The Social Work Supervisor Inpatient position is located at the Birmingham Veteran's Administration Healthcare Systems with in the Social Work Department. The Social Work Supervisor Inpatient duties include, but not limited to: Responsible for the professional and administrative management of inpatient social workers assigned to acute medical, surgical, specialty, palliative care, and critical care areas. Function in both a clinical and administrative capacity, providing direct acute medical social work services to Veterans and provide administrative oversight to those acute inpatient medical and social work and case management staff. Serves as primary point of contact and resource to the interdisciplinary team for community based social service agencies and VA programs. Intervenes with appropriate individuals and agencies regarding delays in service that may have an impact on quality of patient care, length of stay, or inappropriate patient admissions. Collaborates with nurse case managers when appropriate. Interacts with home care staff, community agencies and facilities to ensure safe and timely discharge of Veterans. Negotiates with interdisciplinary team follow up contact with patient/family, community agency or facility to evaluate the effectiveness of the discharge plans and identifies problems in service delivery. Reviews patient information for assigned caseload, determines anticipated length of stay and discharge plan and begins discharge planning process in collaboration with interdisciplinary team, patient, family. Coordinate community-based services with Community Care Team, including information and referral for additional services from other VA Programs, other government programs, and community agency programs by connecting Veterans to clinically appropriate resources to assist them as they transition back to life at home in the community. This position requires employee to be on-call status. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
Internal Number: 599728500
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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.