Employer: Create Account or Login
Sign In
 [New User? Sign Up]
Mobile Version

Social Worker Violence Prevention Program Coordinator Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Federal Government Jobs

Federal Government Jobs
Apply on the Company Site
  • Save Ad
  • Email Friend
  • Print
  • Research Salary

Job Details

Social Worker Violence Prevention Program Coordinator Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Social Worker Violence Prevention Program Coordinator Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $85,816.00 to $111,560.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/9/2017 Close Date 11/20/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/09/2017 to 11/20/2017

  • Salary

    $85,816 to $111,560 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties




    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 Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 48,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.

    NOTE: Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive ARE NOT authorized for this position.

    The position is being announced across three disciplines (Psychologist, Social Worker, and APRN) to fill the vacancy.

    If you are an APRN, please apply under the announcement: CASC-10078985-18-KMS
    If you are a Psychologist, please apply under the announcement: CASC-10079575-18-RC

    Learn more about this agency


    This position is located in the office of the Associate Director, Quality and Safety Systems, at the George E. Wahlen VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah. The duties and responsibilities involve broad program management of the Violence Prevention Program, an important component of the facility that significantly impacts the health care provided to veterans across the entire Health Care System. Area of responsibility includes the George A. Wahlen Medical Center (1A level facility), nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), and four Vet Centers. The incumbent manages the daily operations of the programs and provides direct service to employees and patients of the Health Care System. Given the scope and complexity of programs managed and services provided, the position requires that the incumbent is a senior mental health clinician with training and/or experience in threat assessment and working with potentially violent individuals.

    The main duties consist of several components:

    Violence Prevention Oversight Committee

    • Develops and implements an ongoing education plan for providers, Veterans, families, and members of the community on risk factors and warning signs for violence and treatment options
    • Chairs committee which provides oversight and coordination of facility-wide efforts to prevent, manage, and respond to violent incidents
    • Maintains facility policies and procedures for the Violence Prevention Program
    • Promotes the safe and effective delivery of health care and encourages disruptive behavior reporting
    • Tracks and monitors disruptive behavior data
    • Completes the Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment (WBRA) process and reporting of a national reporting system
    • Advises the treatment teams and / or the Director about systems issues that may be contributing to disruptive patient behavior
    • Coordinates debriefing and emotional support post disruptive / incidents to provide support for employees, patients, family members
    • Develops risk mitigation recommendations including but not limited to patient record flag placement or referrals to treatment/training/etc.
    • Assesses the environment of care for safety due to a breach
    • Presents to Executive Committee, per policy
    • Serves as a point of contact for the Disruptive Behavior Reporting System (DBRS), a tool used to collect and analyze data on disruptive incidents
    Disruptive Behavior Committee (DBC) Chair
    • Leads committee which provides reviews disruptive incidents by patients/visitors and determines appropriate responses/interventions at the facility level, including decision to place disruptive behavior flags into Veterans' charts
    • Coordinates with Chief of Staff's (COS) office to communicate decisions to the Veteran
    • Serves as liaison between local facility and VISN COS for appeals process
    • Advises clinicians, clinic managers, safety officers, and police on a coordinated approach for addressing patient disruptive behavior
    • Completes violence risk assessments for Veterans
    • Completes chart tracers on each patient event and determines threat level and type of violence
    • Conducts interviews of all persons involved as well as possible witnesses to incident, as needed
    • Member of VISN 19 patient record flag appeals board
    Workplace Violence Workgroup
    • Provides support for persons involved in the event of the report including offering a debriefing and education or referrals to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
    • Leads subgroup - Employee Threat Assessment Team which provides threat assessments for employees who demonstrate disruptive behaviors
    • Utilizes various evidence-based threat assessment techniques
    Violence Prevention in the Workplace/PMDB Program Coordinator
    • Develops and implements facility policy regarding Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB)
    • Coordinates PMBD training with the Center for Learning staff
    • Upholds National guidelines in training and biennial assessment of staff, and clearly communicates staff performance to the supervisor of record
    • Manages group of employees assigned to PMDB program and provides administrative, technical and clinical oversight necessary for accomplishing the goals of the program
    • Identifies and selects employees qualified to become PMDB Facility Trainers
    • Communicates with the PMDB Facility Trainers to provide updated information and address concerns and issues
    • Identifies PMDB Facility Trainers qualified to become Master Trainers and retention of sufficient Master Trainers to minimize costs of developing new Facility Trainers via Train The Trainer (TTT) courses
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
    Functional Statement Title: Violence in the Workplace/PMDB Program Coordinator, Social Worker Program Coordinator

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    VA current and Permanent employees Nationwide only.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Requirements
  • Required Documents
  • Benefits
  • How to Apply
  • Fair & Transparent

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484184900. 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.

TA Tech  Federalgovernmentjobs.us BBB Business Review
Apply on the Company Site
Powered ByLogo

Featured Jobs

Featured Employers

  • © Adicio Inc.