PHONE (813) 433-3562 • E-MAIL: NICOLE.JOHNSON2@VA.GOV
NICOLE JASMINE JOHNSON, MSW, MA, LCSW
The University of South Florida Tampa, FL
Master's in Gerontology
December 2008- Summa *** Laude
The Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
Master's in Clinical Social Work
April 2006- Summa *** Laude
The Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
07/2008- present Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems Bay Pines, FL
Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program Coordinator
Overall function of coordinator includes program development, recruitment, and development of the foster homes, recruitment and placement of veteran residents, case management, development of policies and care processes, and coordination with Home Based Primary Care & Mental Health Intensive Case Management interdisciplinary treatment teams.
Recruits appropriate caregivers and residents, establishes intake processes, establishes oversight responsibilities, and maintains a record-keeping system for the program.
Plans & implements bi-annual education conference for MFH caregivers, as required by MFH handbook
Markets the model of care and reaches out to internal stakeholders and community groups/agencies to promote the MFH.
Provides training to caregivers, students, residents, interns and fellows from other disciplines regarding the benefits of a medical foster home.
Serves as a mentor to other VA MFH program coordinators and social workers
Navigates VBA and VHA to expedite pension claims, allowing Veterans the ability to afford the MFH program.
Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment, identifying needs and strengths and efficiently responds to MFH monthly & quarterly reports.
Developed program to 30 placed Veterans in 13 VA inspected MFHs. Veterans include OEF/OIF, Women, and Priority 1a, and new unique to the BPVAHCS; establishing a cost savings/diversion for Veterans that would otherwise be placed in a Community Nursing Home under VA pay.
02/2008- 07/2008 Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems Bay Pines, FL
Social Worker- Geriatric Primary Care Clinic
-Promptly and efficiently responded to provider generated consults; developed individualized interventions to unique bio-psychosocial situations.
-Assessed the psychosocial and environmental needs of Veterans and their caregivers.
-Networked with community agencies & VA programs, specifically VBA, to offer Veterans a variety of benefits, financial resources, support groups, and home services
01/2006- 02/2008 Bay Pines Veterans Administration Health Care Systems Bay Pines, FL
Social Worker- Geriatrics, Rehab, & Extended Care: Transitional Care Unit & Community Living Center
-Completed Psychosocial Assessments, Quarterly Assessments, GEC Referrals, and Discharge Planning notice with respect to VA Social Work documentation standards
-Provided therapeutic counseling &/or referrals to residents and families
-Contributed recommendations to interdisciplinary care plan conferences & coordinate family involvement
-Participated in Quality of Life Meetings; providing adept follow up to Social Work related concerns
-Secretary & Staff Education Committee Chair to the Culture Transformation Committee; an improved patient centered approach to Long Term Care
-Accurately completed regularly scheduled Minimum Data Set (MDS)
-Maintained 96-106% active work productivity; captured in Event Interface
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/ RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS/ REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
2008-2010 University of South Florida Course Guest Speaker St. Petersburg, FL
Social Work Case Management: At Risk Populations
August, 2009- St. Petersburg College Annual Geriatric Conference St. Petersburg, FL
“Savvy Social Work: Geriatric Social Work Competencies”
September, 2009- Evolving Paradigms Department of Defense Conference Las Vegas, NV
“The Economics of Medical Foster Home Program: A Long Term Care Alternative”
October, 2009- National Medical Foster Home Conference Washington, DC
“The Role of the Medical Foster Home Coordinator: Marketing & Recruitment”
January, 2010- National Recreation Therapy Conference St. Petersburg, FL
"Recreation Therapy: Medical Foster Home Program"
July, 2008- RFP Awarded: Implementation of the Medical Foster Home Program, Pinellas County
January, 2010–RFP Awarded: Home Base Primary Care Expansion to Lee & Charlotte County
January, 2010- RFP Awarded: Implementation of Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly
COMMITTEES/ SPECIAL PROJECTS
Bay Pines VA Integrated Ethics Committee
Bay Pines VA National Social Work Month, Social Work Incentive and Social Work Competency Committees
High Performance Development Model: Leadership Bay Pines- Facilitator and Committee Member
Innovative Caregivers Practice Workgroup/ POC: VA National Family Caregiver Support Program
National Medical Foster Home Culture & Ethnicity Workgroup (Chair) & Notes & Template Committees (Member)
National Medical Foster Home Conference Planning Committee (Faculty & Presenter)
VISN 8 Medical Foster Home Liaison to Geriatrics and Extended Care Committee