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    Summary

    The incumbent serves as a Senior Social Worker Medical Foster Program Coordinator. This position is for the El Paso VA Health Care System East Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
    Incentives are not authorized for this position.

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    Responsibilities

    Incumbent serves as program coordinator and is administratively responsible for the Medical Foster Home Program. Coordinator manages the daily operation of the program and provides direct patient care services in the program area. Responsibilities include the daily operation of the program, developing policies and procedures for program operation. The incumbent manages and controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day to day functioning and program evaluation. In conjunction with the HBPC Director, plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the service.
    Provides administrative oversight of program and administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to patients. Develops and implements information systems to track service activities including visits, referrals, inpatient days, patient demographics, equipment utilization and patient satisfaction.
    Develops implements and evaluates clinical guidelines and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of services.
    The incumbent provides assessment, treatment, and planning for a complex population of patients which reflect the age-specific, psychosocial, and functional needs of the patient (e.g., spinal cord, geriatric and mental health population).Demonstrates knowledge of VA and community resources to meet the complex psychosocial needs of this unique population of patients and to ensure they are referred to the least restrictive environment that meets the level of care needed.
    Performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to State, local, and private agencies, and universities. Technical assistance provided is based on monitoring activities and program reviews, and the development and analysis of information. In addition, the incumbent uses sound judgment in the interpretation of trends and patterns; the application of guidelines; and the recommendation of program enhancements. The incumbent performs program analysis, development, review, research, design, and contact work as possible with various agencies (public, DOD, State, etc.).Incumbent has knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations that pertain to the care of vulnerable adults in community residential homes. The incumbent has responsibility for coordinating initial fire and safety inspections of these homes to ensure the safety of the Veteran population served. Thereafter, the incumbent coordinates the inspection of the homes on an annual basis.
    Performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning and assessment of the Medical Foster Home Program. Responsible for key project activities related to the planning, development, and implementation of the project component. A substantial portion of the workload directed by this position is carried out at one or more locations that are physically removed from the main unit under conditions that make day-to-day coordination complex to administer.
    Independently deals with crises and effectively uses his/her problem solving skills to assist the Veteran, family and staff.
    Monitors homes with unannounced visits at least once per month. In addition, incumbent communicates with entire multidisciplinary team regarding veterans contentment with home and care received in the home. Addresses any circumstance that may arise during weekly team meeting or sooner depending on issue.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, or as defined by supervisor.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: Not authorized
    Telework: May be available after 180 days
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    75% 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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