The Northport VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time Social Worker (Program Coordinator) for the CC&ICM and PACT programs. The Northport VAMC has a large Social Work Service that is located in a Level 1c tertiary teaching hospital which includes a main campus and five Clinical Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) which provide a full range of patient care services. This is a coordinator position with supervisory responsibilities for the PACT Social Workers. 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 of Social 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/. English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements the candidate must possess the following requirements. 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 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 G39This vacancy announcement is above the full performance level. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary but also demands standing, walking, bending, twisting and carrying of light items. ["Duties include but are not limited to: Serves as the facility CC&ICM Social Work Co-Champion and consultant/subject matter expert on case management practice, including keeping abreast of VA policies, laws, and regulations that affect case management delivery to Veterans, Caregivers, and families; Coordinates and collaborates with facility level Executive Leadership Sponsor(s), care coordination, care management, and case management service area and program leads; Develops policies, procedures, and processes to support cost-effective, high-quality case management across the VA medical facility to eliminate duplication of services where appropriate; Provides clinical oversight and supervises the PACT Social Workers; Provides clinical and administrative responsibility to PACT social work, ensuring program model implementation and effectiveness, modification of service patterns as needed, and analysis and evaluation of program data; Uses high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans, Caregivers, and/or their families; and Utilizes data from data sources, chart reviews, committee minutes, quality improvement studies, etc. to design and revise appropriate documentation strategies to meet regulatory standards. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; 800am-4:30pm (Tour is subject to changes based on the needs of the department.) Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 37429F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.