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    Program Manager/Supervisory Nurse Practitioner for the Director, Acute Care Mental Health section VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Has broad program management responsibilities including operation/management of key clinical programs, development of short/long range goals/plans; developing/implementing policies/procedures to ensure plans are carried out and goals are met; monitoring outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process.

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    The duties include but are not limited to:

    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. Collaborates with Nursing Leadership for programmatic needs.
    • Allocates resources within the Acute Care Mental Health 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 59 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 psychiatric assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, including services for patients with complex psychopathology requiring advanced diagnostic and intervention skills.
    • Demonstrates expertise in using and contemporary interview and 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 evidence-based pharmacotherapy for an assigned panel of patients, with evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate.
    • 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.
    • Develops, implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the nurse practitioner.
    • 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; some nights and weekends coverage
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

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