This Social Worker is assigned to Primary Care Teams (PACT), Acute Care and the Emergency Department (ED) with responsibility to provide social work services to adult and geriatric Veterans receiving care in at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System. This Social Worker will provide open access to Veterans seeking these services and timely response to individuals in psychosocial crisis in PACT, Acute Care and the ED, as well as supporting the behavioral health needs of those in crisis. Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Independently implementing treatment modalities, identifying level of functioning, degree of impairment in occupational, social, academic, interpersonal and family, evaluating and assessing lethality, perform mental status exams (MSE), identifying psychiatric manifestations of various medical conditions, possess knowledge of the criteria and state laws for legal commitment and involuntary hospitalizations, assessing and intervening with patients of suspected abuse and provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures in working with diverse populations and circumstances. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, psychiatric, medical and social problems, common medications and their effects/side effects and medical terminology. Determining the presenting problem, psychosocial factors impacting the problem, and obstacles to treatment and/or follow through with recommended treatments. Case management coordination with members of the treatment team is required, in order to ensure a collaborative effort to meet the treatment goals for a Veteran. Acting as a liaison with community professionals regarding needed services for Veterans and/or their families. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 600141100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.
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