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    Summary

    The Social Worker, (Patient Aligned Care Team [PACT]), is assigned to the PACT for the Cheyenne VA Healthcare System providing comprehensive social work services to Veterans receiving outpatient services, and may include Ambulatory/Primary Care, Urgent/Emergency Care, Specialty Care, or Community Care. Social work services include high-quality assessment, case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, support, care coordination and/or resource referral and management.

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    Responsibilities

    The duties of the Social Worker - PACT include but are not limited to:

    • Conducting psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and caregivers.
    • Providing a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice and within the scope of their license, to include triage, advocacy, individual, family, and group counseling, discharge planning, case management, and crisis intervention.
    • Participating in care planning with the interdisciplinary team, the Veteran and Veteran's caregivers (whenever possible) in the identification of treatment goals and preferred outcomes.
    • Providing consultation/education to Veterans and caregivers on the VA and community resources, benefits, and support services specific to the Veteran's and/or caregivers needs.
    • Acting as a consultant to other team/staff members, providing excellent customer service, advocacy, and education on relevant topics to internal and external customers.
    • Acting as a liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties needed, and fostering knowledge and collaboration between VA and community partners.
    • Acting as a subject matter expert for Advance Directives, Organ Donation, and Advanced Care Planning IAW the standards of the work area.
    • Providing Wellness/Prevention education and facilitate related support groups.
    • Actively participate in committee assignments.
    • Participating in quality improvement projects and practices, to include peer chart reviews, data collection, and monitoring customer satisfaction, in compliance with JCAHO, CMS, State, VHA, and CHYVAMC policies and procedures.
    • Assisting Veterans and their caregivers in coping with loss and grief related to disability, terminal illness, and death.
    • Documenting social work interventions and activities in the Veteran's clinical record according to professional and procedural standards and timeliness, ensuring appropriate and effective hand-offs when transferring patient care to other providers.
    • Attending staff meetings and any other mandatory meetings regularly.
    • Remaining current and in good standing in their license, privileging or scope of practice, and educational requirements. Incumbent will follow National Social Work Ethics and Rules of Behavior, advancing the standing and reputation of the profession at all times.
    • Performing other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position as required for position associated tasks, training and/or associated clinics.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584196000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.