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    This position is in the Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (BPVAHCS - a Level 1A Complexity site), C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (CWBY VAMC), Bay Pines, Florida main campus. The incumbent will serve as Program Manager and provider for the Center for Sexual Trauma Services (CSTS) supervising clinical staff assigned to the CSTS.

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    The incumbent has full supervisory and administrative responsibility for residential and outpatient CSTS services, which includes a 16-bed, individualized length of stay, Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (Dom-PTSD), and accompanying outpatient program, that provides evidenced-based services for trauma stressors and PTSD. The incumbent coordinates and oversees the provision of specialty mental health services for eligible Veterans and functions as a professional and competent provider in the implementation of Program Manager, supervisor, scientist practitioner, consultant, and clinical training responsibilities and their work products are considered authoritative. The Program Manager is expected to collaborate with other program managers as necessary to provide appropriate patient centered care.

    The incumbent has advanced knowledge of the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, clinical interventions, and behavior health that qualifies them to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines and other stakeholders. The incumbent demonstrates contemporary behavioral science theories and practices including evidence-based practices and techniques while possessing the analytical ability to research, assemble, and compile information and data, evaluate the results against appropriate standards, and recommend indicated corrective action. The incumbent plans and assigns work to subordinates, sets and modifies short and long-term priorities and goals, and prepares schedules for completion of work. The CSTS Program Manager is a subject matter expert regarding sexual trauma, stress disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, and a history of successful treatment experiences regarding co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, and their treatment and sequela. In addition, the incumbent provides clinical, supervisory, and administrative oversight of programmatic resources, along with the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Responsible for a highly-specialized program that delivers treatment and related services and interventions, including assessment, case management, psychotherapy, and education, for Veterans presenting with the range and complexity of diagnoses inherent to the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), with an emphasis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma Related Stressors, Substance Use Disorders, co-occurring disorders, and, especially, military sexual trauma.
    • Determines program priorities and objectives, working independently, and in collaboration with MH&BSS Leadership, in support of the VA patient care mission.
    • Ensures the provision of specialized care, such as Evidence-Based Practices, which may include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (CPT),
    • Builds relationships with leaders throughout the MH&BSS and CSTS team members to promote quality clinical services and collaborations to meet performance measures.
    • Assesses the need for referral for additional, integrated, psychological services.
    • Develops quality management and performance improvement practices.
    • Works with their organizational chain of command through the Section Chief, Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (MH RRTP); Assistant Chief, MH&BSS; and Chief, MH&BSS on major administrative and professional activities, significant occurrences, and identification of problem areas necessitating the attention of Facility Leadership.
    • Determines program needs.
    • Coordinates programming with other MH&BSS leaders relative to warm handoffs, referrals, and other forms of collaboration.
    • Establishes and modifies clinic scheduling profiles for the CSTS program under the auspices of the Chief, MH&BSS, or designee.
    • Reviews, investigates, and prepares written correspondence in response to an inquiry from a Veteran, family member, Congress, or other areas of interest.
    • Establishes supervisory controls essential to carrying out the mission of the CSTS program.
    • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships and exercises professional judgment to provide treatment for Veterans.
    • Provides, and ensures, diagnostic interviews, assessments, psychotherapy, and case management for adult patients with trauma exposure, especially evidence-based practices, are implemented.
    • Carries a clinical caseload commensurate with the provisions of their Functional Statement
    • Other duties as assigned
    Work Schedule: The Core Tour of Duty is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The Selectee must be available for potential extended hours due to the VA patient care mission and the nature of Program Manager responsibilities.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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