This position is located at Loveland, CO Clinic for the Cheyenne Health Care System in the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) within the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) and will serve a high-complexity caseload of Veterans who experience severe and persistent mental illness and live in the community. This position also serves as a Lead ICMHR team member functioning as a Subject Matter Expert for both ICMHR programmatic and case consultation needs and supporting some of the day-to-day programmatic functions. Duties may include, but are not limited to: A Subject Matter Expert for SMI veteran population to VA staff, community partners and veterans/their families, to include case consultation. Provides programmatic and clinical supervision to intern/fellowship trainees within the ICMHR program. May be expected to act as surrogate to the ICMHR Program Manager, cosigning notes/consults/orders and providing clinical guidance to other team members when appropriate or necessary. Actively participates in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences. Independently assesses the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and psychosocial acuity. Provides recovery-oriented care-planning for assigned Veterans, incorporating the Veteran's goals, preferences, and strengths and including interventions for building adaptive and social skills, increased self-care, independent living, employment, crisis resolution, and practical problem solving. Provides frequent and clinically intense individual services in the Veteran's home or community, as warranted by Veteran's clinical needs at a given time. Facilitates psycho-educational, therapeutic, and supportive counseling groups related to the treatment of specific SMI psychiatric disorders. Provides crisis intervention when indicated, including evaluation, assessment, triage, initiation of Emergency Detention procedures, and disposition of patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. Participates in periodic interdisciplinary review of ongoing treatment of assigned Veterans. Provides ongoing documentation of Veteran's treatment progress using a psychosocial and behavioral framework. Provides clinical case management and care coordination to facilitate appropriate delivery of health care services, incorporating complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veterans. Assures timely access to general medical care services for both routine and acute visits; assists Veterans in receiving recommended preventive services; and assists Veterans in accessing and adhering to recommended general medical treatments (within the scope of licensure). Provides education and assistance with Advanced Directives to Veterans who wish to complete them. Assists Veterans with achieving integration into their communities to connecting or reconnecting with family members, caregivers, and other natural supports. Serves on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility and VISN level or in the community. Establishes and maintains ongoing education programs for Veterans, community agencies, students, and staff, to facilitate understanding of psychosocial interventions specific to the Veteran population. Attends Mental Health Service Line and MFT Discipline meetings and other mandatory meetings regularly. Travels frequently to provide services in Veteran's homes and in the community, including VA and non-VA locations within the Cheyenne VAHCS catchment area. Conducts or assists in carrying out planned quality management studies or research projects. Required to maintain current BLS and/or First Aid certification and remain current on all licensures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600015400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.