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 This Senior Social Worker position functions as the Home Based Primary Care Social Worker. This position is located at the Community Cased Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS) in North Conway, NH and in the communities surrounding each of these locations. This position reports to the Social Work Service Line. Home Base Primary Care (HBPC) social workers are assigned to Home-Based Primary Care Team (HBPC) and function as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team that provides comprehensive medical intervention and case management to patients with disabling, complex, chronic health conditions. Patients involved with HBPC tend to require care that is broad-based and longitudinal. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem-solving requiring advanced practice clinical social work skills. HBPC services are provided in the veteran's home environment and include palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management, and ongoing coordination of care. The goal of HBPC programs is to provide comprehensive, in-home medical care to veterans with disabling, complex, chronic disease not managed effectively by routine clinic-based care. HBPC programs seek to provide patient-centered care which allows veterans to avoid emergency room visits and frequent hospitalizations as well as to empower medically frail veterans to live safely in their homes for as long as possible. HBPC Social Workers work independently and without immediate access to social work supervision to provide expert level psychosocial interventions and case management services to veterans with complex medical, social and behavioral conditions in which routine clinic-based care is not effective. HBPC social workers carry out their duties cooperatively and collaboratively with other treatment team members, professionals and paraprofessionals both at the Manchester VA and in the community. The Senior Social Worker possesses advanced practice skills and judgment and at least two years in an area of specialized social work practice. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework: May be authorized at Supervisors discretion. Telework Ad-Hoc work can be performed on an as needed basis anywhere other than a VA facility or using VA-leased space (example: home). Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker/PDF04048 Relocation Incentive: Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Brittney Kohnke at Brittney.Kohnke@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required NOTIFICATIONS: This position is an NAGE Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay. This position is in the Excepted Service. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. Narrative responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be required from the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment. Veterans' preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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.