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    The Program Manager of Inpatient/Acute Care in the Mental Health Clinical Center, VAMHCS, is responsible for the administrative efficiency, clinical integrity and effectiveness of the Acute Inpatient mental health program at the Baltimore campus. The Program Manager (Social Worker), Inpatient/Acute Care may delegate Coordinators or other staff to manage component programs on a day-to-day operational basis.

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    Responsibilities

    The Program Manager of Inpatient/Acute Care in the Mental Health Clinical Center, VAMHCS, is responsible for the administrative efficiency, clinical integrity and effectiveness of the Acute Inpatient mental health program at the Baltimore campus. The Program Manager (Social Worker), Inpatient/Acute Care may delegate Coordinators or other staff to manage component programs on a day-to-day operational basis. The Inpatient Mental Health Psychiatric Unit is a complex program staffed by a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes but may not be limited to psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, peer support and pharmacists.

    The incumbent has broad program management responsibilities, which include the operation and management of key clinical and administrative programs. His/her grade is determined by the size, complexity, and broad program responsibility at this large, complex, Category 1, multi-site, integrated, medical school affiliated VA Health Care System, among the largest in the VA system.

    Responsibilities include development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring of outcomes, using data-driven quality assurance processes. S/he assures a high quality programs that meet or exceed internal and external review criteria (e.g., VHA Handbook requirements, Patient Safety Alerts, etc.), performance measures, clinical reminders, and Joint Commission standards.
    Decisions made affect staff and other resources associated with the program managed and are made while exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. This program delivers specialized, complex, highly professional services that are important program components of the medical center and significantly impacts the health care provided to Veterans.
    The Program Manager, Inpatient/Acute Care is responsible for relevant performance measures. S/he also coordinates with other Mental Health and non-Mental Health programs as needed (e.g., Primary Care, Medicine, Surgery, etc.) as well as other VA sites and community partners to ensure timely and effective access to care at all levels of the VAMHCS organization.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0185 Social Work

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