Psychology Program Manager - Suicide Prevention

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21 jours | Kansas City, Missouri, United States | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Psychology Program Manager - Suicide Prevention

21 jours | Kansas City, Missouri, United States | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Date de début :novembre 07

Appliquer avant :décembre 07 2021

Industrie : Gouvernement,

Type :Temps plein

Niveau d'ancienneté : Stagiaire

Description du poste

Duties

The Psychology Program Manager has a major role in implementing facility programs focusing on Suicide Prevention.

Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The Psychologist Program Manager directs the operations, including allocation of resources of personnel, space and equipment for the Suicide Prevention program at KCVA.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager supports the agency's EEO/Affirmative Action Programs, is knowledgeable in this area and assures that the Suicide Prevention program carries out the full intent of the program.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager also supports and assists in instructing and training staff in safe working practices, occupation health, emergency preparedness and fire protection programs by application of approved standards, regulations, practices and methods.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Suicide Prevention program is compliant with all regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the population served and monitors medical center performance related to population served.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager develops and maintains treatment and documentation standards that meet the expectations and requirements of Joint Commission accreditation.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager performs additional and special assignments that are related to program goals, and the needs of the Suicide Prevention program and clients.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager independently identifies high-risk patients and provides crisis intervention services.
  • Psychologist Program Manager completes suicide risk screens and documents assessments as required by policy.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager completes comprehensive assessments and collaborative safety plans when clinically indicated and provides follow-up appointments for all Veterans upon initiation of the "High Risk for Potential Suicide List" in compliance with VA policy.
  • Psychologist Program Manager provides follow up with Veterans who fail to attend appointments, per local procedures, and consults with Suicide Prevention Coordinators or member of various suicide risk identification or action committee or direct supervisor as needed to ensure the safety and welfare of all Veterans.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager provides wellness/prevention education and facility patient and family support groups as appropriate.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager develops local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive.
  • Psychologist Program Manager organizes, sets priorities, meets multiple deadlines, and evaluates the Suicide Prevention program.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager collaborates with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager provides the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and assistance with selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager oversees fiscal matters (as assigned by the Mental Health Division) of the functions supervised, forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager as assigned serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. They actively participate in local, state, and national professional organizations. They represent the Medical Center or Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees.
  • The Psychologist Program Manager in responsible for KCVA Suicide Prevention Month activities. The incumbent is responsible for completion of all program evaluations and documentations required by the Medical Center, VISN 15, and VACO. The incumbent is responsible for assuring compliance with accrediting/regulatory bodies.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, with weekend/evenings as needed for duties

Virtual: This is not a virtual position

Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychology Program Manager - Suicide Prevention/PD000000

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: Psychologists must have obtained a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology. There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (with the exception of school psychology).OR b. Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully completed a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the re-specialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: i. The re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and ii. The specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

    Note: The applicant must provide an official transcript and/or certificate documenting the completion of the re-specialization program, which includes completion of an APA or CPA internship.
  • Internship: Completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA. Exceptions: (1) Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR (2) New VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern; OR VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.
  • Licensure: Possess a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
  • English Language Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.

May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

Preferred Experience: Supervisory and leadership experience in a Behavioral Health setting preferred.

Grade Determinations: GS-14 Psychology Program Manager (a) Experience. At least 3 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 level. (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines. 2. Knowledge of and ability to utilize evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines appropriately and ability to guide staff in using these tools. 3. Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. 4. Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives. 5. Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations. 6. Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards. 7. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program.

References: VA Handbook 5005/103, Part II, Appendix G18 Dated February 7, 2018

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, and bend, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must have good manual dexterity and keyboarding skills. The incumbent must be able to communicate efficiently by expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. In addition the incumbent must be able to utilize, view, and read information on computer screens; operate a pager; and operate the required phone equipment. The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle.

Psychologist duties include personal encounters with patients, visitors, and other employees. These individuals may experience crisis, may become volatile and require de-escalation techniques, as well as extreme patience. Psychologists are required to have excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills to interact with individuals with a wide variety of medical and psychiatric conditions including handling potentially aggressive behavior.

Education

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.

IMPORTANT:
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the

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  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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