Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1080239

Applicants who applied to VIN 1040578 need not reapply

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 El Paso VAHCS is part of VISN 18 Network, and is a standalone ambulatory care facility with over 600 employees and growing. This opportunity offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, liberal vacation and predictable work hours with potential for an academic faculty appointment. We are an out-patient clinic with working hours from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, Mondays through Fridays.

El Paso provides abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities, year-round sports and outdoor recreation, the lowest crime rate of any major city in the continental US, and some of the best weather conditions on the planet. The sun shines 300 days a year! It has affordable housing, an extremely favorable low cost of living index, a medical school, several universities and a community college. We are a cosmopolitan community; people from all over the world come here to live, work, gather for business and retire.


Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is 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 authorized for this position.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment incentive may be authorized for this position.

EDRP: The applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Supervisor for the Mental Health Clinic Programs at El Paso VA Health Care System. This position reports directly to the Chief, Mental Health Service. Responsibilities are complex in scope, involving administrative management of  the Program, supervision of multidisciplinary staff, coordination of all program elements, quality improvement monitoring and data collection, and accreditation. The Mental Health Clinic programs are customer-service oriented, meeting a variety of emotional, psychological, behavioral, interpersonal, and social needs of patients. These services contribute significantly to the level of health care provided by this agency. Decisions are made exercising very wide latitude and independent judgment.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Quarterly Trips to CBOC's

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • To Highly Qualified Candidates