The incumbent of this position serves as a Psychologist Training Director for all psychology training programs within the OKC VA HCS and the Assistant Chief Psychologist. The primary duty location is the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (OKCVAHCS) (635), Oklahoma City facility which may also include the CBOCs. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Acts as liaison between the other collegiate Departments of Psychiatry and VA Psychology for Training related issues. Provides information and discusses policy issues with the VA Psychology Training Faculty; participates as a member or may chair the Psychology Training Executive Committee and mental health Education Councils. Maintains APA accreditation by keeping informed of changes in APA Standards of Accreditation and making sure the program follow's APA guidelines including provision of supervised clinical training experiences; completion of Annual Report and payment of dues; keeping all records and public literature up to date. Responsible for recruitment and selection of applicants; onboarding and exiting; and insuring programs are compliant with VA, APPIC, and APA guidelines. Provides ongoing program evaluations by gathering Proximal and Distal data through mid-year and exit interviews with current residents, and feedback from Director's meetings, Psychology Faculty meetings, and White Paper Retreat retreats. Facilitate communication between the Departments of Psychiatry, Training Program Coordinator, VA Education Office /DEO, VA Chief of Psychology and the Psychology Service; and VA HR for onboarding and exiting new Residents; and make sure the VA regulations are being followed. Assures all trainees are being provided with excellent training consistent with the program's aims and objectives; complete evaluations and adhere to the APA Standards of Accreditation. Oversees faculty to ensure consistency of enforcement of program guidelines, including completing required evaluations on all trainees, following grievance procedures and addressing disciplinary issues for trainees and faculty related to the training program, when appropriate. Manages, directs and administers all aspects of the training programs at the VA including planning, development and implementing policies and procedures. Review requests for clinical privileges in communication with providers supervisors. Recommends their approval, their limits and revocation. Collaborate with ACOS BHS, other BH service chiefs, with other managers and other behavioral health leadership in fostering compliance with VA performance measures and VHA organization goals. Responsible for the development and oversight of his/her programs' performance improvement activities SAIL and other performance metric action plans and redesign projects. Develops and implements action plans to improve areas of opportunity in performance measures. Conducts monthly meetings with Psychology staff, in the absence or at the behest of the Psychology Chief, to communicate and enforce programs' standard operating procedures and system wide expectations regarding program offerings and performance outcomes. Provides leadership for programs in an effective manner, demonstrates a high level of initiative and independence in carrying out the administrative and patient care functions. Serves on the Mental Health Executive Council and Mental Health Council Meetings. Committee assignments may change over time. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services to include includes diagnosis and mental health treatment for all types of cases, typical and atypical. Has professional responsibility for selecting patients, for planning the therapeutic objectives and conducting counseling; group, individual, and marital/family therapy Work Schedule: Between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Irregular tours and/or Saturday work may be required. 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.