There is one vacancy for this position. The duty station will be determined based on the applicant selected for this position. The CC&ICM framework is a specialized, collaborative practice among multiple healthcare professions which provides structure and standards to support inter-professional collaboration throughout the continuum of care and optimal utilization of healthcare resources. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School ofSocial Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-12 Experience and Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidate may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Documentation is required if part of your state's requirements for providing supervision for licensure is beyond your licensure only (example: certification of continuing education credits) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs (document with written documentation of KSAs must be included with application, see required documents section) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 Physical Requirements: Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid may be permitted)Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The Social Work Program Coordinator assigned to the CC&ICM model of care is responsible for building networks, case identification through evaluation and data analysis, direct case management services, facilitation of the Care Coordination Review 7/18/22 KB Committee (CCRT), and direct collaboration with nursing and social work CC&ICM leads. Duties include but are not limited to the following: The health care and psychosocial needs of the population served are complex and require a high degree of independence, clinical oversight, and creative problem solving. The CC&ICM Coordinator r will need to build and foster networks for referral and care coordination, provide support and education to staff throughout the medical center, and work collaborative within multiple care settings to meet the needs of those served. The CC&ICM Coordinator will interface with all Integrated Care Communities (ICC) across the health care system and in turn will be aligned under the Social Work Executive, reporting directly to the Social Work Executive and will work collaboratively with the CC&ICM Nurse. The duties and responsibilities of this position require and authorize the individual to develop and implement the local policies of the program. The Coordinator is administratively responsible and accountable for the clinical and program development and effectiveness of the facility CC&ICM Program. The CC&ICM Coordinator will spend at least 50% of their time in administrative duties. The Program Coordinator will provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective social work practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced social workers, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification. The Coordinator will adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics, all local social work policies, and maintain an unrestricted, unsuspended license to practice social work The incumbent must function with a high degree of independence and knowledge of VHA regulations in managing medically and psycho-socially complex cases. The incumbent is responsible for advance level case management and coordination of care for patients across the continuum of care, including initial assessments, recommendations, VA & community referrals, Hospice/Palliative care, supportive counseling, grief/bereavement for patient's families/friends, care coordination, and discharge planning. Demonstrates a have high level knowledge of veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, VA funeral & burial services, service-connected compensation and non-service connected pension. She/he will collaborate and facilitate referrals based upon veterans needs and eligibility. - Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team(s) who are involved. Incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups, facilitate discharge planning efforts, mentor and lead social work and case management efforts across the health care system, and model leadership to interdisciplinary teams. Serve as a facility consultant for quality assurance related to meeting Veterans Health Administration (VHA) performance monitors and measures related to care coordination, care transitions, and case management. Tracking and trending of performance metric reporting, monitoring quality of documentation and workload productivity, and validating accuracy of coding and labor mapping should be included in quality assurance monitoring. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm OR Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm\nTelework: Ad hoc Emergency Telework may be authorized\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: Social Work Program Coordinator (CC&ICM) #000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.