The Suicide Prevention Senior Social Worker Case Manager serves to facilitate implementation of suicide prevention strategies at the local level through direct patient care of Veterans determined to be at high risk, education, outreach, monitoring and coordination activities. The incumbent assists in the identification and care of Veterans at risk for suicide, and the local response to Veterans who utilize the national Veterans' Crisis Line (VCL). The Senior Social Worker duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following: Provides supportive services to families. Assists at risk Veterans in coping with acute illness, chronic illness, combat stress, the residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI), community adjustment, addictions, and other health and mental health problems. Addresses home care needs, homelessness, and transition across levels and sites of care. Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. Participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines and will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, appropriate facility meetings, and Social Work meetings. Provides case management to Veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. Coordinates treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans. Performs administrative functions such as actively participating in clinic meetings. Maintains accurate records of her/his clinical interventions and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599436000
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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.