises the practice of mental health/human service students, or other appropriate students, or less experienced staff as appropriate. Provides clinical services to Veterans in a variety of formats including face to face, phone, vtel, and VVC as clinically appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: N/A 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.