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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Minneapolis, MN

Social Worker (Program Coordinator) in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Remote

Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-05-20
Direct Apply
Valid Through2024-05-12

Job Description:

Summary The incumbent serves as the Advance Care Planning Coordinator for the Minneapolis VA. The position is aligned under the Social Work Executive. Incumbent has broad program management and clinical responsibilities related to advanced care planning that intersects with all Integrated Care Communities throughout the medical center, as well as the Veteran Community Partnership Program Coordinator bridging community relationships and fostering collaboration among various programs and stakeholders. Responsibilities VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Major duties include, but are not limited to: The ACP and VCP Coordinator is responsible for the program development and implementation of the program and services. The incumbent develops and implements programs and services associated with advance directives, advance care planning, and the ACP-GV program within all areas of the medical center/health care system and ensures compliance and collaboration with the National ACP-GV Implementation Team and the National Social Work Program Office. The incumbent assures adherence to advance directive screening and resulting actions maintaining compliance with The Joint Commission and Long Term Care requirements. The incumbent recognizes the need for organized partnerships between VA staff and community partners in order to build relationships, exchange information, educate each other on resources available, reduce barriers, and strengthen the delivery of care and services to veterans. S/he will serve veterans through a network of trained facilitators and though the delivery of direct services to inpatients and outpatients. S/he will manage the flow of AD work load including entering the appropriate documentation. The incumbent will serve as the champion and subject matter expert on advance directives & advanced care planning actively identifying challenges and barriers and working in collaboration with others to address and/or eliminate them (e.g. demographic information updates, guardianship flags, benefits education, etc). Specific to ACP-GV, the incumbent recruits and trains ACP-GV facilitators, tracks groups for outcomes and monitors scheduling and progress. Provides facility education and participates in the recruitment for ACP-GV. S/he manages data and inputs information into national data tracking systems and monitors for impact and program outcomes. S/he monitors for compliance of facility and national policies. S/he provides education and support to veterans and staff related to Life Sustaining Treatment The incumbent serves as local subject matter expert for advance care planning (ACP), understanding documentation for state and VA process. Collaborates regularly with key partners (e.g. ICU, Hospice and Palliative Care Team, BRO Team, etc.) and serves as the facility champion for progressing conversations, collaboration, and education on advance care planning. Serves as a practitioner/group facilitator in ACP-GV and provides direct patient care services in the program. Supports and facilitates ACP-GV regularly and demonstrates an understanding of the administrative and clinical elements of standing up clinics, groups, group facilitation, program development, and recruitment. As appropriate, utilizes virtual, telephonic, and/or in person platforms for individual and group interactions. Creates a facility policy and/or Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to outline the ACP-GV referral and/or consult process and facilitates recruitment processes. Develops a local ACP steering committee & VCP to engage stakeholders, obtain buy in and spread ACP and ACP-GV across multiple points of care, based on facility policy and needs. Manages facility ACP-GV clinics and oversees facility ACP-GV documentation, including requesting ACP-GV clinic(s) to be established using relevant protocol(s) and deploying national progress note template(s) to support standardized documentation within the electronic medical record. Provides clinical intervention and case management services for interval periods of time while assisting veterans and their caregivers in navigating the health care system and establishing care within an appropriate treatment team. Oversees program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data, developing and implementing ideas for improvement and evaluating efficacy of improvement efforts. Collaborates with various service internal areas & external stakeholders & programs to promote and bridge relationship with internal and external stakeholders. Assess and monitors for program impact and outcomes. Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to Veterans, their families and caregivers. Develops and implements directives, State-Authorized-Portable-Orders, Advance Directives, and the connections and nuances between those three components of Advance Care Planning. The incumbent provides collaboration and partnership with the MVAHCS LST Site Coordinator, Ethics Consultation Team, and MVAHCS Ethics and Compliance leadership teams. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 07:30 to 16:00 Telework: Telework, if approved, will be on an Ad-Hoc basis only. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications All requirements for this position must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 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: Must possess a Master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Licensure: Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English to be appointed. Grade Determinations: Social Worker (Program Coordinator) GS-0185-12 (1) Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidate may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. (2) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. (3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs (Note: a separate document with written demonstration of KSAs must be included with application, see required documents section): (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 Physical Requirements: Light lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds to lift items such as books, binders, reports and records Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.

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