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.
About Sheridan, Wyoming:
Sheridan is a vibrant and friendly community, located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, in the great state of Wyoming. Here, we are able to offer a wide variety of amenities for the community while maintaining a small-town identity. This is the perfect place for an outdoor enthusiast, as well those seeking a break from the big city. Here is a glimpse of what Sheridan, Wyoming, and the Bighorn Mountains have to offer. With 106 million acres of Bighorn National Forest encompassing 180,000 acres of wilderness, this is an ideal place to play, and work.
About the Sheridan VA Health Care System:
We are part of the Rocky Mountain Region Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN19). VISN 19 includes facilities in Colorado, Oklahoma, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Our health care system consists of our main facility located in Sheridan, Wyoming. Its a 200-bed medical center, serving as the psychiatry tertiary referral site for VISN 19. We provide complex care across the continuum ranging from acute inpatient mental health care to mental health residential rehabilitation and interdisciplinary outpatient programs, and prospective candidates will help drive an integrated and comprehensive approach to the care of a complicated Veteran population. Sheridan VAHCS bed complement includes 20 psychiatric, 10 medical, 55 extended care, 115 mental health residential beds, and a 45-bed Domiciliary Residential Treatment program for homeless Veterans. We have five Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Casper, Riverton, Cody, Gillette and Rock Springs, with two Telehealth Outreach Clinics in Worland and Evanston; and one Outreach Clinic in Afton, Wyoming.
About the Social Worker position:
Care Coordination/Case Management serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans, and their families, assigned to a BHIP team to ensure delivery of comprehensive, seamless mental health services is maintained throughout the continuum of care. This includes communication within and across care lines to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans.
Act as a clinical resource/point-of-contact to Veterans and other team/staff members.
Conduct biopsychosocial assessments to determine care coordination and treatment needs of Veterans.
Provide consultation/education to Veterans and families on VA resources (including self-management tools), community resources, Advance Directives, and VA benefits.
Actively participate in the treatment planning process with other disciplines.
Participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate to promote care continuity.
Serve as liaison between VA and community resources, to include education and bidirectional communication that promotes seamless care.
Maintain familiarity and share responsibility with other team members for performance measures relevant to the BHIP team.
Serves on Interdisciplinary Treatment Team(s).
Provides crisis intervention when indicated including timely assessment of at-risk Veterans in crisis to identify immediate needs, evaluate risk, and initiate safety plan as appropriate.
Provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate.
Provide wellness/prevention education and may facilitate patient/family educational/bridging supportive sessions as appropriate.
Document interventions and activities in patient's electronic health record and ensure appropriate hand-off communication and documentation when transferring patient care.
Actively participates in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with care coordination needs and caseloads and identifying the need for making recommendations on program procedures and/or policy changes based upon work experiences.
Takes responsibility for improving professional skills, participating in planning and executing specific staff development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training programs of other disciplines as requested.
Perform other BHIP-related duties as directed by the Supervisor, such as, but not limited to: Training/mentoring and oversight of new staff & those not yet clinically licensed and preparing for and training to staff on CARF & The Joint Commission standards and accreditation process.
Follow national guidance and local policy and SOPs for the MHSL. This includes following policies and documentation requirements as required for CARF and The Joint Commission accreditation as well as other internal and external requirements.
Participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager.
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.