The Central Texas Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified Marriage and Family Therapist (Program Manager) for the Doris Miller VA Medical Center residential treatment programs to include the Women's RISE Program as well as the Serious Mental Illness Life Enhancement (SMILE) Program within the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MHBM) located in Waco, Texas. Interdisciplinary Position: This recruitment is also being considered to be filled by the following vacancy announcements: Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Vacancy 11125896); Social Worker (Vacancy 11125898); Psychologist (Vacancy 11125899); Physician (Vacancy 11125900) and Nurse Practitioner (Vacancy 11125901). Major Duties as Assigned, but not limited to: Provides broad program management responsibilities of clinical care teams, including leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of two complex programs responsible for comprehensive clinical care of Veterans. Leads a multidisciplinary team that may include psychologists, physicians, social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals and trainees. Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of operational policies and procedures for the residential programs. Conducts ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects that monitor the effectiveness of clinical operations within their respective program(s). Organizes and leads team meetings in order to facilitate case disposition, care management, effective delivery of clinical interventions, and the adherence to administrative demands. Monitors and distributes provider-specific workload reports to team members and ensures provider adherence to workload standards. Plans work to be accomplished by team members, including establishing priorities, timelines for completion, and necessary adjustments therein. Ensures timely access to care of patients assigned to the programs, in accordance with local and national policies. Monitors compliance of team members with VA performance measures and effectively shapes provider practice patterns to improve standing on performance measures. Provides clinical supervision, as appropriate, to assigned team members regarding adherence to Central Texas Veterans Health Care Systems medico-legal stands and policies, documentation of CPRS procedures, and the clinical management of difficult, complex, and dangerous patients. Provides leadership in hiring of new staff members for the team, which may include constructing job announcement(s), preparing functional statements, and/or selecting final job candidates. Resolves conflicts among team members and adjudicates complaints and problems of employees in a timely and effective manner. Assumes responsibility for taking appropriate disciplinary actions for employees with performance problems in a timely and effective manner. Ensures that appropriate coverage is arranged for patient care responsibilities when staff members are on leave. Approves leave for employees assigned to the clinical care programs. Initiates performance awards for outstanding employees and completes administrative paperwork with both accuracy and timeliness. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings. Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with provisions of Federal privacy acts and confidentiality statutes. Follows regulations and instructions regarding release of sensitive or protected patient or employee information. The incumbent has direct or indirect (through subordinate supervision) administrative and professional supervision of subordinates. Functions as the first line supervising authority. The incumbent provides administrative, as well as clinical, supervision and/or consultation. Provides clinical supervision to psychology interns and other trainees as appropriate. Independently provides assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the clinic setting. Provides education to both patients and family members regarding relevant mental health concerns. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation. Provides consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within the Medical Center. Develops, implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients. Complies with all Service Line documentation requirements, including timely completion of prescribed templates for documenting results of assessment, treatment, and risk evaluation contacts. Achieves minimal clinical workload expectations as established by the Service Line. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.