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    The Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) program is responsible for managing the administrative and clinical residential DCHV program in the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment program (MHRRTP) within Mental Health Service at VA Puget Sound. The DCHV program is an 18 bed, 24x7 residential treatment program aimed at providing psychosocial, psychiatric, and medical treatment to homeless Veterans recovering from vocational, mental health, and psychosocial impairments.

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    Program Management Responsibilities

    • Provides broad program management responsibilities of clinical care teams, including leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of a complex program for comprehensive clinical care of Veterans.
    • Leads multidisciplinary teams including physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals/trainees.
    • Develops, implements, and oversees operational policies/procedures for the treatment team, with affiliated Program Director and/or Service Line Leader approval.
    • Allocates resources within the Community & Residential Care Service based on data-driven decision-making process considering the overall needs of the organization and Service (e.g., productivity, bed occupancy, clinic utilization, staffing needs, barriers to access, etc.).
    • Organizes/leads team meetings to facilitate case disposition, care management, effective delivery of clinical interventions, and the adherence to administrative demands.
    • Monitors and distributes provider-specific workload reports to program managers and ensures provider adherence to workload standards.
    • Ensures timely access to care of patients assigned each team, in accordance with local/national policies.
    • Monitors compliance of program managers with VA performance measures and effectively shapes provider practice patterns to improve standing on performance measures.
    • Resolves conflicts among staff (both leadership and line staff); adjudicates complaints and problems of employees in a timely and effective manner.
    • Ensures appropriate coverage is arranged for patient care responsibilities when staff members are absent.
    • Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Section Director, Psychology/Social Work Chief/Deputy Chief, Service Line Leader (or designee), Chief of Staff, and/or Facility Director.
    • Ensures optimal collaboration across program teams, to include effective communication, resource sharing, permeability, and transfer of patients across a continuum of services.
    • Responsible for timely completion of program evaluations and documents required by the Medical Center, VISN and VACO; ensures compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies.
    • Attends MHS leadership meetings (executive council, steering committee, QI committee, etc.) as designated.
    Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Has direct or indirect (through subordinate supervision) administrative and professional supervision of subordinates.
    • Functions as the first line supervising authority (i.e., rater) for 9 employees. For these individuals, the incumbent provides administrative, as well as clinical, supervision and/or consultation as appropriate.
    • Provides administrative oversight and clinical consultation to 64 other interdisciplinary team members for whom the incumbent is not the designated first line rating authority.
    • Provides clinical supervision to trainees as appropriate.
    Clinical Responsibilities
    • Provides comprehensive psychological assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the Residential programs including services for patients with complex psychopathology requiring advanced diagnostic and intervention skills.
    • Demonstrates expertise in using and teaching others about contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions.
    • Provides education to patients and family members regarding mental disorders and best practices approaches to treatment.
    • Provides comprehensive assessment of Veterans at imminent risk of harm to self and/or others (including grave disability), and facilitates admission for acute psychiatric hospitalization.
    • Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation.
    • Responsible for the initiation of appropriate health care consults and referrals, as indicated.
    • 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.
    • Adheres to all policies and practices for delivering clinical care, including but not limited to risk assessment/reduction practices for potentially dangerous behavior (suicide and violence), timeliness of care and access standards, professional conduct requirements, and medical record documentation.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549238600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.