Incumbent serves as the Substance Dependence Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program Coordinator within the Mental Health Care Line at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. The incumbent provides and oversees services involving IOP specific clinical assessment and treatment including individual, group or family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, coordination of linkages to other VA or community service providers/agencies as needed by the Veteran, etc. IOP Administrative Duties: -Admits and screens to the IOP program and assisting veterans to access needed services -Updates and maintains IOP policies and procedures as needed -Revises and maintains the IOP handbook -Establishes program development projects that involves developing ongoing procedures to ensure efficient and effective veteran care -Tracks and records patient assignments ensures new cases are evenly distributed to counselors and doctors -Facilitates weekly treatment team meeting and organizes an agenda that is succinct and collaborative -Maintains an excellent working relationship with program prescribers and collaborates with the prescribers regarding programmatic issues -Manages any issues between team members and prescribers and ensures team is working together effectively. -Devises methods of obtaining data and evaluates data to determine the effectiveness of treatment -Identifies consistent qualities of successful and non-successful treatment -Provides training to students, residents, interns and fellows from other disciplines -Conducts formal workshops and classes for staff under the supervision of the Director, Substance Dependence Division Clinical Responsibilities (85% of the time) At the GS 12 level, the following clinical activities are expected in the assignment: -Uses a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans referred to IOP -Completes (or reviews completed) psychosocial assessments as part of the consult process when the Veteran is initially referred to Behavioral Medicine Service -Provides appropriate psychotherapy with individuals, groups or families who may be acutely or chronically struggling with mental health issues. Other Responsibilities: -Serves as a liaison between Veterans and their families, and VA and community resources -Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding resources available to the veteran -Maintains knowledge of Veteran benefits and services to facilitate appropriate referrals -Facilitates discharge planning collaboratively and in a timely manner -Possesses skills and knowledge to provide case management services to Veterans and their families throughout the continuum of care -Adheres to VA regulations regarding documentation and completion of encounters -Possesses and demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with people from varied backgrounds -May be responsible for a variable tour of duty including early morning, evening, weekends, on-call rotations, and holidays -Promotes effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, medical center staff, and relevant outside community contacts -Demonstrates commitment and support of the goals of the Service, the Medical Center, the VISN and the Department of Veterans Affairs Work Schedule: Variable Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker (SUDEP IOP Coordinator)/PD91408O 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.