The incumbent works for the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics (JAHVH) in Tampa, Florida, as a direct report to Social Work Service, and is assigned to the Spinal Cord Injuries/Disorders program. This position provides Clinical care, discharge planning, psychosocial need& family support services to Veterans, Family Members, and Caregivers. JAHVH is a Level I-A tertiary medical center with general medicine, surgical, psychiatric, rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, nursing home care beds, spinal cord injury/disorders center, and a polytrauma treatment facility. In addition to the Primary Care Annex, it also encompasses six community-based outpatient clinics located in New Port Richey, South Hillsborough, Brooksville, Lakeland, Lecanto, and Zephyrhills. The hospital has social work academic affiliations with three universities - Florida State University, University of South Florida and St. Leo University. The Senior Social Worker, will be a dedicated resource to the SCI/D MS Team. The incumbent would perform the following duties but not limited to: Provide intensive case management to reduce hospitalizations, improving quality and continuity of care, and increase Veteran contact, allowing Veteran to remain in the least restrictive environment. Psychosocial implications for the individual with MS and their family. Resources for MS treatment and rehabilitation. Resources for appropriate clinical and vocational interventions. Prosthetic services for Veterans with MS. Knowledge of VHA directives and benefits affecting Veterans with MS. Community resources and services for the disabled. Local peer counseling programs or groups. Federal laws and regulations regarding disability. The incumbent must have and maintain a valid driver's license Work Schedule: M-F, 8am - 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.