This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Clinical (60%): Provides evidenced based, direct clinical services to student or employee Veterans onsite at the UNLV and CSN campus or via VA Video Connect (VVC). Direct clinical services may include individual, group, couples/family psychotherapy, psychosocial interventions, and crisis intervention service Reviews and processes all VITAL program consults and on campus referrals Conducts comprehensive psychosocial assessments. Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment, identifying needs and strengths Develops comprehensive treatment plan in coordination with interdisciplinary team members and the Veteran, including Veteran's self-identified recovery goals, objectives and interventions for psychosocial clinical treatment Creates adjustments to the treatment plan and interventions based on the changing needs, response to interventions and to improve outcomes Facilitates patient and family education appropriate to the patient and the specific presenting mental or behavioral health issues Actively collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team members, the Veteran, the Veteran's family members and significant others as appropriate to work with Veterans in furthering their recovery process and academic success Coordinates transfer of care and referral to additional behavioral health services at VASNHS along the mental health continuum of care (i.e. specialty mental health services, which may include ADTP, PTSD treatment, residential SUD treatment, MHICM, etc.) when appropriate to best meet the needs of the Veteran Assists in the coordination and/or establishment of primary care at VASNHS or one of the Primary Care Clinics (PCCs) or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) as appropriate Actively collaborates with Transition Case Management (TCM) team members assigned to assist with VITAL Program Veterans when appropriate Adheres to HIPAA, privacy regulations and VHA Directives related to release of information Responsible for all entries in the Veteran's medical record (CPRS) and timely completion thereof, including discharge summaries, all assigned clinical reminders, and patient encounters Administrative (30%): Performs work related to the review, monitoring, assessment, and planning of the VITAL program Responsible to oversee the day-to-day operations for the VITAL program, including the collaboration and coordination with other service departments or programs with assigned time working within VITAL Responsible for the completion and updating of VITAL program Memorandum(s) of Understanding/ Memorandum(s) of Agreement (MOUs/MOAs) and any other VITAL program related documents between VASNHS, UNLV, CSN and/or other agencies/community partners Responsible for oversight of required clinical records, as well as, completion of any reports due to higher level reporting agencies (i.e. BHS Leadership, Executive Leadership, VISN, VA OMHSP, etc.) Serves as a liaison between UNLV, CSN, and VASNHS BHS leadership Participates fully in peer review, assessing the quality of professional social work standards provided in the organization Participates actively in Performance Improvement (PI) activities Regularly attends VISN and VA OMHSP level meetings relevant to VITAL and participates in other local, VISN, and national committees/community networking activities as requested by BHS or facility leadership Participates in education/CME lectures, research, specialty care programs, and/or clinics as assigned by the Chief of PSR and Recovery Services Other duties as assigned Research/Education/Training (10%): Develop and provide presentations at departmental and faculty meetings to educate their staff on the basics of military culture, sensitize them to the unique needs of Veterans, and to create a natural support system that can help identify Veterans who are having problems before they would typically come to the attention of mental health professionals Liaison with existing student Veteran organizations to educate students in early identification and intervention models; introduce the concept of peer support for mental health issues, emphasizing reduction of stigma in asking for assistance, and building upon student Veterans' understanding of duty, honor, mission, and support of comrades Consults with faculty and staff regarding working effectively with returning veterans who appear to be having difficulty emotionally or academically Participates in research as appropriate through case finding and referral of patients to clinical investigators engaged in research or through participating in research studies Presents outcome data/research results at VA and national scientific meetings as appropriate Involved in the Social Work Service (SWS) and BHS training programs, the training of social work interns, psychology trainees, psychiatric residents, medical students, and nursing students, as appropriate
Internal Number: 600310300
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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.