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    Incumbent is assigned to the Integrated Behavioral Health Care (IBHC) Team in the Mental Health program at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS), at the Carson City Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Incumbent functions as part of an interdisciplinary team. Social Work Services are carried out in full accordance with specific program goals and broad objectives of the VA health care system.

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate

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    The IBHC Social Worker provides brief assessment and intervention support to the Patient Alignment Care Team (PACT), with an emphasis on integration of mental health services within primary care. It is expected that the incumbent will successfully coordinate service delivery with Primary Care staff and other Mental Health Providers as appropriate. The incumbent applies advanced strategies to the assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems encountered among patients in the primary care setting, with an emphasis on promoting good health practices, improving adherence to medical regimens, and addressing mental health difficulties that contribute to or result from medical illness. Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Incumbent employs a high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and/or their families.

    Incumbent independently works with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. The Incumbent is seen as an expert and leader among peers in the psychosocial care of medically complex patients and frequently offers consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment and care coordination of complex patients. In addition, the incumbent will work as a care manager to provide telephone care management, monitor patients, provide education and support, and influence adherence to guidelines by providing "on-time, on-target" information to primary care providers, and collaboratively making appropriate care decisions. The incumbent will work within the Behavioral Health Laboratory (BHL) to assist in the delivery of evidence-based care for primary care patients identified with a variety of emotional and psychiatric problems.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidate
    Telework Eligible: May be possible after 6 months
    Note: This position is covered by the local bargaining unit

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0185 Social Work

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