The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Psychologist (Assistant Chief). The Psychologist will function in Psychology Service. The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, Psychology Service, has an immediate opening for a supervisory Psychologist (Assistant Chief) to serve as a Section Chief for Outpatient Mental Health Programs in Psychology Service. The Assistant Chief has delegated responsibility for the full scope of professional and administrative managerial responsibilities for assigned services and sections, making decisions that directly affect staff and other resources with wide latitude of control and independent judgment, including planning and directing staff assignments. As a supervisor and member of Psychology Service leadership, the incumbent maintains delegated authority for performance management, labor relations, recruitment and selection. Duties include, but are not limited to: Managing the day-to-day operations of the assigned Outpatient Mental Health programs and services, including deploying resources to support programmatic needs, monitoring program outcomes, and independently implementing problem-solving and strategic planning. Serving as administrative supervisor for Psychology Service staff (psychologists, various technicians, and administrative staff, as assigned), including monitoring staff performance, identifying and resolving needs, assuming responsibility for disciplinary and labor management issues, acknowledgement of awards and special contributions. Overseeing recruitment and selection of psychology employees, as assigned, adhering with Human Resource and VHA mandates and directives, with attention to culturally inclusive recruitment and selection processes. Engaging in Medical Center, VISN and/or VHA committees and task forces, and serving as a consultant to other medical center programs and services, as requested. Providing a full range of professional psychological interventions, individual and group psychotherapy, psychoeducational interventions, and care management, demonstrating sensitivity to the special needs of all persons in respect to age, gender, ethnicity, ability/disability status, and culturally-related factors. Overseeing and providing evidenced-based interventions found to be effective in assigned settings and populations. Providing a full range of diagnostic and evaluation services appropriate to the care setting, especially in the areas of risk assessment and general and complex psychological evaluation of emotional and behavioral status, and focused psychosocial, cognitive, or other assessments to inform care planning. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. May include intermittent early evening hours. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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. Learn more
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