The clinical and program activities assumed under this position are conducted as part of the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (RANGE). ICMHR is a joint project of the Behavioral Health and Sciences Council and is administered locally under the direction of the Associate Chief Of Staff (ACOS) of Behavioral Health at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. This position is located at the Vineland, NJ Community Clinic. This program is specifically an E-RANGE program, which will allow for one of the social workers to work specifically with the homeless population in ensuring services, while the other social worker will work with a population with stable housing. The incumbent will provide intensive case management services to assigned veterans and significant others, consistent with the goals and methods of ICMHR and the VA Mental Health Initiative and with all relevant Medical Center policies and procedures. Intensive case management services are characterized by assertive outreach, individualized treatment planning, multidimensional orientation, and intensive delivery of services in working with those with serious mental illness. The following are duties that are assigned, but not limited to: Frequent, direct contact with patients to provide therapy and support. Focus on strengthening the patients ability to address acute and chronic behavior. Provision of continuity of care with the framework of ICMHR. Outreach and assertive provision of services to treatment resistant patients. Mobilization of environmental and organizational supports to include family members, professional and other interested parties. Actively involved in readmission decisions. Completes clinical documentation according to medical center standards. Work with other clinical programs and product lines to assist in the continued care of patients. Meet with VA, community. and professional organizations and individuals as needed. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.