Senior Psychologist Program Manager (Associate Chief of Staff - Mental Health)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, Ohio
Internal Number: 717490000
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. English Language Proficiency. Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Education. You must have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR, Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully completed a re-specialization program meeting both of the following conditions: a) the re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and b) the specialty in which you were retrained is consistent with the assignment you are am applying for; OR, Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. Internship. You must have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed; OR, New VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern; OR, VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement; OR, Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. (NOTE: Once board certified, the employee is required to maintain board certification). NOTE: Applicants who have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature may fulfill this internship requirement by having the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience in a site specifically acceptable to the candidate's doctoral program. If the internship experience is not noted on the applicant's official transcript, the applicant must provide a statement from the doctoral program verifying that the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience was completed in a site acceptable to the doctoral program. Licensure. Candidates must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Grade Determinations: GS-15 Level: The candidate must possess at least four years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-14. Examples of this includes but is not limited to: Broad program management responsibilities for a specific program that are designed to deliver specialized, complex, highly professional services that are important components of the facility and that significantly impact the health care provide. Programs include but not limited to addiction, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental health, residential intensive case management (MHICM), mental health compensation and pension examination (C&P) programs, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Centers, inpatient mental health, residential rehabilitation, domiciliary, palliative care, neuropsychology, and internship and postdoctoral fellowship training programs; management of an off-campus site; psychology program oversight and coordination throughout the facility and its affiliated clinics as a psychology executive, typically at lower complexity facilities. Operation and management of key clinical, training, research, or administrative programs to include full responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities of those programs. Strategic planning to ensure the provision high quality services to meet the needs of the patients being served and planning and developing and implementing short- and long-term goals and objectives consistent with the program's strategic plan. Oversight of administrative and programmatic resources and deploying those resources in support of the program needs. Developing and implementing programs, policies, and procedures to meet program goals, policy and external accreditation requirements, and monitor outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes and implement strategies for improvement based on data analysis. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Skill in managing and directing the work of large, complex organizational units and in applying effective management practices. Skill in persuasion, negotiation, and motivation to negotiate multiple program policies. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees and other managers using advanced consultation and problem solving skills. Skill in the application and analysis of measurement tools to systems issues. Ability to balance responsibilities in a complex environment and to work with great autonomy; ability to set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze complex organizational problems; and ability to develop and implement effective solutions for those problems. Ability to assess need for basic and complex services across multiple programmatic contexts. Ability to coordinate the efforts of multiple program elements across a complex system. NOTE: Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: This position is primarily sedentary in nature. ["The Associate Chief of Staff - Mental Health is responsible for managing, directing, and/or overseeing the overall mental health clinical and administrative operations and resource allocation currently structured around a program management model and with a clinical emphasis on Recovery model. The Associate Chief of Staff - Mental Health is the direct administrative supervisor, or matrixed line supervisor, of the mental health professional discipline Service Chiefs (e.g., Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work). This responsibility includes system operations of inpatient acute care, emergency crisis care, outpatient clinics, community-based programs, patient/customer satisfaction, mental health services in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, and successful attainment of performance measures and efficient and effective service delivery and resource management. Maintaining authority and responsibility to direct the full range of mental health problems and services of the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System (VANEOHS), a large, high complexity VA facility. Serves as a teaching affiliate with Case Western Reserve University. Broad and overall responsibility for all professional, management, and administrative aspects of mental health operations, including overall supervisor and resource management to ensure efficiency and timely access for Veterans to high quality, well-coordinated mental health care. Providing leadership with objective, independent assessments and recommendation for policy, operational, and administrative issues and initiatives requiring decision and action. Ensuring policies or issues have been fully coordinated, vetted, and staffed; advising leadership on implications, key issues, and relationships to internal and external stakeholders in recommending courses of action. Using available data tools to collect and analyze data to achieve expected levels of quality and performance and service delivery improvement. Establishing an organizational structure, lines of authority and supervisory controls essential to carrying out the mission of VANEOHS. Serving as direct administrative supervisor, or matrixed second line supervisor, for Chiefs of mental health professional disciplines, with consequent matrixed authority over all staff supporting mental health operations. Acting as professional and administrative consultant on behavioral health issues that span Primary Care, Specialty Mental Health Care, Extended Care, Medical/Surgical Services, and Rehabilitation Services. Representing the VANEOHS and mental health services at community group meetings and events, professional conferences, and in meetings with representatives of local public interest groups and employees of State and local governments. Planning and overseeing the completion of research programs, designs research protocols, works in collaboration with other researchers in design, implementation, resource allocation, and completion of programs in the behavioral health field. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available (Ad-hoc) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 91251-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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