Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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Biloxi, MS United States
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
This position is located at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi. This setting for the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System spans south Mississippi, south Alabama and the Florida panhandle. The position is ideal for those who those enjoy working on integrative, multidisciplinary teams, utilizing evidence based therapies within a recovery oriented approach. The position will encompass a significant amount of integrative treatment, and the position requires a person who is well versed in a variety of evidence-based therapies or one who is seeking further experience with these approaches. Funding is available for learning new therapies and attending conferences. This opening provides the incumbent psychologist with discretion in building their own caseloads and clinics, participating in psychology Masters, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral training programs, and research. Psychologists are full members of the medical staff.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast overlooks the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and 62 miles of scenic shoreline including the world's longest (26 miles) man-made beach - started by nature, improved by man. Explore the Coast's rich heritage from the American Indians to the modern day blending of cultures including cuisine, attractions, and events. (www.gulfcoast.org)
Responsibilities include development of short and long range goals and plans for the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. In addition, the incumbent will ensure the development and implement policies and procedures to ensure that the high risk needs and goals for Veterans are met in a timely manner. Furthermore, administrative and programmatic resource management will include meeting Joint Commission standards, discharge and treatment planning, and monitoring outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process as well as the implementation of an evidenced based recovery model.
The incumbents decisions affect interdisciplinary staff and other resources associated with the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. H/she will manage and exercise very wide latitude and independent judgment to govern the continuity of care for our Veterans. The Inpatient Psychiatry Unit carries substantial program components that deliver specialized, complex, and highly professional services that significantly impact the health care provided to Veterans.
The Supervisory Psychologist Program Manager has full responsibility for oversight of the professional practice of psychology, psychiatry, social work and nursing on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
A recruitment/relocation incentive is negotiable up to $25,000 for a highly qualified applicant.
- U. S. Citizenship
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- English Language Proficiency required
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required