The section chief has a very broad responsibility for
multiple programs for a large service organization that is of considerable
scope, size, and complexity. Responsibilities
include development of short and long range goals and plans; development and implementation
of policies and procedures to ensure that plans are carried out and goals are
met; administrative and programmatic resource management; and monitoring
outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process. Decisions made affect staff and other
resources associated with the programs managed and are made exercising very
wide latitude and independent judgment.
The programs managed are substantial components of Southern Community
Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and Eastern Colorado Health Care System Mental
Health Service that delivers specialized, complex, highly professional services
and significantly impact the health care provided to veterans. The section chief has full responsibility for
oversight of the professional practice of mental health in large medical
centers and ensures the highest quality of mental health care provided to
veterans throughout the facility and its affiliated clinics.
Assists the Chief of Mental Health
Services in the overall operation
of Mental Health Service with focus in the Southern
Supervisory of the following
programs: Mental Health Clinic, Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(SATP), PTSD Clinical
Develops and maintains a high-quality Mental Health Service
while meeting all VISN and VACO Environment of Care and
Oversees quality control issues and performance measures with the Chief of Mental
Health Services and Mental Health Administrative Officer. Compliance with and successful
execution of Mental Health Performance Measures, VERA capture, quality
assurance and satisfaction for Veteran.
Veterans needing service-recovery and consolation in regard to the clinical care of complex
Incumbent is the first line supervisor for the supervisors of the following
programs: MHC in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Salida, Alamosa, La Junta, Lamar & Burlington, Colorado Springs SATP, and Colorado Springs PCT. Covers for the Deputy Chief of Staff in his/her absence. Meets frequently with Deputy Chief of Staff for southern
Colorado to discuss/resolve clinical and Administrative issues.
with all senior Mental Health supervisors and clinicians on issues related to performance, workload, and Veteran satisfaction. Completes all quality measures and reports
as requested by VAECHCS, VISN
VA Central Office.
Independently provides psychological assessment and
diagnostic services for Veterans
with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the clinic setting.
in using and teaching others
about contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for
Provides education to both patients and family members regarding relevant
mental health concerns.
Provides comprehensive , evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including
individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation
Provides consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment
plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within the Medical Center.
Develops, implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for an assigned
caseload of patients.
Complies with all Mental Health Service
documentation requirements, including timely completion of prescribed templates for documenting results of
assessment, treatment, and risk evaluation contacts.
Adheres to all Facility
and Mental Health Service policies
practices for delivering clinical care, including but not limited to
suicide risk reduction practices, timeliness of care and access standards, professional conduct requirements, and CPRS documentation conventions.
expectations as established by the Mental
Provides clinical supervision and/or training for medical residents, medical students, social work
interns, nurses, or
Work Schedule: M-F (8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Functional Statement Title: Supervisor Social Worker