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: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: 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. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology. There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (with the exception of school psychology). OR (2) Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the re-specialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: Licensure: 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: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates: Senior Psychologist Program Manager, GS-15: (a) Experience. At least four years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 1. Skill in managing and directing the work of large, complex organizational units and in applying effective management practices. 2. Skill in persuasion, negotiation, and motivation to negotiate multiple program policies. 3. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees and other managers using advanced consultation and problem solving skills. 4. Skill in the application and analysis of measurement tools to systems issues. 5. 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. 6. Ability to assess need for basic and complex services across multiple programmatic contexts. 7. Ability to coordinate the efforts of multiple program elements across a complex system. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/103 PART II APPENDIX G18 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-15. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The Chief of Mental Health is responsible for the administrative and complex clinical operations of mental health delivery across all locations (Roseburg, Eugene, North Bend CBOC, and Brookings CBOC) of the Roseburg VA Health Care System. Direct reports to the chief of mental health include the chief of psychiatry, chief of psychology, social work supervisor, administrative officer, administrative specialist, workplace violence prevention program, and local recovery coordinator. Programs that report up through their chain of command to the chief of mental health include; Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) based in Eugene and Roseburg, Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) based in Eugene and Roseburg, Substance Abuse Treatment Team (SATP) based in Eugene and Roseburg, PTSD outpatient programs based in Eugene and Roseburg, Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) mental health teams based in Brookings and North Bend, Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program for PTSD and Substance Use Disorder (RRTP), and the Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU). Administrative Responsibilities: This includes but is not limited to direct and indirect supervision of a variety of professional (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist) as well as Vocational Rehabilitation Therapists, Social Science Technicians, Addiction Therapists, Peer Support Specialists and administrative staff. A. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff. B. Has direct administrative supervision of the chief psychiatrist, chief psychologist, social work supervisor, local recovery coordinator, administrative officer, and administrative specialist. C. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees. D. Serves on Medical Center, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. E. Represents Mental Health Service on decision-making committees at the Medical Center. F. Represents the Medical Center at professional/program community group/events and committees. G. Responsible for coordination of a mental health response in the event of critical occurrences of violence at the facility, disasters, and/or mass casualty occurrences. H. Develops responses to controlled correspondence at the Medical Center, VISN, and VACO levels as directed. I. Oversees the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within programs using data-driven quality assurance processes. J. Is responsible for timely completion of all program evaluations and documents required by the Medical Center, VISN, and VACO, ensuring compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies (such as JCAHO) and monitoring entities (such as NEPEC), as appropriate. K. Has programmatic oversight and shared responsibility. L. Has line and staff authority for resource allocations within Mental Health Service Line to ensure efficient operation, prepares annual Budget Call, and monitors and oversees Mental Health Fund Control Points. M. The incumbent has the supervisory responsibilities noted above, with additional responsibilities that include: i. Management of Human Resource aspects of service Mental Health Service relations, and oversight of performance appraisals. ii. Primary responsibility for all aspects of administration both within the Mental Health Service and in the relationship of the Mental Health Service to the VA Medical Center at large. iii. Monitoring and reporting to facility and VISN leadership regarding status of VARHCS Mental Health Performance Measures, with implementation of needed action plans regarding PM assigned to MH and cooperative efforts to ensure the success of PM assigned to other facility services. Provide oversight for any needed corrective actions. N. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff but operates on a day-today basis in an independent manner, with full responsibility to keep the Chief of Staff apprised of activities and any issues in need of close collaboration. O. Consults with and serves as a resource for other service lines and facility leadership concerning the need for the development of mental health services. Work Schedule: Monday -Friday 0800-1630 Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment and Relocation incentive authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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