Job Overview

Summary

Chillicothe, Ohio is nestled in the beautiful hills of Ross County. Chillicothe is blessed with an abundance of historical and recreational opportunities. There are five state parks within a 30-minute drive. Strong schools and affordable housing make Chillicothe a great place to live and work. The small town charm of this city is perfectly complimented by easy access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati for those seeking city amenities.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 948360

 

***THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REANNOUNCED AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THIS POSITION IS FILLED. ALL PREVIOUS APPLICANTS WHO SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS FOR THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MUST REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. THANK YOU.***

 

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?

NOTE: THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES. PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION RELATED TO YOUR APPLICABLE DISCIPLINE STATED IN EACH SECTION WITHIN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

If you are looking for an exciting career challenge, the Chillicothe VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Chillicothe, Ohio is searching for a Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Physician Extender (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant), Physical Therapist, or Dietitian for the Program Director, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) position.

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 full perfomance level of this position is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 through GS-13. 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.

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.

 

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

 Physician Extenders (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant), may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, if selected for this position. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

 

Duties

The Program Director, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is responsible for directing clinical services offered to ensure that program compliance is maintained with local and national level VHA standards at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. The HBPC Program Director will ensure that policies, as well as, accreditation standards for home care organizations remain consistent and compliant with all standards.

The Program director will work within an interdisciplinary team to develop and ensure continued effective functioning. Skills, knowledge, and contributions of each member within the team will be recognized and utilized to meet the mission of the overall program. The Program Director will collaborate with other (HBPC) Program Directors, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) leadership, and VA Central Office on issues related to program development in order to provide direction and team leadership.

Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Interpreting and communicating VA policies to the HBPC team and the VHA facility, as well as, non-VA national, state, and local home care policies to facilitate the interface with non-VA care providers.

·         Assisting the team in developing and implementing local HBPC policies and procedures to include performance improvement, patient safety, utilization review, emergency preparedness, and staff safety.

·         Evaluating the effectiveness of the HBPC Program.

·         Managing human resources for the HBPC Program including: selecting qualified staff in collaboration with the HBPC Medical Director, orienting and mentoring the staff, and promoting staff development and professional growth to ensure competency.

·         Coordinating student educational programs.

·         Managing and tracking program resources.

·         Processing, assigning, and tracking referrals to HBPC, ensuring timely access to HBPC.

·         Managing the Electronic Wait List (EWL) for HBPC referrals.

·        Collaborating with the Office of Information.

Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This position may require evenings and/or weekends.

Travel Required

  • Not Required