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Senior Social Worker -Trauma Recovery Services - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Master of Social Work

Company: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Social Worker -Trauma Recovery Services - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

VA Careers - Social Work:

This position involves compliance with all requirements for Joint Commission and VACO. Also, the Social Worker participates in program planning, process improvement, and evaluation of the Behavioral Health Programs, follows guidance regarding the assimilation and analysis of performance improvement data and utilizes processes to meet the regulatory requirements of VACO (e.g., SAIL data).

The Oklahoma City VAHCS is a tertiary care facility, classified as a Clinical Referral Level III facility and is a teaching hospital to medical and behavioral staff. Oklahoma City VAHCS is one of the largest and most complex within the VA system. This position requires independent and advanced decision making and provision of services due to the types of services provided, i.e., Military Sexual Trauma (MST), LGBTQ, and other individual trauma therapy. The incumbent practices at an advanced and independent level, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about routine and emergent services and treatment provided to Veterans and their Families. This requires specialized knowledge of mental health emergencies, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment.

The social worker independently provides mental health services at an independent and advanced practice level to the Veteran population enrolled at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center Trauma Recovery Services (TRS) Clinic. These Veterans often demonstrate complex medical and mental health diagnoses (for example PTSD, SUD, TBI, and/or comorbid disorders) that require expert diagnostic skills, judgment, and treatment. In addition, many veterans demonstrate difficulty with readjustment to civilian life. Services include individual and group therapy, psychoeducational groups, crisis intervention, advocacy, high quality case management services, outreach activities, and coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers / agencies as needed by the patient. This is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the TRS Program or other interdisciplinary treatment teams such as BHIP.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Irregular tours and/or Saturday work may be required.
Compressed/Flexible: May be available
Telework: Telework eligible in accordance with agency policy
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: Senior Social Worker -Trauma Recovery Services/PD0000000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City , Senior Social Worker -Trauma Recovery Services - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Master of Social Work, Other , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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