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Social Worker Medicaid Eligibility Specialist Job in BALTIMORE, MD

Social Worker Medicaid Eligibility Specialist Job in BALTIMORE, MD

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $54,972.00 to $86,460.00 Grade 09 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/6/2017 Close Date 10/27/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    10/06/2017 to 10/27/2017

  • Salary

    $54,972 to $86,460 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09 - 11

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - Excepted Service Temporary NTE 13 Months


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    BALTIMORE, MD  21201

    Come join our team and get pure job satisfaction, while caring for those who have served (or are currently serving) our country...our nation's Veterans.

    As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services and research programs. The medical center is home to the world's first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images from anywhere in the facility and throughout the health care system. The medical center's "patient friendly" design features plant-filled atriums, natural light from overhead skylights and comfortable patient rooms and waiting areas.  

    The Baltimore VA Medical Center is located in a vibrant city neighborhood on the campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore and is within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor.


    Top 5 reasons YOU should choose a career with VA:
         5.  A premium benefits package
         4.  A fulfilling and challenging work environment
         3.  Work where you want to live
         2.  On-the-job growth and advancement
         1.  To discover the career you want, for the future you deserve


    Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to veterans. We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. Go to http://www.va.gov/ for more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    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.

    Learn more about this agency


    The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) Medicaid Eligibility Specialist Social Worker provides comprehensive clinical psychosocial and case management services to a diverse population of Veterans receiving care in the acute inpatient medical/surgical units.  Assists social work staff in the VAMHCS Inpatient Psychiatry and Community Living Centers and the Ambulatory and Emergency Care Clinical Center with targeted education and assistance to Veterans and their families regarding Medicaid applications.  Incumbent collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to meet biological, psychological, social, and environmental needs that impact on the ability of Veterans to make adjustments to health care issues.  Incumbent identifies, researches and documents vocational, medical and personal information for purposes of determining financial eligibility for Medicaid.  Serves as an advocate on behalf of the Veteran to ensure that eligibility for appropriate services/resources is evaluated and that referrals are made in a timely and consistent manner.  Incumbent completes Medicaid applications with input from the Veteran/family to aid in the discharge planning process.  Provides education/assistance to Veterans/families in the outpatient setting regarding Medicaid programming.  Assists other social workers in identifying and accessing community nursing homes, especially those with Medicaid-funded beds.  Provides intermittent cross-coverage to assist with inpatient medical/surgical social work functions during planned or unanticipated absences of regularly assigned social work staff and as assigned by Social Work supervisor.  Incumbent independently performs a variety of interventions in the amelioration of biopsychosocial stressors and is able to effectively perform interventions including high risk screening, psychosocial assessments, discharge planning, adjustment to illness counseling, end of life counseling, advance directives, resource education and referral, and coordination of care.  Participates in interdisciplinary rounds/meetings as needed based upon assignment.   Has a broad and comprehensive knowledge of VA and community resources and is able to coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs based upon Veterans needs and eligibility.  Incumbent has a basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, the ability to implement such treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals.  Incumbent serves as a liaison to community/state/federal agencies and network with agency representatives or, on occasion, perform visits/outreach to agencies with or on behalf of Veterans/families.

    Preferred Experience: Inpatient medical/surgical experience, including experience assisting with long-term care Medicaid applications is strongly preferred.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Some Saturdays may be required. 

    Functional Statement Title/#:  Social Worker / # 000000

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Local travel to meet the needs of Veterans

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Veterans recruitment, U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481438500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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