Social Worker (Program Coordinator)-Complex Discharge Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Mather AFB, California
Internal Number: 616791100
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting for a GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator) for the Complex Discharge Coordinator position in Mather, CA. This position is responsible for providing services to Veterans referred to the units of ICU, Surgery, and Inpatient Units. This professional Social Worker is responsible to provide a variety of services for Veterans referred to the various units mentioned above including psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, short term, solution focused counseling with individuals and families who may be in crisis, education and referral for resources and benefits, case management and post-intervention follow-up. Responsibilities will also include consultation/education to Medical Center staff and service providers, the collection and maintenance of statistical data, program planning evaluation and modification, and the supervision of students as assigned. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. Participates in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. 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. Provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. Provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives, Medi-Cal, Medicare, and VA benefits. Act as a consultant to other team/staff members. Provide consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. Act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. Provide case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. Provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. Coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans. Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JCAHO, VA and medical center policy and procedures. Provides all statistical data including encounter forms in a timely manner. Information provided is complete, accurate, and work is performed within prescribed timeframes. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 Am to 4:30 PM Telework: Telework, if approved, would be on regularly scheduled basis, but this is not a virtual or remote position. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker (Program Coordinator)-Complex Discharge Coordinator/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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.