~INCENTIVES NOT AUTHORIZED~ The incumbent provides counseling and coordination of care, for Veterans receiving care in the Behavioral Health Service (BHS), and acts as the transitional coordinator of care for patients moving to and from inpatient and outpatient Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program settings at the Spokane VAMC and its clinics, community agencies, and other VA facilities. Incumbent may provide brief psychotherapy services in the outpatient Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) setting; including Evidence Based Treatments and Trauma Treatment. Incumbent performs duties as part of a Home Team model and will also provide services in secondary assignment areas and will occasionally provide coverage for other areas of activity within BHS or coverage while other staff is on leave. Position may float between BHIP teams or other areas of BHS. The position is in the Behavioral Health Service, at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Care Management is a routine level of care within the mental health continuum assigned to Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) teams. They provide clinical mental health expertise for Veteran transitions of care for BHIP patients, including assessments and reassessments, 1-6 sessions of skill building, skill refresher, counseling for life stressors and adjustment, and limited psychotherapy as appropriate. Care Management refers to other mental health programs; within BHIP, up or down the continuum of Behavioral Health care and within and outside the overall Behavioral Health Service. Functions: 1. Provide a variety of direct psychological treatment services addressing the complex psychosocial issues faced by the Veteran patients served in the BHIP setting. These direct services include, but are not limited to intake assessment, treatment plan development and implementation, treatment interventions (such as individual, family, marital, or small group therapy, trauma, crisis intervention, case management, education, advocacy), and support group development and leadership. 2. Provide a variety of assessment, psychotherapeutic, and training services within the outpatient BHIP setting. 3. Facilitate utilization of resources by assessing eligibility and making referrals to a variety of VA resources and community agencies for assistance with social, emotional, financial, and physical problems. Aid as needed with applications for benefits or negotiating service systems. 4. Coordinate placements in therapeutic housing and other placement options including domiciliary, state soldier's homes, and community residential alternatives. 5. Provide services to established patients of BHS, including patients who need assistance with behavioral health care, housing acquisition, close attention, and monitoring of symptomatology, and assistance with meeting treatment plan goals. 6. May maintain a caseload of patients. 7. Serve as an active member of an interdisciplinary BHS treatment team that develops, implements, evaluates, and updates individualized treatment plans for identified Veterans seeking care through various BHS outpatient programs. 8. Provide occasional coverage for other areas of activity within BHS or coverage while other staff is on leave. 9. Record clinical information in the patient's medical record according to prescribed standards. Collect and maintain required statistical information. 10. Participate on a variety of service and facility committees, task groups, or special projects groups as assigned by Supervisor. 11. Participate in community or field activities in a variety of situations to better coordinate care resources for Veterans. 12. May provide training opportunities and either direct or indirect supervision of graduate Clinical Social Worker students or other related human services students as directed by the Supervisor. 13. Provide consultation to VAMC or community program staff regarding special problems of, and resources for, Veterans suffering from mental health related problems. 14. Uses word processing software to execute several office automations functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail. Uses the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture to access information in the Medical Center Computer System. 15. Maintain tracking system for special projects, and ongoing data requirements. Attend appropriate educational programs, seminars, etc. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD00000 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.