This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 1/15/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. Applicants will be referred based on location as vacancies are identified. NOTE: This vacancy is being recruited for as Psychologist and Social Worker Program Coordinator. Please see "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for details on all occupations being considered for this recruitment effort. Program Coordinator/Administrative Responsibilities Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the VATVCBHCS Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and in doing so exhibits leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for persons served and the mission of the agency. Manages the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Develops, organizes, directs and manages all aspects of the SATP including comprehensive development, planning and implementation of the program's policies and procedures, determines the needs of the program, oversees and directs the quality and quantity of the services provided, monitoring data-driven outcomes, and establishing program initiatives and direction within limitations of available staff and budget. Plays an integral role in maintaining fidelity measures of this program, including oversight of the day-to-day operations, overseeing performance improvement activity, and ensuring that the clinic operates in conformance with all applicable regulatory bodies. Assures that program staff are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations as appropriate for general and area specific operations, reviewing and assuring that the documentation of program staff reflects the services provided and meets TJC, CARF, Health Care System, and VACO documentation standards, works with local medical center, health care center or community-based outpatient clinic leadership to meet site specific administrative and operational goals. Assume local leadership functions as necessary and as approved by the supervisory chain of command via the Recovery Services Program Manager and through the ACOS MH. Works closely with the Recovery Services Program Manager in identifying and prioritizing program resource needs to include staffing and equipment needs. Provides clinical oversight of the program; specifically, provides clinical direction to the SATP team, ensuring that evidenced-based interventions are utilized throughout the SATP curriculum, ensures that program staff are enrolled in EBP training as clinically indicated, and coordinates SATP Tele-mental Health services at each of the VATVCBHCS CBOC sites as well as VATVCBHCS tele-mental health contract sites as appropriate. SATP LCSW Program Coordinator Clinical Responsibilities Performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Provides psycho-therapeutic services with attention to delivering Evidenced-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) to Veterans diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder, PTSD, and/or other comorbid mental health diagnoses. Services may include conducting assessments, delivering psychotherapy (in individual and/or group formats), provision of consultation to staff regarding substance use disorder issues. Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with poly- trauma injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, posttraumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders. Conducts case management for Veterans. Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in specialty areas, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Demonstrates the ability to design changes based on empirical findings. Demonstrates the ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the special area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or specialty certifications. Uses the social work process (psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment) to conduct an intake assessment or an update assessment for Veterans; utilizes clinical reminders to evaluate the need for health care, behavioral and mental health services; makes appropriate referrals for health care, individual, group, marital or family treatment services. Completes suicide risk evaluations utilizing assigned and shared templates in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) on all patients with suicidal ideation and on any patient whose record is flagged "High Risk for Suicide." Conducts a psychosocial evaluation on all new Veterans assigned to their clinic within performance measure standards. Coordinates mental health care within their clinic (general mental health, trauma-related care teams, primary care mental health team members). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.