The Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a multi-site medical system with an academic teaching mission that includes medical centers, rehabilitation facilities, community living centers, and community-based outpatient clinics. Services include primary health care, medicine, surgery, mental health and substance abuse treatment, home health care and geriatrics/long term care, respite, hospice, palliative care, and emergency care. The WVP Senior Social Worker will provide a full range of services within the Social Work Scope of Practice based on Veteran's needs, acuity level, and preferences for care. Services may include, but are not limited to: case management, psychoeducational groups, group therapy, resource referral and linkage, specialized care coordination, and development of community partnerships and relationships. The incumbent also assists in ensuring the coordination and provision of gender specific and gynecologist services; counseling and treatment for sexual trauma and IPV; appropriate psychiatric services; and oncology (breast and reproductive cancers) to eligible Women Veterans. Other duties and responsibilities of the WVP Senior Social Worker are as follows: Provide consultation and psychoeducation to Veterans and Veteran families on topics including community resources, Advance Directives, VA benefits, budgeting, activities of daily living, and recovery goals. Act as a consultant on topics related to women's mental health to other team/staff members and take a lead clinical role in case consultation. Identify targeted training needs specifically around gender specific mental health needs not limited to; menopause, infertility, eating disorders, postpartum. Collaborate with the Intimate Partner Violence Coordinator, Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, Women's Health Medical Director and Women's Veteran Program Manager, to improve Women's Mental Health care throughout the VA Maryland HealthCare System Fulfill ethical responsibilities to Veterans, colleagues and VA in accordance with NASW Code of Ethics, VHA Code of Ethics, and local ethics policies. This includes but is not limited to: compliance with all laws and regulations related to confidentiality and release of information; protecting Veterans' personal identifying information. Document all Veteran care in the electronic health record in accordance with facility policy, VHA Directive 1162.05 (and revisions), and program-specific SOPs. Responsible for participation and collaboration with Women's Veteran Program in the development of process improvement, system redesign, and/or other applicable workgroups and committees, to include creation of standard work documents or strategic plan implementation. Take responsibility for improving professional competencies by participating training programs and continuing education with an emphasis on gender specific needs. Maintain accurate records of trainings in accordance with VA policies and state licensure requirements. Evaluate own practice through professional peer review, case conferences, and other means. Encourages and participates in research efforts and/or the dissemination of research that is significant and beneficial to VA staff and the care of Women Veterans. The Women's Health Senior Social Worker may also be assigned to do the following: Program evaluation to identify and address barriers to program enrollment/engagement and rapid access; Serve as a consultant and subject-matter expert to clinical staff; Actively participate in facility committees relevant to integrated care; Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker/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.