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? If you are not a VA employee, you should apply under announcement MA-11260059-22-CK. This Social Worker position is located at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital in Madison, WI and is part of the VA's Great Lakes Health Care System in the Veteran's Integrated Service Network (VISN 12). The Acute Medical/Surgical Social Worker Worker provides psychosocial and case management services to eligible veterans and their family members to meet biological, psychological, social and environmental needs on the Acute Care Medical / Surgical Units. Veterans treated come from a wide geographic area. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem-solving. Major Duties: Acting as an advocate with appropriate VA and community service providers/agencies when it serves the best interest of the Veteran and family members/caregiver. Maintaining a current network of internal and external resources to educate the Veteran and/or family members/caregivers and assist with the appropriate referral. Serves as the social work provider for inpatient veterans in the Acute Care Medical/ Surgical Units. Maintain accessibility to clients and ensure coverage during scheduled absences is communicated through the Social Work office to treatment teams. Assessing the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and their family members identifying the Veteran's strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and psychosocial acuity, in collaboration with the Veteran, family, and interdisciplinary treatment teams. Participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. Provides individual, family and group counseling as appropriate and utilize consultation and supervision. Coordinates treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans. Documents social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Provides coverage for advance directives across the inpatient wards on the weekend as well as triage social work consults printed to the social work office and address those consults which are deemed a priority. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm with rotating weekends Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.