The Social Work Executive has responsibility for overseeing the practice of social workers in multiple divisions. At VA Black Hills Healthcare System, there are 40+ professional social work positions. The social workers are assigned to service lines throughout the facilities (two primary medical centers, major CBOC in Rapid City, and rural CBOCs Pierre, South Dakota; Scottsbluff, Nebraska; and various outreach social workers that regularly travel to even more rural areas). Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Provides consultation to care line managers and other staff on social work qualification standards, social work practice, social work competency, social work productivity, and social work continuing education. Develops, maintains, and manages oversight of social work programs in all settings. Identifying needs for social work assessment, evaluation, and treatment; determining priority needs for social work services; and recommending adjustments to staffing levels accordingly. Participating in the development and coordination of medical center plan for patient care and is involved as a consultant in decisions where Social Work practice is impacted. Recruiting qualified social workers, to include participating in interviewing, selection, and orientation. Tracking, in collaboration with Human Resources or other offices responsible for credentialing, required licensure and/or certification for all social workers, including: continuing education requirements, license renewal, and other requirements social workers must meet to deliver appropriate care. Provides supervisory responsibilities for the facility as needed. Planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; developing individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating and overseeing staff of the assigned program. Serves as a vital professional influence and resource to Local Leadership in their compliance with standards defined by accrediting organizations, such as The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards applicable to Social Work. Maintaining academic affiliations for social work practice; which may include arranging and coordinating Social Work Field Practice placements at the Medical Center. Consulting with other Services, program managers, or care line managers on issues pertaining to Social Work ethics, ethical dilemmas in the delivery of care, ethical issues within the larger organization and organizational processes that may impact social work practice and customer satisfaction related to social work services provided. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Telework: Ad Hoc only. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Work Executive/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.