Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 887240

OUR MISSION: 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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. 

Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

EDRP Contact:

Carol Stewart, Human Resources Specialist, Human Resources Management (05), Marion, Illinois, (618) 997-5311, extension 54924.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are NOT authorized for this position.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Duties

The Program Coordinator of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT) is responsible for managing daily operation of the program, developing policies and procedures for program operation, and preparing reports for facility, VISN, NEPEC and/or national use.  The Program Coordinator is also responsible for the clinical program providing treatment to patients in a major specialty area.  They provide direct patient care services in the program area, along with team members.  The incumbent practices independently in the profession, providing consultation and guidance to colleagues, role-model effective practice skills, educate or provide orientation to less-experienced incumbents and/or interns; develop innovation practice interventions and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification.

Duties also include administrative responsibilities for clinical development and accountability for clinical program effectiveness and modification of treatment modules; this includes ancillary, cognitive-based, and evidence-based treatment.  The Coordinator is assigned to work with special patient populations with highly complex health/mental health problems along with co-morbid conditions; treatment interventions should be innovative, recovery-focused and individualized.  The incumbent is also assigned the responsibility for education Veterans and their families along with the community and colleagues.  As a professional within the Behavioral Medicine Service, the incumbent will attend staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, as well as assist with strategic planning, which includes discharge planning, peer reviews and process improvements.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

This position may require early mornings, evenings and/or weekends and holidays.  Participation on the On Call rotation schedule to accommodate patient care needs during weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights is necessary.

This position is located in Behavioral Medicine Service.

This position may be filled by MRN-HA-13-887231 (Social Work) or MRN-HA-13-887240   (Psychologist).