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    This position is to provide social work services to PACT/GM & Specialty clinics within VA Ann Arbor at the Jackson Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). This position is responsible for providing Outpatient Social Work services to Veterans at the Jackson CBOC who are receiving medical care predominately in the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) clinics, Specialty clinics, Emergency Department and as a part of SW triage walk-in clinic located within the Jackson/hospital setting.

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    Responsibilities

    • The incumbent is a licensed clinical social worker assigned to the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), General Medicine & Specialty Care Clinics, Emergency Department and Social Work Triage Walk-in Clinic. Referrals to the Outpatient PACT/GM & Specialty Care SW typically originate from members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, from Veterans, families, caregivers, guardians, community professionals, and VA Ann Arbor staff members in the form of consults, phone calls, walk-ins, emails and electronic medical record alerts. Referrals will be managed timely and appropriately using the Outpatient Social Work response protocol(s).
    • Possesses a working knowledge and experience in use of medical terminology, medical/mental health diagnoses, disabilities, treatment procedures including acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses, common medications and their side effects.
    • Demonstrates a high level of skill in assessment, intervention and treatment plan development when addressing the comprehensive psychosocial needs of the Veterans He/She is assigned. The incumbent will assess the patient in order to identifying emotional, social, physical, familial, economic instability, and vocational needs that may be causing distress and impacting the health condition or creating barriers to the patient receiving recommended care/treatment. Stressors can include adjustment to the current medical condition, untreated or under-treated Mental Health or Substance Abuse condition, economic instability, legal problems, inadequate housing and transportation, abuse/neglect and exploitation. Must complete a thorough assessment to determine the underlying causes of the presenting issue(s), interpersonal and environmental factors, the patient's functional acuity and its effect on the patient's ability and desire to comply with treatment recommendations by the multidisciplinary treatment team.
    • Provides a thoughtful approach to assist the patient/ family to understand the contributing factors to the identified issue(s), discuss available short/long term solutions and/or resources, using a strengths-based empowerment model to formulate an appropriate patient centered intervention plan to reduce stressors, improve health and reach health related goals.
    • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and actively participate through collaboration with Veterans/family/caregivers/non-VA providers.
    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (08:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0185 Social Work

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