The Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) is located in the Behavioral Health Service Line at VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System and serves to: 1. Assist in implementation of policies and procedures from the National Recovery Coordinator (NRC) and to 2. Facilitate implementation of recovery oriented services in Mental Health programs, which includes education of providers and Veterans and their families on recovery and evaluation of implementation efforts. The Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) functions as a champion and advocate for the recovery model assuming the role of a consultant to the Behavioral Health Service Line. The LRC will assist program managers and leaders in developing recovery oriented systems that focus on episodes of care, continuity of care, transitions of care, and stepped care across the entire continuum of mental health services. The LRC acts as the champion for mental health suite, which is a recovery oriented treatment planning tool. The LRC assists with community involvement such as the annual mental health summit and works closely with Veteran re-engagement into mental health care. The LRC is expected to spend a percentage of their time (but no more than 25%) engaged in direct clinical services providing care to seriously mentally ill Veterans. Finally, the LRC works closely with the Veterans and Family Advisory Council. This is a unique opportunity to combine clinical acumen, community engagement, and Veteran advocacy in a leadership role intended to assist the service with recovery oriented program implementation. This position can be filled by a Social Worker or Psychologist. The following is a list of the open announcements for this position. Interested candidates who are Current, Permanent Federal Employees Psychologist - CBSS-EA-EB-11165052-21-MTL Social Worker - CBSS-EA-EB-11163431-21-MTL Interested candidates who are not Current, Permanent Federal Employees Psychologist - CBSS-EA-EB-11165053-21-MTL Social Worker - CBSS-EA-EB-11163432-21-MTL Area of Consideration (AOC): Leavenworth: First AOC will be given to AFGE (permanent employees), Leavenworth, KS VAMC. Second AOC will be given to any additional permanent employees of EKHCS. Third AOC will be given to all other Federal Employees. Topeka: First AOC will be given to NAGE (permanent employees), Topeka, KS VAMC. Second AOC will be given to any additional permanent employees of EKHCS. Third AOC will be given to all other Federal Employees. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Advises the Chief, Behavioral Health Service Line of filling peer support specialist positions and serves as a consultant to peer support specialists. Provides oversight to peer support specialists, including training and orientation of new peer support specialists, ongoing oversight of peer support care, and co-signatures of documentation of care by peer support specialists. Assists with VA regional or local recovery oriented trainings, meetings, or conferences as needed. Serves as a MH liaison to the facility Consumer Council. Provides an annual report on implementation progress to VISN RC, and the NRC. Other reports will also be prepared as requested. Meets quarterly via conference call with other VISN RCs to coordinate network response to recovery implementation and implementation of VACO policies and procedures related to recovery. Participates in facility BH leadership meetings and policy planning groups. Provides administrative oversight and completion of appropriate actions in accordance with SAIL metrics and, in particular, metrics associated with discharge and follow up from inpatient psychiatry. LRCs may be assigned the responsibility for providing coordination with the VISN and serving as Point of Contact to the National Recovery Coordinator and National Recovery Advisory Committee. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm 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.