The Primary Purpose of the Position is: The Inpatient Social Worker is a part of the Medicine team which delivers inpatient care to Veteran patients in the inpatient setting. The Social Worker functions as a discharge planner and coordinates care with a multidisciplinary team to ensure that discharge planning needs are in place prior to the Veterans discharge from the inpatient setting. The incumbent must assess and treat the psychosocial problems of Veterans and their families/significant others. Social work responsibilities include the assessment of psychosocial problems that cause distress, often impacting the health condition and creating barriers to care. These stressors can include adjustment to the current medical condition, mental health or substance abuse condition, economic inst
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