Social Worker-Mental Health Clinic Program Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Topeka, Kansas, Kansas
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 721806100
Serves as the Program Manager for the Mental Health Clinic in Topeka and designated CBOCS (Junction City, Lawrence, Ft. Scott, Chanute, Garnett). Responsible for oversight and management of daily business operation needs including consult management, access management (new patient vs existing patient vs urgent/crisis), transition of care across programs, fidelity to the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program-Collaborative Chronic Care Model, and day-to-day resolution around clinic coverage. 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: Hold a master's or doctoral degree in: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling field include, but are not limited to, Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling. A doctoral degree in mental health counseling may not be substituted for the master's degree in mental health counseling. (TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PROVIDED WITH APPLICATION) Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to LPMHC positions in the GS-0183 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, which includes diagnosis and treatment. English Language Proficiency: LPMHCs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3.j. Grade Determinations: GS-13 Experience, Education, and Licensure: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. The experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to meeting the KSAs for the GS-12 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: Ability to make judgments and decisions associated with program management. Ability to monitor program outcomes using data driven quality assurance process. Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided. Ability to manage a wide range of programs which include the operation and management of key clinical, training or administrative programs. References: Social Worker Qualification Standard VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39 dated September 10, 2019 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Physical aspects associated with work required of this assignment are typical for the occupation and would generally not require a pre-placement examination. ["Come join an amazing team as part of the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System (VAEKHCS). The MHC Program Manager is responsible for oversight and management of daily business operation including consult management, access management (new patient vs existing patient vs urgent/crisis), transition of care across programs, fidelity to the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program-Collaborative Chronic Care Model (BHIP-CCM), and day-to-day resolution around clinic coverage for Topeka VAMC and designated CBOCs (Junction City, Lawrence, Fort Scott, Chanute, Garnett). The incumbent has direct oversight and responsibility for the functioning of BHIP-CCM teams within the MHC. BHIP-CCM consists of several multi-disciplinary teams of mental health staff (e.g. psychiatry, psychology, social workers, professional counselors, nursing, peer support, MSA's) who provide personalized, proactive, patient-driven mental health care. The manager role is primarily tasked with ensuring that this system of care can efficiently align patient preferences (or demand) with existing available supply (e.g. medication, psychotherapy, care management, crisis intervention). Day-to-day managerial duties include oversight of BHIP daily team huddles, treatment team meetings, and daily MESS/GEMBA related communication. The manager will ensure maximum efficiency in utilizing all available staff resources when considering clinic flow and defined roles within the BHIP team assignment. The manager will have a support team to including an administrative team member focusing on data gathering and analytics as well as a fulltime clinical staff member assigned specifically for consult management. The incumbent will work with discipline-specific supervisors in a collaborative atmosphere to ensure that all staff are working efficiently and competently to serve the needs of outpatient Veteran's in the MHC. Broader managerial duties include participation in the larger leadership environment using a transformational style of leadership and focusing on specific values and strategies that influence the culture that supports quality employment for staff and care for Veterans. This involves: 1) Utilization of High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles focusing on safety and Just Culture; 2) Growth in cultural and linguistic competency and diversity of the workforce; 3) Advocacy around health outcomes; 4) Quality communication between employees, Veterans, and key stakeholders. 5) Collaboration both with the many complex VA systems of care and also with community partners. As a licensed practitioner, a portion of time will be dedicated to direct patient care within the Mental Health Clinic. This may include assessment, support of same day access, and/or evidence-based psychotherapy interventions. Work Schedule: Full-time Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000/Social Worker Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidate in accordance with agency policy. EDRP Authorized: Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) is 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 Contact Julie.Steakley@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Required"]
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