This position will be assigned to the inpatient unit at the Birmingham Veteran's Health Systems. The Duties for Inpatient Social Worker includes, but not limited to: The incumbent is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. The incumbent will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. The incumbent will provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. The incumbent will act as a consultant to other team/staff members. The incumbent will provide consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. The incumbent will act as a liaison between VA and community resources. The incumbent will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. The incumbent will facilitate hospital discharge to Skilled Nursing Facilities. The incumbent will coordinate Skilled Home Health Care needs to facilitate hospital discharge. The incumbent will be required to be on the on-call rotation. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm Telework: Available (As needed by the service) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.