Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1166180

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.  

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.


Incumbent supervises the operation of the Acute Psychiatry Unite, and programmatic activities of professional and multi disciplinary staff with various tours of duty as well as clerical and administrative staff at the GS-5 level,psychologists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, social workers and psychiatrists.


The incumbent is responsible for a variety of accountability practices, e.g.,ensuring entries in the electronic medical record (CPRS) are current and incompliance with JCAHO and CARF standards, that there is appropriate quality improvement practices in place and providing necessary pertinent data on the programs included in the incumbent's sphere of responsibility.   The incumbent various duties require an ability to prioritize many different tasks in order to provide the most multi-objective programs consisting of treatment, training and education, ensuring that services are provide in a timely, comprehensive and coordinated manner for the unit.


The supervisor must possess and demonstrate skills inevaluating the demands for services in the various program areas under the incumbent responsibility and in planning for appropriate staff distribution to ensure a balanced and effectively operating unit.   The incumbent must simultaneously handle and prioritize a variety of clinical programs and problems.   On a daily basis, the supervisor handles,prioritizes and delegates complex patient care, personnel, budget, educationand program planning activities.   The high level of care, extreme degree of activity and broad program mission of this facility is complicated by the high patient turnover rate, which generates complex administrative and patient care management problems.

Incumbent will be expected to provide oversight to the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior atthe Medical Center, to include ensuring that staff are matched to the appropriate level of training based on a standardized risk assessment tool.  Tracking of completion of training and serving as a resource to the Medical Center on Disruptive Behavior issues will be expected.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No