As the Senior Social Worker (Inpatient Psychiatric Unit) you will perform psychiatric assessment/evaluation, discharges, co-worker coverage, group facilitation, individual counseling and legal procedure responsibilities. You will function at a highly independent, advanced level, providing psychiatric emergency services in the Emergency Department and serving a patient population with highly complex health and mental health problems. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Performs specialized treatment of complex physical and mental illness for patients on the Acute Psychiatric unit and in the ED Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice Conducts Psychiatric Assessment/Evaluation, DSM diagnosis and intervention, psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and coordination of care for patients in the program areas served; individual and group psychotherapy and end of life counseling. Consults with other emergency services (Police, Psychiatric Emergency Response Teams, community Crisis Units, etc.) Provides individual, group, family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with serious medical and psychiatric disorders Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the emergency psychiatric care and crisis intervention specialty areas, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services Teaches and mentors staff and students in the special area of practice and provides supervision for licensure or specialty certifications Work Schedule: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker (Inpatient Psychiatric)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.