Summary 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?
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is one of the largest, most complex health care systems within The Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Healthcare network (VISN22) offering services to veterans residing in Southern California and Nevada. VAGLAHS Consists of three ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 10 community based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves veterans residing throughout five counties. There are 1.4 million veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. VAGLAHS is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research programs. VAGLAHS includes inpatient facilities at the West Los Angeles campus, two community living centers at the West VAGLAHS has the largest Community Care Program in the nation that supports homeless Veterans. VAGLAHS Community Care Homeless Program, which includes facilities and staff dedicated to the support of veterans who are homeless, is the largest in the nation. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
1st Area of Consideration - current permanent VA Greater Los Angeles HS employees
2nd Area of Consideration - current permanent VA Nationwide employees.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are not authorized.
Travel Expenses (Relocation Allowance) is not authorized. Duties
This position is on the Inpatient Mental Health units at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in West Los Angeles, CA. You will serve as a Social Work conducting complete psychosocial mental health assessments of patients and assist patients with health education and Advance Directive/Mental Health Advance Directive education and consultation. You will also be working with the patient and a multidisciplinary treatment team to plan and provide treatment during the patient’s inpatient stay and for the patient’s outpatient care upon discharge. Major duties including but not limited to:
- Conducting psychosocial (Mental Health) assessments;
- Interviewing veterans and their family members/significant others;
- Performing assessments of serious and complicated cases;
- Developing treatment plans;
- Providing information and referrals to additional services and programs;
- Identifying high-risk patients and providing case management services;
- Providing crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint; and
- Performing other related duties.
Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report:
Not Required $57,264 $90,071 Job Details Application Open Date
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
VA Wide applicants: Current VA, VHA, VBA and NCA employees serving under career or career-conditional competitive service appointments, or Title 38 or Title 38 Hybrid excepted appointments covered by the interchange agreement are eligible to apply. Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special appointment authorities are also eligible to apply. (VEOA and Reinstatement Competitive applicants are not eligible.)
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)