Department of Veterans Affairs

Working at the VA was most definitely a great experience. Every job has it's pro's and con's, but being able to work with Veterans such as myself was something I wanted to do. It was very beneficial in my advancement to move to other places within the government and really made me and the skills provided a competitive candidate. A typical day is hard to describe considering there is so many moving pieces so sometimes it's the element of surprise. I learned a great deal especially within my professional development skills. I learned how to provide great care to those wounded and their families ... - 

Full time
 
Department of Veterans Affairs
OUR MISSION:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Responsibilities ****This announcement has been amended. Applicants who have already applied need not apply again.***  ***RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION MAYBE AUTHORIZED ***  This position is full time permanent and serves as the Chief of the Health Information Management Section (HIMS) of Health Administration Service (HAS),George H OBrien Jr VA Medical Center , Big Spring, Texas. Incumbent is supervised by the Assistant Chief/Chief of HAS. The incumbent is responsible for providing professional consultation, administrative assistance and health record support to the facility. HIMS is responsible for a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: providing assistant to other medical centers and system staff; implementing and supporting organization-wide privacy and confidentiality; facility and professional fee coding; medical record review and record processing; medical record file units and document scanning; release of information; transcription; and ward administration. The incumbent provides supervision of these processes to ensure smooth operation of a customer-focused department. Incumbent is responsible for a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: Providing subject matter expertise to managers regarding HIMS processes; provides training for HIMS staff; performs audits and analyzes data to identify trends; participates in various facility, VISN and national committees; may act as alternate FOIA and Privacy Officer; develops policies and procedures; and performs a wide range of human resources functions as they pertain to supervision. Incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing goals, program objectives, and tasks to meet the mission and vision of the facility. In addition to other duties as assigned.  Work Schedule:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Although workload/training may require occasional work/travel beyond this schedule.  Financial Disclosure Report:  Not required.  Physical Requirements:  Work is principally sedentary, however some slight physical effort maybe necessary.  Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Sep 23, 2019
Full time
 
Department of Veterans Affairs Texas, USA
The clinical and programmatic activities subsumed under this position are conducted as part of the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services-Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (ICMHR-RANGE) program, an outpatient intensive clinical case management program in the Valley Coastal Bend Mental Health Care Line. The goal of the ICMHR-RANGE Program is to provide intensive clinical case management services to veterans who have chronic, severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses. Responsibilities The incumbent provides a full range of therapeutic & case management services including assessments, consultations and therapies to patients in the ICMHR-RANGE program including, but not limited to: Frequent, direct contacts with consumers to provide therapy and support. Frequency of contacts is increased in times of crisis. Flexibility in Veteran contact (Veterans are seen in any location and with any RANGE team clinician who can provide assistance). A focus on strengthening the consumer's ability to address acute and chronic problems. Use of naturalistic community settings for teaching and modeling problem-solving skills. Provision of continuity of care within the framework established by ICMHR-RANGE. For example, collaborates and consults with other interdisciplinary treatment teams and programs to promote and enhance the care provided. Outreach and assertive provision of services to treatment resistant members. Mobilization of environmental and organizational supports, including family members, professional, and other interested parties. Provides evidence based individual, family or group psychotherapies based on assessment and diagnosis. Offers Psycho-educational programs for Veterans, families and staff. The incumbent is also responsible for linking participants to other VA programs and to community resources. Participate in team staffing regarding member selection, determination of treatment plans and goals, progress evaluation, discharge planning, and after care. Work assertively and consistently with inpatient teams to assure continuity of care by providing consultation regarding clinical needs, treatment plans, and case management services for assigned members. Works to promote appropriate treatment, rehabilitation, and expeditious discharge of assigned members, consistent with program goals and with the individual treatment plans. Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 
Sep 23, 2019
Full time
 
Department of Veterans Affairs Texas, USA
Summary This position is located in the Mental Health Clinic. The incumbent independently completes complete social histories and psychosocial assessments, deliver crisis intervention services, provide individual and group psychotherapies, and specialized clinical interventions. In addition, the incumbent will provide didactic and psycho educational instruction for Veterans served by the program and may include provision to their families and the community Responsibilities Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under CBCI-10411756-19-BF  Completes social histories and psychosocial assessments for patients. Develops individualized plan of care or treatment plan for patients. Conducts individual, group, and family clinical interventions designed to facilitate the identification of co-occurring mental health disorders, and social needs as treatment issues. Identifies high risk patients and provides case management and therapy services Provides crisis intervention services to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint. Arrange referral and placement of patients for treatment, social support, vocational/educational, and other adjunctive services. Work Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Sep 23, 2019