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    The VA Northern California Health Care System (NCHCS) Homemaker/Home Health Aid (H/HHA) Program provide paid attendant care via community home health agencies to eligible veterans living at home, who would otherwise be at risk of institutional placement. This service is provided in counties in the NCHCS catchment area. The NCHS In-Home Respite Program (IHR) provides intermittent, paid respite care to veterans who live in the home and receive care from an unpaid caregiver.

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    Responsibilities

    The H/HHA-IHR Coordinator is an advance practice social work coordinator who is primarily responsible for the management, integration and evaluation of these programs at the NCHCS. In addition to these duties, the H/HHA-IHR Coordinator has clinical responsibilities and provides social work services to eligible veterans, either in the context of program management, or as an adjunct social worker in the Community Care Program.

    The Social Work Coordinator evaluates consults for the Homemaker/Home Health Aide and In-Home Respite programs and assesses the Veterans' eligibility for services based on established criteria such as the Respite Handbook, Purchased Home Health Care Services Handbook, and NCHCS policies pertaining to these services. The coordinator assesses the appropriate services based on the Veteran need, recommendation of VA providers, and the availability of H/HHA services. The SW coordinator reviews the plan of service every 6 months, and/or as often as needed, and maintains regular contact with home health agencies and Veterans in the programs to address problems or issues, with the goal that the service helps support the Veteran in the home setting. The coordinator is aware of federal, state and Joint Commission regulations pertaining to home health agencies, and ensures that agencies follow all pertinent regulations. The coordinator audits agency records as needed to ensure compliance with these regulations. Duties consist of monitoring H/HHA programs, acting as a point person for referrals, admissions and providing oversight of Veterans that are placed in these programs.


    Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0185 Social Work

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