The VISN 10 Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) is recruiting for a Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program Social Worker. This is a VISN-based position located in VISN 10, expected to provide outpatient, evidence-based, suicide prevention psychotherapy services to Veterans across VISN 10 utilizing Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) or other virtual modalities. VISN 10 CRH Tele-Mental Health staff are 100% virtual, with the requirement to attend in person trainings and retreats, as needed. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families Independently works with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems within the context of suicide risk Completes psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans, after thorough review of the medical record Utilizes assessments and the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide (2019) in facilitating the Veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of recovery that is possible and practicable Completes all reporting requirements set forth by SPP and CRH to include, but not limited to: Measurement-Based Care monitoring Program evaluation Quality management Fidelity, efficacy, and outcomes measures Training required for the position and delivery of care Utilization of tools and resources related to reporting and evaluation (i.e.,dashboards, measures, note templates with health factors, etc.) Participates as a member of an Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program treatment team and engages in active collaboration with Veterans and family as well as other interdisciplinary treatment team members, including but not limited to Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, RNs, Peer Support Specialists and Administrative Support staff, in the development and implementation of a treatment plan Facilitates enrollment and discharge planning through collaboration with Veterans and their families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate plans are executed in a timely manner Addresses treatment compliance and "no-shows" when needed with patients Serves as a liaison between Veterans and their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of suicide prevention-related services Independently implements treatment modalities and provides counseling and/or skills groups for Veterans and families Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits, specialty programs, and advance directives. This includes the incumbent's knowledge of the process for accessing and/or coordinating community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs, and community programs Provides consultation to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and their families particularly related to suicide risk and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with people from diverse backgrounds Provides emergency/crisis intervention services to patients experiencing acute psychological crises by helping to stabilize these individuals, providing evidence-based suicide prevention psychotherapies, assisting in referral arrangements for transfer to a psychiatric facility for inpatient care (taking into account locality demands), if necessary, and providing follow up care as needed, all occurring within the context of active treatment with you as the provider Supports the mission, policies, and procedures of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the appropriate Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and the facility Serves on committees and work groups, as deemed appropriate by the supervisor, and attends all required meetings Furthers one's own professional growth through continuing education appropriate to the area of assignment. This includes participation in VA and community sponsored therapy training and supervision programs, which may include audio recording of therapy sessions as an educational tool Provides assistance to less experienced providers and serves as a preceptor or consultant, when appropriate, to colleagues and trainees. Maintains a level of productivity and quality consistent with the complexity of the assignment and consistent with professional standards, Joint Commission standards, and national standards, as outlined by the national SPP and in conjunction with VHA productivity standards. Documents in the Veteran's electronic medical record and completes/updates a thorough assessment and treatment plan in VA's approved treatment planning tool, currently Mental Health Suite. Shares responsibility for program coordination with team members as requested. This may include acting to coordinate care for any Veteran enrolled in the program, including those cared for by team members, when asked. Consult management Work Schedule: Variable tours, as needed and/or assigned. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599697900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.