The San Francisco VA Medical Center is recruiting for a full-time Senior Social Worker in the Med/Surg/Acute Care in Social Work Service. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 24th, 2021. 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. Social work services are provided to promote coping within the community through identifying and facilitating transition to higher or lower levels of care while in the community and contribute to decreased morbidity and link to resources that support most prompt discharge planning. To provide social work services to the in-patient Veteran population and Specialty Clinics at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Services consist of high quality assessment and intervention: assessment of coping in the community, including assessment of suspected abuse, especially elder abuse and issues related to capacity; intervention such as counseling to patients and families addressing psychosocial stressors, mental illness, addiction, illness and loss; crisis intervention; advance directive education and completion when appropriate; coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers/agencies; clinic-based short-term focused case management; consultation to multidisciplinary teams on the psychosocial aspects of individualized patient-care plans; discharge planning to ensure safe discharges to higher and lower levels of care including skilled nursing facilities, board and care homes or home with appropriate supports in place; referral to community substance abuse and psychiatric services. Providing continuity of care is crucial to assure patient safety, completion of referrals, and a firm hand-off to resource agency programs and providers. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Ad hoc, at the supervisors discretion Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker/PD000000 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.