The Psychology Program Manager (BHIP/ MST Coordinator) is a role model for the interns and postdoctoral residents, as well as psychologists and psychotherapists within Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP). He or she designs, develops, and implements clinical programs for the Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Program and displays a cooperative attitude to effectively implement the organization's mission and goals. The BHIP team manages, coordinates, and provides Veteran-centered, recovery-oriented, and evidence-based care that is consistent with the Veteran's identified treatment goals. This team approach allows for close collaboration and assistance both with clinical and administrative needs and coverage. Medical Support Assistants provide scheduling and other administrative support as needed for the BHIP Teams. This mature clinic allows clinical staff to receive mentoring from seasoned staff and obtain training for professional growth and licensure on a regular basis. The program also allows for teaching of social work interns, non-independently licensed social workers, and other staff throughout the Mental Health Service, as well as self-initiated program improvement projects. BHIP at the SAVAHCS is on the cutting edge of innovation and transformation to improve team collaboration and empower Veterans to work toward recovery. Clinicians who work at the SAVAHCS need not worry about insurance companies, and they find the fully integrated medical record ideal for close collaboration of care. Providing a full range of psychological testing, psychodiagnostics, assessment services including administration, interpretation, reporting and writing of psychological testing Offering a variety of psychological interventions, to include clinical skills in evidenced based treatments appropriate for the nature of the referral problem Consulting with other health care providers in BHIP as well as outpatient, inpatient, residential, and community-based health care settings in MST treatment Serving as a resource for other professional staff concerning the need for and development of psychological services Developing individual and group psychotherapy programs and protocols for MST treatment Providing education and training to clinical staff to assist with the implementation of care for patients with MST Managing and tracking all MST Consults which includes analyzing and reporting data, treatment needs and outcomes to Mental Health Service Management Directing and engaging in outreach activities within the facility and community allies to include coordinating efforts to celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April Participating in VISN-level and National calls on MST policy, procedures, and planning and represents the SAVAHCS as MST liaison Serving as the Women's Health Mental Health Advocate and participates in all relevant meetings and projects Providing clinical supervision and instruction for psychology interns, post-doctoral psychology fellows, social work interns, and licensed social workers seeking senior social work licensure Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Available for highly qualified candidates, as determined by agency policy. 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.