Incumbent is assigned to the ECHCS PCMHI program and functions as part of an interdisciplinary team. Social Work Services are carried out in full accordance with specific program goals and broad objectives of the VA health care system. The PCMHI Senior Social Worker provides brief assessment and intervention support to the Patient Alignment Care Team (PACT), with an emphasis on integration of mental health services within primary care. The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, is currently recruiting for two (2) Mental Health Providers for the PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom in Colorado Springs, Colorado. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ALSO OPEN TO PSYCHOLOGIST & LICENSED PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (LPMHC) Internal Psychologist applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248364-21-TSS External Psychologist applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248365-21-TSS Internal LPMHC applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248370-21-TSS External LPMHC applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248371-21-TSS The Primary Care - Mental Health Integration Program Social Worker will complete biopsychosocial assessments, develop treatment plans, provide emergency evaluations requested by primary care providers and complete suicide evaluations and safety plans. Incumbent will utilize evidenced based therapies to address brief, problem focused issues Incumbent will provide timely and succinct feedback to primary care providers regarding findings and recommendations. Incumbent will determine the appropriateness of the patient receiving services in the primary care setting and develop short term treatment plans for these patients. Patients requiring on going treatment will be referred to the MHC. Incumbent will complete documentation of care in patient's medical record in no less than 24 hrs after sessions. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker (PCMHI)/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.