This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 6/17/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. 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. The VISN 17 EDRP Coordinators can be reached at VISN17EDRP2@va.gov The Psychology Program Manager: Has broad program management responsibilities for the Psychology Internship Training Program. These programs consist of an APA (American Psychological Association) accredited pre-doctoral internship program with three interns, a postdoctoral fellowship program, and the supervision and training of other unlicensed graduate staff psychologists in the entire Behavioral Health Service line. Maintains oversight of administrative and programmatic resources of the Psychology Internship Training Program which are highly specialized and complex. The trainees and clinical supervisors that participate in the programs significantly impact the delivery of health care service to Veterans in a wide range of settings across a large medical center. Organizes, directs, administers and manages all aspects of the program including comprehensive planning, developing and implementing policies and procedures, determining needs of the program, overseeing the quality and quantity of training, and establishing program initiatives and direction with the limitation of available staff and budget. Some of the core duties include: Maintaining a comprehensive evaluation system of these trainees that is consistent with APA guidelines. Coordinates programming within the training program with managers of other programs in Behavioral Health, as well as with discipline supervisors of affected staff assigned to my program. Manages the work of the program and its staff, ensuring that work is assigned in a systematic way that meets medical center and VA guidelines/standards. Maintains administrative responsibility for three (full-time) interns and unlicensed graduate psychologists and broad programmatic responsibility directing the training activities of the 15 doctoral level psychologist clinical preceptors that participate in the program. Administers and analyzes survey data of previous trainees for the purpose of evaluating the training program. Assists Program Managers in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers. Assists Behavioral Health Service Program Managers by managing all individual psychotherapy consults that are placed in the entire EPVAHCS facility. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for treatment teams established by the ACOS, BHS Chief Assists Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS), Behavioral Health Service (BHS) ACOS Chief with the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program Provides a full range of psychological assessment services, including the use of psychological testing and diagnostic interviews to complete evaluations and diagnoses of mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients. Provides education to Veterans, family members, and significant others. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Provides consultation to professional staff within EPVAHCS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the EPVAHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the ACOS of BHS and facility Director Attends monthly Behavioral Health staff meetings, intern supervisory staff meetings, and complies with Behavioral Health Service peer review procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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