Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 901259 (Please include on all documents)

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is a 673-bed tertiary healthcare facility which provides care to over 100,000 veterans in northern Ohio.  We provide care through our main medical facility at the Wade Park campus, 13 community based outpatient clinics, and 3 vet centers. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   These programs of excellence include: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, Domiciliary Care of the Homeless, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Advance Platform Technology, Primary Care Education, and Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education.  We are a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services to Veterans with state-of-the art technology as well as medical education and research. Our main campus in Cleveland, OH has a full service ER for both general acute care and psychiatric care and a comprehensive reference clinical laboratory. With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.

Duties

The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for a Social Worker. The Social Worker will function in the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program, Community Outpatient Service, based out of the Akron Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The Social Worker will float to cover social work needs for five (5) HBPC Teams. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Social Worker duties include:

  • Developing assessments in collaboration with interdisciplinary treatment team and veterans family members.
  • Completing assessments to highlight the veterans strengths, limitations, and internal/external support and service needs by making home visits primarily in rural areas.
  • Developing crisis management plans to maintain patient in the home, for admission to acute, short term and/or long term placements.
  • Providing veterans and their caregivers with counseling to deal with the psychosocial impact of coping with chronic/disabling illness(es), onset of a catastrophic illness and/or dying, and need for non-institutional or institutional services as needed during the course of the veteran's enrollment in the HBPC Program.
  • Reassessing veterans needs for non-institutional, institutional services/programs and entitlements.
  • Educating the veteran and/or caregiver of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the veterans preference.
  • Developing resource files of VA and community social service programs to refer the veteran to needed services.
  • Participating in weekly care planning meetings.
  • Establishing and maintaining a positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders within the VA and outside community agencies.