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Social Worker - Inpatient Medical/Surgical
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Togus, ME
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 10/28/2020
Expire Date: 12/16/2020
Job Categories: Social Services, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Medical
Job Description
Social Worker - Inpatient Medical/Surgical
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: A master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Licensure: Social Worker licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. Experience: Appointment to the GS-11 grade level requires completion of a minimum of one year of post-MSW experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the field of health care or other social work-related settings. OR Educational Substitute: In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required one year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (a) Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. (b) Skill in independently conducting psychosocial assessments and treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural,ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds (c) Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures (i.e. acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology) to formulate a treatment plan. (d)Skill in independently implementing different treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric,medical, and social problems to achieve treatment goals. (e)Ability to provide consultation services to new social workers, social work graduate students, and other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES ARE CLEARLY ADDRESSED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE. FAILURE TO ADDRESS THESE KSAs WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation). References: VA Handbook 5005/120, PART II, APPENDIX G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. Physical Requirements: Extensive sitting, standing and walking are required. A significant amount of time is spent speaking on the phone and using a computer. Travel off station may be required to coordinate services, and/or represent the agency.
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