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Social Worker (program Coordinator Dialysis And Organ Donation)

Company: Employer
Location: Temple
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryThe Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking a highly qualified Social Worker to serve as the Program Coordinator, Dialysis and Organ Donation, The successful candidate works at an advance practice level and is the point of contact for inquiries regarding dialysis and organ donation services. This position reflects the high degree of specialization, training, experience, and expertise required to satisfactorily perform in these roles.Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent provides program coordination for the Dialysis Program. Coordinators for the Dialysis Program ensure that the specialized needs of the Veteran at or near End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) are thoroughly assessed and effective treatment plans are implemented that fit the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of the Veteran. Duties and responsibilities of the incumbent for the dialysis program include but is not limited to processing authorizations for Veterans newly referred for outpatient dialysis; establishing dialysis in the community within 20 miles of the Veteran's home; processing requests for transient dialysis for Veterans who are traveling; providing education to staff and Veterans on ESRD to include psychosocial issues such as location of dialysis centers, scheduling, payment of outpatient dialysis, and the VA Transplant Program; maintaining short-term case management to ensure the Veterans' needs are being met while on dialysis; maintaining contact with the dialysis centers in the catchment area for CTVHCS which may involve periodic travel to the dialysis centers; maintaining a detailed registry listing all Veterans with ESRD who are followed by nephrology and who receive outpatient dialysis; meeting and communicating as a vital team member of the nephrology-dialysis team to explore needs of Veterans on dialysis and needed changes to improve services within the Dialysis Program; coordinating yearly renewals for outpatient dialysis with nephrology; and monitoring trends to analyze needed changes within the Dialysis Program.The incumbent provides program coordination for the Organ Donation Program. Coordinators for the Organ Donation Program ensure that the medical center's organ donation program runs efficiently. Duties and responsibilities of the incumbent for the Organ Donation program include but is not limited to providing education as point of contact to Veterans and medical center staff regarding organ donation including written materials and brochures; providing education on organ donation to new nursing staff; collaborating with organ procurement agencies and medical center staff regarding organ donation and procurement; maintaining availability to assist with issues that may arise during the notification to procurement agencies, interaction with family members, and procurement; meeting with Veterans referred for potential transplants and completing the VA Transplant Psychosocial Assessment to be included in the transplant referral packet; collaborating with the Transplant Coordinator regarding detailed listing of Veterans on the transplant waiting list; completing the monthly death report from the procurement agencies; providing quarterly reporting on organ, tissue, and eye donation data to the Clinical Executive Council (CEC); maintaining the Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) with procurement agencies and ensuring the procurement agencies follow the guidelines as mandated by the MOAs and federal government; and monitoring trends to analyze needed changes within the Organ Donation Program.NOTE: Incumbent must have a current, valid, unrestricted driver's license and the ability to operate a GSA vehicle for visits to community dialysis centers and for on-site educational activities for the Dialysis and Organ Donation Program at all CTVHCS sitesWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pmFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel Required Occasional travel - May include some travel to dialysis centers and to other VA sites in catchment area for education/outreachSupervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 0185 Social Work Similar jobs Community Mental Health Social Workers Hospice Social Workers Mental Health Social Workers School Social Workers Social Workers Social Workers, All Other Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Driver's License Required Must pass a pre-employment physical Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.Basic Requirements:United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Education. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work.Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found by going to Provision. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupationPhysical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services.English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. -- 7403(f).Grade Determination: Senior Social Worker GS-12Experience/Education. The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty.Licensure/Certification. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in CA, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure.Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice.Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Program coordinators at the GS-12 grade level are administratively responsible for a clinical program providing treatment to Veterans in a major specialty area, such as but not limited to: Spinal Cord Injury, Homeless Continuum Veteran Program, Hospice and Palliative Care Program, Suicide Prevention Program, Veterans Justice Outreach, Caregiver Support Program and Community Nursing Home Program. The program coordinator may be the sole practitioner in this specialty at the facility and typically provide direct patient care services in the program area. 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..... click apply for full job details
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