Job Title:Supervisory Psychologist
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:EC-13-KSB-758165-MHC
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|$103,771.00 to $134,899.00 / Per Year|
|Monday, October 07, 2013 to Monday, October 14, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Denver, CO United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|This vacancy is open to eligible employees of the Eastern Colorado Health Care System only.|
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 758165
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.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
NOTE: THIS VACANCY MAY BE FILLED BY A SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER, SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST, PHYSICIAN (PSYCHIATRIST) OR A REGISTERED NURSE.
YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c AND TRANSCRIPTS IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THESE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MAY RESULT IN NON-CONSIDERATION.
Your salary and grade will be determined by the Psychologist Professional Standards Board (PSB). The PSB is a peer review process. The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.
The Chief of the Homeless and Vocational Section has full responsibility for provision of complex housing, residential, healthcare, and vocational programs requiring advanced practice skills. The Chief is fully accountable for all aspects of the clinical care provided to veterans receiving services within this section. The Homeless and Vocational Section at VA ECHS represents a complex array of clinical, psychosocial, and housing services that include the following: the Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program, the Grant & Per Diem Transitional Housing Program, HUD-VASH Permanent Housing Program, the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), the Housing First Assertive Community Treatment Program, the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP), the Veterans Justice and Re-entry Programs, the Compensated Work Therapy Program (CWT), and the Homeless Outreach and Homeless Benefits Coordination services. Programs are located in Denver and Southern Colorado (Pueblo and Colorado Springs).
The incumbent typically allocates 85% of his/her time to administrative functions, including supervision of more than 90 employees, including subordinate supervisors. The incumbent has full responsibility for clinical practice, program management, education, human resource management and supervision, and organizational stewardship for all programs within the Homeless and Vocational Section. The VA facility has a variety of clinical programs with a wide range of acute activities providing inpatient and outpatient services and treatment for patients in general medicine and surgery, medical specialty programs, geriatric and extended care, psychiatry, substance abuse, palliative care, hospice care, home based primary care, community care, and various other ambulatory care programs with related research, educational, and program evaluation functions. The Chief serves in a position of leadership at the local level, including membership on the Mental Health Executive Board.
The Chief utilizes a comprehensive range of clinical expertise and knowledge of therapeutic modalities in the design, implementation, and oversight of psychosocial rehabilitative services in order to end homelessness among veterans. The Homeless and Vocational Section serves as a clinically appropriate and cost effective alternative to the unwarranted utilization of hospital and nursing home care services for homeless veterans. The Chief addresses the rehabilitative needs for the broadest range of patients, and ensures that the high quality permanent, transitional, and residential homeless services remain consistent with the broad spectrum of evolving health care needs of the homeless veteran population. New and complex administrative challenges are regularly addressed by the Chief. These challenges are directly related to continuous growth in the volume and the diversity of patient care services.
The Chief assures compliance with increasingly complex procedures and statutes in licensing, clinical privileging, and continuing professional education. The Chief is responsible for ensuring that the residential and homeless programs achieve and maintain full accreditation status with accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and CARF. The Chief ensures that the building in which the residential programs are housed is in full compliance with all safety and security regulations. As Chief, the incumbent has both local and national level responsibility for the continued professional and scientific development of VA residential and homeless programs. The Chief establishes a research and training program within the Domiciliary that promotes advances in areas related to Domiciliary Treatment Programs (e.g. homelessness). This program develops relevant theoretical frameworks, designs appropriate assessment and treatment methods, and conducts appropriate basic and applied research. This program also serves as a training and development center that assists in creating cost-effective residential and homeless programs, conducts training of both VA and community staff and directors, and serves as a clearinghouse of knowledge.
- 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