OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? This Senior Social Worker practices in the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) located in a VHA Polytrauma Network Site and serves a patient population with highly complex medical and functional problems. Many of these problems require an intensive amount of case management and collaboration between VA and non-VA providers. Provides case consultation to other inpatient and outpatient social workers with questions pertaining to inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs available within VHA or the community. Proactively coordinates, facilitates, and advocates for seamless service delivery for Veterans with impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Identifies and coordinates appropriate care options, resources, and placement settings for Veterans within the VHA system of care and Non-VA community providers. Independently works with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, financial, legal, and psychosocial issues. Completes thorough psychosocial assessments within 72 hours of admission, per program and CARF requirements. Serves as case manager for the CIIRP unit and coordinates the provision of care for each Veteran admitted. Facilitates orientation for the person served that is appropriate to the services and the outcomes predicted. Serves as a liaison between Veterans, their families, and VA/community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services. Provides Social Work and back-up Social Work Coverage for Inpatient teams. Provides Outpatient Social Work coverage as needed. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #: Senior Social Worker Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.