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Job Title:Psychologist Program Manager - Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation (MHRRTP)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:ML-0156-1039446-PM

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$101,027.00 to $131,331.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 31, 2014 to Monday, February 10, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Milwaukee, WI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

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?

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1039446

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: 1. CURRENT PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE AGENCY FOR WHICH THE POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED 2. ALL OTHER CANDIDATES.  

 

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. 

 

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.

 

This position is located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (http://www.milwaukee.va.gov/). Milwaukee is located in southeastern Wisconsin, about 90 minutes from Chicago, IL and Madison, WI. Milwaukee is on the shores of Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world where Summerfest, the world's largest music festival and many ethnic festivals take place throughout the summer. There is something for everyone in Milwaukee; you can experience old world charm, diverse cultures, historic neighborhoods and it's a great place to raise a family. 

 

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

DUTIES:

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Program Manager - Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation (MHRRTP) 

 

This position is being announced as a Social Worker, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Nurse 

 

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

 

The Program Manager has direct line authority and is accountable for all aspects of the clinical care and support services provided to veterans undergoing treatment in the various Mental Health programs at the Milwaukee VAMC. The MHRRTP, Dom 123 area addresses the rehabilitative and recovery needs of the broadest possible range of veterans in coordination with the Milwaukee VA services. Community agencies are utilized when services are not readily available. The program manager ensures that high quality evidence-based programs and services remain consistent with evolving healthcare needs of the total veteran population in this building which is capable of treating 189 Veterans.  The majority of the veterans served have complex psychosocial needs and mental health problems requiring special expertise.  The incumbent oversees the interdisciplinary clinical teams and supervises the staff providing mental health services.  The incumbent provides a full range of supervisory responsibilities for an assigned staff of about 85 employees. The position will require some clinical time. The clinical time will involve work with a variety of complex cases across the interdisciplinary teams including those requiring involuntary hold or detention, hospital transfers, violent patients, and those with legal complications. As a member of the Mental Health Leadership Team, the incumbent collaborates in strategic plans for the Mental Health Division, setting goals and objectives, policy making, resource allocation to meet these objectives, leadership activities and monitoring progress of these initiatives.

Major responsibilities include:

·         Plan and coordinate staffing based on fluctuating needs, staffing mix and maximizing cost effectiveness.

·         Plan, implement and evaluate services designed for patients, based on evidenced based practice.

·         Effective utilization of staff resources, supplies and equipment.

·         Participate as a clinical leader with other program leaders in the decision making process related to patient care, clinical/program policies and procedures, customer service, performance improvement/measurement activities. 

·         Provide supervisory guidance and evaluate staff performance in collaboration with other related program leaders.

·         Provide a safe and healthy environment for patients and staff by interpreting and applying national standards. 

·         Collaborate with other health care professionals in providing continuity of care for veterans.

 

Physical Requirements:  Most of the work is performed at a desk, in an office setting.  The position does require movement throughout the Medical Center.

 

Work Environment:  The work environment includes the risks and discomforts normally found in offices, conference rooms, and similar settings.  An adequately lighted, heated and ventilated office is used to accomplish work assignments.  The incumbent may be exposed generally to patients and others while traveling throughout the hospital to and from meetings.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

·         Must be a citizen of the United States.

·         Must have a Doctoral degree in Psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED).

·         Must have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA. Exceptions: (1) new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that you were an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.

·         Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia (COPY OF LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED).

·         Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d), 7404 (d)

 

GRADE REQUIREMENTS:

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must meet the following:

·         Must possess at least 1 year of professional psychologist experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13), AND fully meet the KSAs at the GS-13 level.

The GS-13 KSAs are:

1.    Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.

2.    Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

3.    Knowledge of clinical research literature.

4.    Ability to provide supervision in areas related to behavioral health and social services provision in order to accomplish the organizational goals and objectives.

5.    Ability to provide fair, principled and decisive leadership for a work environment that promotes shared accountability

AND

·         You must demonstrate the following professional KSAs that are required for the Psychologist Program Manager GS-14 level.

The GS-14 KSAs are:

1.    Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines.

2.    Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives, and ability to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing, and budget requirements, etc.

3.    Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations.

4.    Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards.

5.    Knowledge of, and ability to appropriately utilize, evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines and ability to guide staff in using these tools.

6.    Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.

7.    Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The preferred candidate will have an interest or experience in leadership activities and a history of strong clinical skills in the provision of mental health services, preferably in a residential treatment setting.  Experience with evidence-based psychological interventions and familiarity with the recovery model of mental health care are desired.  Experience with budget/building management and program development and evaluation are preferred.  

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

 

References: VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

 

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Veterans' Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s ) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave :  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.  Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Placement Policy:   The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850C IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

1.     Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.     Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .

3.     Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.     Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.     Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 1039446.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2.     Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 10, 2014.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position you must provide a complete application package which includes:

· CV or Resume - include: contact information; descriptions of jobs, including name and address of employer, job title, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of degree earned; and other information, such as licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must sufficiently detail the level of the experience. If the position is (was) with the Federal government, either military or civilian, state series and grade or pay grade (rank) and date of last promotion.

· VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at   http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf ) (required).

· Transcripts (required)

· Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire (required)

· Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf ).  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

· If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ).  

· If currently employed in the federal system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:   The selecting official for this position is not allowed access to your electronic OPF which is why it is required for you to submit a thorough and complete resume to include all of your relevant work information (i.e. starting and ending dates of employment, hours worked, duties, etc).  The resume you provide through this application process is forwarded to the selecting official.  It is highly recommended that you use the resume builder in USA JOBS as it contains all of the information we need to determine whether or not you are qualified for this position.  Failure to provide a resume and all the documents requested in the announcement may render you not qualified for the position you are applying for.    

* INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

NOTICE: Eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligible must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Diane Sowell
Phone: (414)384-2000x44343
Email: DIANE.SOWELL@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA VISN 12
VISN 12 Great Lakes Human Resources
Honey Creek Three
135 S 84th St Room 175
Milwaukee, WI
53214

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

ML-0156-1039446-PM

Control Number:

360307000