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    Summary

    The Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC) will serve to facilitate implementation of suicide prevention strategies at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.


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    Responsibilities

    • The SPC functions as a coordinator of care of veterans at high risk. Tracks high-risk patients and monitors treatment to insure that needed services are being received.
    • Completes consults from the National Suicide Hotline.
    • Plays an active role in the RCA (Root Cause Analysis) Suicide Team by performing individual case reviews, assisting with preparation of yearly aggregate summaries, and facilitating the implementation of system improvement recommended by the Team.
    • Provides training to clinical and non-clinical staff in the Medical Center, CBOC's and community about risk factors, warning signs, treatment options and resources.
    • Establishes an on-going Gatekeeper Training program with non-clinical frontline staff to assure that they are aware of options for patients whom they come in contact during crisis situations.
    • Promotes the use of evidence-based interventions and strategies for suicide prevention in the medical center.
    • Develops and distributes outreach materials to include brochures, fact sheets, web content, and other targeted information which highlights suicide prevention, warning signs and risk factors.
    • Develops and implements ongoing plan for providers, veterans, families and members of the community on risk factors and warning signs for suicide and treatment options.
    • Independently plans, designs, implements the program, determines program goals and objectives, and completes reports for the VISN or VA Central Office. Results of the work are considered technically authoritative and are normally accepted with out significant change.
    • Prepares and maintains administrative records, data bases, and reports in accordance with VACO and local guidelines.
    • Develops and monitors quality improvement measures. The incumbent formulates and implements an internal evaluation process through which progress toward goals and objectives can be objectively monitored. Implements changes based on the results of evaluations and performs impact assessments of these changes. Insures that any required external evaluation of the program is submitted within established time frames.
    • Interfaces with services throughout the medical center, including but not limited to medical providers and patient advocate, to resolve administrative and clinical problems. This includes collaboration on individual patients and the coordination of medical care within the treatment team.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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