VISN 21 The Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is responsible for providing strategic guidance directed toward improving the quality of mental health care for over one and a half million Veterans nation-wide. The purpose of the work is to develop, coordinate, monitor and implement national Suicide Prevention program directives and strategic planning initiatives and to provide expertise in developing long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Programs throughout the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare Network. Lists the major duties and responsibilities of the position: The incumbent assists the VISN 21 Chief Mental Health Officer, in collaborating with others, to oversee and administer suicide prevention efforts across the VISN. Under the direction of the VISN 21 Chief Mental Health Officer, the VISN 21 SPPM facilitates, coordinates, implements and directs the operations of the VISN 21 Suicide Prevention Programs. S/he monitors national Suicide Prevention Program directives and strategic planning initiatives and coordinates planning and implementation at a network level. The individual prepares VISN-level Suicide Prevention action items and plans for VISN and VACO as requested. In collaboration with the VISN 21 POC for SP, serves as the primary liaison to the VACO Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) Community Engagement and Partnership Program Manager (CEPC-PM) and works collaboratively to implement community-based interventions for suicide prevention across the VISN. Work closely with the VA Central Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (VACO OMHSP) Technical Assistance and Recourse Center (TARC) as it relates to research, policy, and education, and will provide input and expertise on the technical assistance to the "Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinators" (CEPCs) and the field. Administer information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of care provided to patients. Develops, implements, and utilizes information systems to track care activities including patient demographics, program utilization, resource capacity, database of community coalitions, patient satisfaction, and local and national metrics. Serve as a POC for the OMHSP Suicide Prevention Program Office on implementation and continued functioning of the full continuum of Suicide Prevention services (clinical to community-based) and serves as a point of contact for collaboration and coordination with community agencies regarding provision of Suicide Prevention services. Participates in all VISN and OMSHP Suicide Prevention-related calls and projects. Serve as an oversight liaison with medical center Suicide Prevention managers and coordinators across the Suicide Prevention Programs spectrum (clinical to community-based). Collaborate on a wide range of community-based partnership development and maintenance activities in support of VA Suicide Prevention Programs and efforts to end Veteran suicide. Provides technical assistance and serves as a subject matter expert to local, City, State, Federal, and private community-based agencies, and universities. Consistently grows, improves and enhances a community network of unique stakeholders through actively engaging in a variety of venues and audiences. Collaborate on development and implementation of timely and relevant training on Suicide Prevention initiatives to the field. Develop and maintain current content expertise on Veteran suicide prevention. Work close with the Community Engagement and Partnership Program Manager within VACO Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. Act as liaison with critical persons and groups both inside and outside of the organization, handling major issues. Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, and other protected classes for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills. Perform other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday -Friday 8:00am-4:30pm TELEWORK ELIGIBLE: Yes (but presence at VISN Office may be required for specific meetings and events) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599709600
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.