Position can be filled as an Social Worker or Psychologist The Primary Care Mental Health Initiative (PCMHI) Social Worker delivers evidence based care for primary care patients identified with a variety of emotional and psychiatric problems including depression, anxiety disorders and alcohol misuse. PLEASE VIEW ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTLY FROM WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. PAY ATTENTION TO HIRING PATH CLARIFICATION, REQUIREMENTS SECTION, AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION. Provide consultation to Primary Care providers, other Behavioral Health clinicians and team members in the development of individual treatment strategies. Monitors the efficiency, effectiveness, timeliness, quality of services offered within the program area. Reviews relevant data, assesses the data, develops and implement ideas for improvement. Provides assessments and referral services to community agencies, ensures that staff is resourceful and has up to date knowledge regarding community and VA resources. Utilize mechanisms for systematic monitoring of symptoms and treat emergent problems such as non-adherence or side effects; decision support; patient education and activation; and assistance in referral to specialty mental health care programs, when needed. Coordinating treatment and communicating with other services to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans. Assist in the development & implementation of policies & procedures pertinent to the program, including quality assurance & program evaluation activities as required by National PCMHI Office, MIRECC, VACO, & JC. Provide coverage to the Emergency Room for Mental Health assessments, crisis interventions, etc. via on-call schedule shared with other members of the Mental Health Service Line. Provide services to primary care patients in a collaborative framework within primary care teams. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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. Learn more
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.