NOTE: Qualified and referred applicants on announcement number JB-11034676-21-NW will be considered for this virtual position with the referred candidates on this announcement and therefore will not need to reapply THESE POSITIONS ARE VIRTUAL FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDTES - THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL ADDITONAL VACANCIES. If the selectee is not virtual, the duty station of the position will be physically located at the Jesse Brown VAMC, Chicago IL The VISN Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program Social Worker position is a VISN-based position. This position falls under the general supervision of the VISN CRH Mental Health (MH) Section Chief. A Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) is a repository of clinical and administrative staff that serve Veterans Affairs facilities within a Veterans Integrated System Network (VISN). Staff within the Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program are expected to provide outpatient, evidence- based, suicide prevention psychotherapy services (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, Problem-Solving Therapy for Suicide Prevention, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to Veterans across the VISN, and provide other services that align with suicide preventions needs (i.e., training, consultation, etc.) and current/future Clinical Practice Guidelines. Services provided by the Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program staff are conducted virtually, and Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) is the primary modality for treatment, which includes clinic-based telehealth and telehealth into the home. Major duties and responsibilities above the full performance grade level include: -Providing clinical services in a virtual modality including video telehealth, patient/provider secure messaging, telephone visits, review of electronic medical records etc. - Maintains high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain 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. - Complete a current psychosocial assessment to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans. - Provide a wide range of care including risk assessment and referral, intake/diagnostic and psychosocial assessments, comprehensive treatment planning, and evidence-based psychotherapy services in a manner consistent with established protocols to Veterans at risk for suicide. - Work closely with the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Suicide Prevention facility-based teams, and other Behavioral Health services to ensure a seamless transition to appropriate services for Veterans. - Participates as a member of a Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program treatment team and engages in active collaboration with Veterans and family as well as other interdisciplinary treatment team members. - 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. - 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. - Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits, specialty programs, and advance directives. - Provide 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 and providing follow up care as needed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Virtual: May be considered for highly qualified candidates. Will be discussed at interview. Telework: If not virtual, adhoc telework may be available and will be discussed at interview. 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.