Please note: Veterans' Preference has been waived for this vacancy in accordance with the provisions of 38 USC 7412 in conjunction with the provisions of P.L. 115-46. The position in this vacancy has been identified as a VHA Shortage Occupation as determined by the VA Office of the Inspector General for fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021). Veterans are encouraged to apply, and qualified Veterans will receive consideration. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 14, 2020, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Applicant Expiration: Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. The primary job functions of Social Workers at this level include the provision of direct patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, and education of staff and trainee supervision within various specialties: Emergency Department (ED): Provides comprehensive social work services through a broad range of interventions in a mental health setting and make complex and independent clinical judgement, as demonstrated by at least two years of specialized practice. The advanced level Social Worker will diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychosocial assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family and group psychotherapies, crisis interventions and case management. Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC): Provides comprehensive social work services through a broad range of interventions in a mental health setting (inpatient and out-patient).Will diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychosocial assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family and group psychotherapies, environmental interventions and case management. The Social Worker will also serve as a Mental Health Treatment Coordinator for Veterans on the PRRC team and conduct Measurement Based Care. They consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues and may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Primary Care/Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Assigned to the Memphis VA Medical Center or Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) for the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). PCMHI is a blended model consisting of co-located collaborative face-to-face care in PACT and telephone care management through the VISN 9 Behavioral Health Lab (BHL). The incumbent does have clinical supervisory responsibilities and limited administrative duties. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Primarily responsible for screening, assessing, treatment planning, clinical care provision, case-managing and discharge planning care at the advanced practice level. The incumbent represents the social work profession and perspective on the multidisciplinary team. The Social Worker also has teaching and orientation responsibilities for social work and psychology interns and residents, nursing students, and psychiatric residents. The incumbent will provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, will role model effective social work practice skills, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure/certification. Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP): Applies advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient issues in his/her work setting. The incumbent has advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The primary job functions at this level include the provision of direct patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, and education of staff and trainee supervision. Chemical Dependency Center (CDC): Provides comprehensive social work services through a broad range of interventions in a Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation mental health setting (inpatient and out-patient). The incumbent is a member of the CDC Team. The incumbent will provide screenings, a full range of psychological assessments for diagnosis and treatment planning, evidence-based groups, individual psychotherapy, treatment plans and case management, diagnose mental disorders, complete psychosocial assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm, evenings, weekends, holidays may be required as needed Financial 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.