Senior Social Worker (Emergency Department) EDRP/Recruitment/Relocation
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 719301400
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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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/. **NOTE** Licenses from the state of Alabama no longer meet VA regulatory requirements for independent licensure. To qualify for the assignment of Senior Social Worker at the GS-12 level, you must have 2 years of experience at the advanced practice level, earning while having an active, unrestricted advanced practice license in a U.S. state or territory other than Alabama. 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: Senior Social Worker, GS-12 Experience/Education. The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty. Licensure/Certification. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they 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: (a) Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management. (b) Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. (c) Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to design system changes. (d) Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills. (e) Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area. Preferred Experience: EBP Certification Experience with crisis intervention in a medical and mental health setting Prior experience in similar role or with population served Experience working with an interdisciplinary team Clinical supervision certification Quality r utilization management experience Former VA Trainee References: Appendix G39, SOCIAL WORKER QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated September 2019, https://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-handbooks/Documents/5005-120.pdf and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm (or you may use the following generic citation) VA Handbook 5005. (also available in the local Human Resources Office) The full performance level of this vacancy is GS12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS12 Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (15 lbs. occasionally); Light Carrying (16 lbs. occasionally); Reaching above shoulder; frequent keyboarding; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 6 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2-4 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sited and far sited Vision 20/30; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["The ED Senior Social Worker collaborates with interdisciplinary teams in the provision of comprehensive health care services to Veterans and ensures equity of access, service, and benefits to this population. The ED Senior Social Worker collects, develops, and analyzes data using appropriate clinical indicators and monitoring activities to assure that the care provided is of the highest quality. Provides consultation and education to VA staff and community-based service providers including medical residents. Additionally, documents activities and interventions in Veteran's clinical record utilizing the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of Veteran care. Incumbent performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in specialty areas, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Incumbent is able to demonstrate the ability to design changes based on empirical findings. Uses the social work process (psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment) to conduct an intake health status assessment or an update assessment for OEF/OIF veterans; utilizes clinical reminders to evaluate the need for health care, behavioral and mental health services; makes appropriate referrals for health care, individual, group, marital and/or family treatment services. Informs the OEF/OIF program support assistant when an intake health status assessment is initially completed for an OEF/OIF veteran. Completes the PHQ-I9, Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment, and/or Suicide Behavior and Overdose reports according to VA policy and guidelines in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) as needed on patients with suicidal ideation and on patients whose record is flagged \"High Risk for Suicide.\" Work Schedule: Full-Time, Rotating shift, and Nights/Weekends/Holidays 7:00am-11:00pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Senior Social Worker - (Emergency Department) GS 12. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Available EDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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