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    The Abie Abraham VA Medical Center in Butler PA is actively recruiting for an ACOS - Behavioral Health. The position is accountable to the Chief of Staff (COS) for day-to-day operation and management of clinical practice and staff in the behavioral health program.

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    The ACOS - Behavioral Health is directly responsible for organizing and administering management of operations and is accountable to the COS for clinical practices across all organizational components within the behavioral health care program. Incumbent works closely with the COS in achieving the strategic goals and performance measures within the clinical area. He/she exhibits leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influences organizational mission and health care. The incumbent functions as an administrator, educator, and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with the COS and other services. He/she must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of medical center personnel and relate effectively with customers, families, and the community as well as program and service leaders at the local and network levels.

    Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Providing executive input in the strategic planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development for local & network efforts.
    • Utilizing current trends and relevant theories in an analytical framework to design/modify, implement, and measure integrated programs and activities to achieve clinical and administrative goals of the medical center and/or network.
    • Demonstrating substantial and continuous responsibility for directing and managing an integrated program.d. Consultant to medical center staff and greater community in behavioral health care psychology
    • Planning, organizing, directing, controlling & evaluating programs and follow-up actions within ambulatory care to facilitate the delivery of care and meet required internal and external review standards.
    • Assuming a leadership role in resolving highly complex ethical issues that have an impact upon the health care delivery system and/or the consumer within the organization and/or the community.
    • Providing leadership in the development of policies and systems to devise strategies that will enable the organization to successfully manage ethical issues and protect patient and family rights.
    • Aggregating data and participates in the budget process to plan for current, emerging, and future resource requirements (financial, human, materiel and/or informational).
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Regional and national conference attendance

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0180 Psychology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525306800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.