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The John J. Pershing Medical Center is seeking a Senior Social Worker to join the Mental Health Care Line, in Poplar Bluff, MO. The Senior Social Worker provides intensive case management services to assigned Veterans and significant others, consistent with the goals and methods of Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) and the VA Mental Health Initiative and with all relevant Medical Center policies and procedures. Intensive case management services are characterized by assertive outreach, individualized treatment planning, multidimensional orientation, and intensive delivery of services. In the case of Senior Socials Workers, this may include psychotherapy. Duties include, but are not limited to: Participates in team staffing regarding patient selection, determination of treatment plans and goals, progress evaluation, discharge planning, and after care. Works assertively and consistently with inpatient teams to assure continuity of care by providing consultation regarding clinical needs, treatment plans, and case management services for assigned patients. Works assertively to promote appropriate treatment, rehabilitation, and expeditious discharge of assigned patients, consistent with program goals and with the individual treatment plans. Works to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations and dependency. Actively assists in readmission decisions, using the procedures established for this purpose. Completes clinical documentation according to MHICM and Medical Center Standards. Will be responsible for completion of required clinical records as well as MHICM forms for evaluation and monitoring of service delivery and outcome for the MHICM team, Outpatient Clinic and staff at Northeast Program Evaluation Center. Works with other clinical programs and product lines that share in the care of assigned MHICM patients. In pursuit of programmatic and treatment goals, maintains effective working relationships and other professional and administrative personnel both within the Medical Center and in the community. Provides documentation of patient care as prescribed by the MHICM and Medical Center Directives. Documents any problem areas concerning implementation of the program and own activities within the programs, and makes suggestions for resolving any such problems consistent with MHICM and Medical Center policies and procedures. Meets with VA, community, and professional organizations and individuals as needed to carry out assigned developmental and implementation responsibilities. May supervise and participate in the training of Social Workers, volunteers, and Master's level students; participates as required and requested in orientation, training and staff development programs involving Social Workers in the MHICM program and the hospital. The incumbent assumes responsibility and shows initiative for own learning and professional development. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Adhoc Telework only as needed. 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.