Senior Social Worker (Active Management of Pain Program)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Prescott, Arizona, Arizona
Internal Number: 748732400
The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Senior Social Worker in our Integrated Therapies Service, within the Active Management of Pain Program, Prescott, AZ. The Senior Social Worker is a member of the Pain Management Clinic as an integral part of the interdisciplinary treatment team in providing high-quality case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, and coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers and/or agencies as needed. Basic Requirements: Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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: Candidate 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. Grade Determinations: GS-12 Senior Social Worker Experience: In addition to the basic requirements, applicants 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. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 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. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. 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. 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. 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: Pain management Experience and Training in CBT-CP preferred Reference: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard GS-0185 Veterans Health Administration. Physical Requirements: Involve active listening, reading, observing, and evaluating verbal and nonverbal behavior, walking, speaking, writing reports, writing policies and procedures, writing clinical notes, using office equipment such as computers, telephones, fax machines, photocopy machines and travel throughout the Medical Center, into the community to meet community agencies and partners, Veterans, and caregivers. Must also be able to perform CPR and remain current in BLS certification. ["Major duties include, but are not limited to: Identify level of functioning, degree of impairment in occupational, social, academic, interpersonal, and support systems Evaluate and assess lethality Perform mental status exams (MSE) Identify psychiatric manifestations of various medical conditions assess and intervene with Veterans of suspected abuse and provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families, or groups Working knowledge and understanding in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures in working with diverse populations and circumstances. The Senior Social Worker selected for this position will effectively communicate with and utilize other disciplines to facilitate treatment plan and implementation. Participation in team meetings; treatment planning conferences and collaborates with diverse multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive Veteran care. Work Schedule: 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM; Tour of duty can be discussed with supervisor. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is NOT a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: NOT Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): NOT Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.