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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
The incumbent of this position will be belong to the Behavioral Health Care Line located at the Bath VA Medical Center in Bath, NY, working under the DRRTP Program. The duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identified and screens patients for psychosocial needs. Must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities and provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups at the appropriate level of licensure and within current scope of practice.
- Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs, and community agency programs.Incumbent does this in providing care management as part of the discharge planning from the DRRTP.
- Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. Provides crisis intervention services, addressing the cause as well as the presenting complaint. Coordinates family conferences and serves as the liaison to family members.
- Has working knowledge and experience with common medication and their effects/side effects, medical terminology, medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures to include acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries.
- Possesses general knowledge of Veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs to include service connected compensation and non-service connected pension. Facilitates referrals based on Veterans' needs and eligibility.
- Has the ability to complete social work Comp and Pen exams.
- Conducts interviews or observes the patient to assess emotional, functional, or psychological condition. Employs professional maturity in using interview, observation, personal histories, and other measurement devices in the assessment of a diverse group of clients
- Other duties as assigned, including Social Work coverage within and across care lines as needed.
Schedule: To be discussed at interview
Salary: $57,982- 75,376- Salary to be determined by a Professional Standards Board based on education and experience.