The position is located in the Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program of the New York Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus. Serves as the Intake Coordinator of the PRRTP program and also provides clinical services to veterans in the PRRTP program. The Intake Coordinator position functions under the Mental Health Care Line. Functions as a clinical lead of the Screening Team for the PRRTP coordinating referrals, performing screenings and admission to the program. The Intake Coordinator works closely with all referral sources such as the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, HUD-VASH, Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), the Mental Health Outpatient Clinics. MHICM, other VA facilities and community agencies. Arranges referral or services on behalf of the veteran to assure that necessary and appropriate clinical services are received. Coordinates day-to-day functions of the admissions program that treats a variety of clinically challenging patients requiring residential placement into programming that provides support and services for homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, vocational, and related psychiatric and medical conditions. The PRRTP Intake Coordinator may also assist PRRTP staff with discharge planning for those veterans no longer needing residential support as they return to independent functioning in the community, or to a higher level of residential support as warranted by the individual recovery plan. Responsible for coordination and management functions performed, to include direct screening of Veterans referred, medical and psychiatric screening reviews, entry into the Bed Management Solution (BMS), serving as the point of contact with programmatic responsibility for admissions related issues, responsibility for incorporating VISN and national policies and guidelines into local policy and practice, data collecting and reporting, and developing productive working relationships with community sources of referral. Builds a network of community referrals and supports while upholding the mission of New York Harbor Health Care System and VISN 2 Behavioral Health Services. Secondarily, the incumbent is also to provide generalist duties, including psychosocial assessments and treatment planning, discharge planning, evidence-based interventions with individuals and families affected by mental health and substance abuse and who may be in crisis, education and referral for resources and benefits, case management and pre/post residential treatment follow-up. Responsibilities will also include consultation/education to Medical Center staff and service providers, the collection and maintenance of statistical data, program planning evaluation and modification. Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day management and operational aspects of veterans who are referred for screening and admission to the PRRTP residential unit. Serves as the point of contact for VA and community partners/agencies, including Veterans Courts. Coordinates the screening of veterans according to VHA Handbook 1162.02, by assuring that the appropriate providers review applications for veterans/referral sources requesting admission to the PRRTP. Coordinates admissions with the PRRTP interdisciplinary team. Develops and adapts procedures for referrals to the PRRTP for VA facilities as well as community partners/agencies, Facilitates appropriate and timely referrals/transfers from within the community. Develops and communicates recommendations regarding discharge planning resources focused on providing a continuum of care. Incumbent assists PRRTP staff in developing discharge plans for Veterans with complex discharge needs. Facilitates completion of a preadmission PRRTP referral, obtains current medical, psychiatric and psychosocial assessments needed for determining appropriateness for admission, adequately identifies, evaluates, and interprets social and environmental factors which affect medical diagnosis and response to treatment under appropriate clinical supervision for licensure, and communicates these to approving providers in order for admission determinations to be reliably made. Adequately identifies, evaluates, and interprets social and environmental factors which may affect admission to the medical center. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker/PD21Z12O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.