The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (VAHCS), Social Work Service is currently recruiting for one (1) Social Worker (Program Coordinator) for the Caregiver Support Program at the Oklahoma City VAHCS in Oklahoma City, OK. This position requires the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle. Submission of a valid driver's license must be included with application. The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) is a rapidly expanding program. The mission of the Caregiver Support Program is to promote the health and well-being of family Caregivers who care for our nation's Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services. Under the VA MISSION Act, VA is significantly expanding services and supports provided to family Caregivers of Veterans of all eras. As a Social Worker Program Coordinator the Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) must demonstrate advanced practice skills and clinical judgements, progressive professional competency, as well as coordinate a program in a major specialty area, and administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to Veterans; develops and implements information systems to track program activities including visits, referrals, patient demographics, service utilization, and patient satisfaction. The CSC has administrative responsibility for clinical program and staff development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. The CSC has the responsibility to provide clinical evidence based services and interventions·; Caregiver, Veteran, and staff education on caregiver issues and community outreach. The incumbent will function in support of caregivers, Veterans, family members, and staff throughout the Medical Center and in the community. The CSC is a subject matter expert for both the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) but also the Program of General Caregiver Supportive Services (PGCSS). The CSP Social Worker Coordinator, Administers the development and implementation of the Caregiver Support Program specific to hisiher area of assignment and insures compliance and collaboration with the local and the VA Central Office Caregiver Support Program initiatives. Receives PCAFC application assignments from CSP Manager, and coordinates the application process, including completing documentation for assessments, placing appropriate consults, providing updates on application to Veteran and Caregiver dyad, ensures all proper correspondence and follow-up is completed for the Veteran and Caregiver, and makes sure all documentation is complete in both EHR and CARMA. Assists with tracking and completing any Roles and Responsibilities documentation with the Veteran and Caregiver dyads, ensures proper documentation is on file for reference, and ensures that those dyads in the PCAFC are complying with the Roles and Responsibilities for the Program. Is actively involved in process improvement, works on completing formal education, formal presentations, formal outreach, and participates in CSP sponsored events such as the Caregiver Annual Summit, Caregiver Resource Fair, and the National Family Caregiver Month. Participates in direct Caregiver and Veteran contacts to identify and assess caregiver stress/burden and the development and application of directed clinical treatment interventions. Conducts Caregiver and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of Caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues. Utilizes resources of both internal and external customers in order to coordinate a collaborative effort to meet the agreed upon goals for the Veteran's treatment needs and include liaison with community professionals regarding needed services for Veterans, their families, and/or caregivers. Will complete, as clinically indicated, an assessment of the Veteran in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran, family members and significant others. Is responsible for contributing to the development of the treatment plan and setting achievable treatment goals with the Veteran and family members/caregiver. Functions under the Social Work Service Section, and will provide any needed reports to the Service Section Chief in collaboration with the Caregiver Support Program Manager Coordinator. Administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to consultation to colleagues and students on the caregiving needs of patients treated seen throughout the medical setting, rendering professional opinions based on experience, expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Demonstrates the ability to teach and mentor staff and students in Caregiver issues and to provide supervision for students as appropriate. Identifies and provides training in Caregiver issues for staff throughout the Medial center in collaboration with the Caregiver Support Coordinator. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., tour of duty negotiable upon hire, 40-hour work week Telework: Eligible Virtual: This is not a virtual position Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.