Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):   925823

OPEN UNTIL FILLED1ST CUTOFF: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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.

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

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FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATON PACKAGE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATIONAPPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AS STATED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE CLOSING DATE TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

Relocation expenses and/or incentives are not authorized.

Murfreesboro offers affordable living with picturesque seasons and an abundance of recreational and entertainment activities. Murfreesboro is home to several historical landmarks including Cannonsburgh Village and Stones River National Battle Field. It is also located close to Nashville, better known as 'Music City USA,' the capital of Tennessee, and home of the Tennessee Titans NFL and Nashville Predators NHL teams. Tennessee does not have a state income tax.

The position is located in Mental Health in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics Section.

Duties

Incumbent will perform as the Chief, Mental Health in the Community Based Outpatient Clinics Section (MH in CBOCs).  He/she will provide approximately 95 percent program management services to include:  oversight of administrative and programmatic resources and responsibilities for a program that delivers outpatient treatment and related services and interventions including medication management, assessment, case management, psychotherapy, and education for Veterans with a full range of mental health treatment needs.  Incumbent will be responsible for directing the activities of multidisciplinary clinical teams comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, advance practice nurses, addiction therapists, counselors, and program clerks. Duties include directing, administering, and managing all aspects of the MH in CBOCs section, including comprehensive planning, developing, and implementing programs, policies, and procedures; determining program needs; overseeing short and long range program goals, initiatives, and direction; ensuring CBOC compliance with policies and procedures of the MHCL, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), Veterans Integrated Systems Network (VISN), and Federal rules and regulations; ensuring that the CBOCs comply with current performance measures; maintaining high standards through the review and judicious application of evidenced based practices, practice guidelines, and best practices methodology; developing quality management and performance improvement practices, and reporting the results to the Chief, MHCL; and overseeing the completion of any evaluation reports.   Incumbent will provide care as a credentialed and privileged Licensed Independent Practitioner who will establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and exercise professional judgment to provide treatment for Veterans, and will provide approximately 5 percent direct patient care to include direct services to selected patients and/or selected treatment programs; diagnostic interviews, assessments, psychotherapy, and case management to Veterans; provide behavioral expertise, education, and multidisciplinary consultation with primary care staff at all CBOCs in the management of mental health clients; assess the need for referral for additional services of mental health clients; coordinate with providers within MHCL and TVHS when other care such as psychiatric or palliative care is involved; mediation as requested by local, regional, state and Federal agencies and elected representatives; and review and translate research into practical interventions for improved patient outcomes. Incumbent will designate section priorities and objectives and work independent of immediate supervision.

  Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the service.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No