This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Social Worker (Program Coordinator)-Homemaker/Home Health Aide (H/HHA) serves in the Chico location of the VA Northern California Health Care System. The program coordinator oversees the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. They may be responsible for the program's budget, developing and monitoring staff compliance with practice, standards and guidelines on documentation, workload, data entry, ethical practice and service delivery. The program coordinator provides analysis and evaluation of clinical program data and computerized programs to identify system-wide trends and needs to enhance the quality of service. They may be responsible for, or contribute to, the program's resource and fiscal management, monitoring control points developing the annual budget, operating within that budget, and accounting for appropriated funds. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Participate in the development, evaluation, and communication of standards, policies, and procedures, and plans of care for the H/HHA program. Educate medical center colleagues and/or students regarding the H/HHA program and assist with dissemination of information to other VA facilities and community partners. Evaluate H/HHA practices using relevant statutes and regulations and take action to improve identified deficiencies. Conduct agency invoice audits as needed. Identify and develop program resources in the community, providing liaison with these providers. Complete an initial screening of Veterans to determine whether they meet eligibility criteria for inclusion in the H/HHA program. Reassess Veterans on a regular basis to ensure they are receiving the appropriate level of services and remain in need of program support. Develop a treatment plan of the Veteran in collaboration with the referring team, the Veteran, family members, and caregivers, whenever possible. Serve as a liaison between the contracted H/HHA provider and Veteran and/or family. This includes initiating services, reducing or increasing authorized hours, addressing conflicts between the Veteran and/or family and agency, and/or terminating services. Collaborate with other service providers in reassessing the Veteran's needs for non-institutional and/or institutional services and programs and entitlements. Educate the Veteran and/or caregiver of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the Veteran's preference or that of his surrogate decision-maker. Develop a resource file of VA and community social service programs and will refer the Veteran to needed services. Make rapid assessments and develop crisis management plans to maintain a patient in the home or for admission to acute, short term, and/or long-term placements. Provide education related to VA and community resources, entitlements, Advance Directives/Living Will, Life-Sustaining Treatment decisions, and will refer Veterans and/or families to other GEC programs or appropriate VA resource for identified health education needs. Provide Veterans and their caregiver's ongoing supportive counseling. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework, if approved, would be on a regularly scheduled basis, but this is not a remote or virtual position. This announcement is being extended for a wider applicant pool. Applicants who have applied and been referred do not need to apply again.
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.