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 Psychology Program Manager Duties: Administrative Responsibilities 1. Incumbent chairs the local Suicide Prevention Committee, is a member of the Patient Safety Council, is a member of the Environment of Care Council, and assigned to the VISN and National Suicide Prevention Team. 2. Approve all leave requests from interdisciplinary staff to ensure adequate clinical coverage of work duties on any given time. 3. Meet with Team Leads, Supervisors and Program Managers on a regular basis to ensure adequate transfer of patients between clinics, adequate service offerings among clinics for the management of high-risk veterans. 4. Review policies and procedures with staff to ensure compliance with performance measures related to SAIL, Joint Commission, OIG, Veteran's Crisis Line responsiveness and psychiatric emergencies. Answers or delegates responses to Patient Advocacy complaints, Issue Briefs, OIG complaints or Congressional inquiries. 5. Oversight of administrative and programmatic resources such as clinical demands and needs including psychological testing instruments, self-report measures, therapy treatment manuals, patient workbooks, and educational materials in support of staff needs. 6. Facilitate staff meetings with interdisciplinary psychotherapists for collaboration on mutual high-risk veterans, compliance with performance measures and ensuring seamless access between programs in order to mitigate risk. 7. Attend meeting with Medical Directors and Program Support Assistant to review management of assignments, community outreach expectations, and review requests for presentations to internal and external stakeholders. 8. The incumbent assures that all Office of Mental Health/Suicide Prevention, National Patient Safety, Office of Inspector General and Joint Commission standards and policies are adhered to in a timely and effective manner. This includes developing screening and assessment tools for at risk Veterans, providing oversight of high-risk Veterans through patient record flagging and tracking of patient care, and leading mental health environment of care rounds and reporting for the facility. The incumbent implements, monitors and tracks all national, VISN and local suicide prevention mandates, policies and procedures. 9. The incumbent has excellent organizational skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for delivering distance-based mental health services. The incumbent further contributes to a high-performance environment and a dedicated team orientation. Incumbent will participate in national program evaluation and research procedures designed to assess clinical impact, patient satisfaction, and other aspects associated with the delivery of care by way of suicide prevention modalities. 10. Program Manager meets on a regular basis with the AO's for status updates on programmatic changes, alterations to clinic staff schedules, review clinical demands and requests and ensure adequate coverage of clinic during holidays and other seasonal demands Supervisory Responsibilities: 1. Supervisor/Rater for psychologists on the Suicide Prevention Team, Social Work, MH Nurses. 2. Complete OPPE's, FPPE's for new and existing psychology staff with privileges. 3. Complete the Mid-year and Annual Performance Evaluations for staff members. 4. Approve leave requests, review RVU productivity reports for supervisees, and supervise graduate psychologists. Clinical Responsibilities: Integrated, patient-centered mental health services and consultation for patients and staff within the medical center, specialty clinics and satellite clinics (via telemedicine); Expert clinical consultation for various disciplines (primary Care, specialty mental health, specialty medicine) and various levels of training (MD, RN, LVN, etc.); Immediate, onsite, targeted assessment and evaluation, clinical triage, diagnosis, risk assessment, and evidence-based intervention for all veterans; Psychological intervention for full spectrum of mental and behavioral health problems. Individual, group, couples, and family counseling and psychotherapy; e. Patient/family education, clinical supervision/teaching of treatment staff and trainees of various disciplines. Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599098800
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