The Local Recovery Coordinator (Psychologist) executes position responsibiilitites that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex client care. The Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) is a Psychologist who serves as the Mental Health Administrator on the off-tours. The LRC is responsible for assisting the Mental Health Manager in ensuring that the nursing needs of patients are met. The LRC functions as role model, clinical expert and resource and provides leadership to an interdisciplinary team.
Administrative responsibilities will include (80% of the time):
· Responsibility for assigned mental health programs supervising program managers and working with the service line managers on all aspects of the administration of programs.
· Responsible for champion and advocate for the recovery model of services by meeting with service line managers and process improvement committee to discuss efforts to incorporate the recovery model within mental health services.
· Functions as the ombudsman to Mental Health Managers and to staff,, providing information and feedback between the local mental health services and central offices.
· Develops 3-5 year plan for the facility that indentifies staged implementation of recover oriented services.
· Coordinates on-going evaluation of recovery implementation, using scientific program evaluation methods to document progress, to summarize outcome results and report those results.
· Provides annual report on implementation progress to the regions recovery coordinator.
· Serves as a mental health liaison to the local consumer council.
Clinical Responsibilities (10% of the time):
· Provides a full range of recovery-oriented clinical services including assessment, individual and group interventions, and psychoeducation.
· Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.
Academic/teaching/training/research (10% of the time):
· Develop a facility recovery education plan for providers, veterans and their families.
· Involved in training program and training committee, including regular attendance at meeting and active participation in ongoing supervision and policy-making.
· May be involved in research that is related to recovery-oriented services.
WORK SCHEDULE: Based on the needs of the service.
Physical Demands: Work is generally sedentary. Typically, the Psychologist sits comfortably to do the work, however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small pieces of equipment supplies, and driving of an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.