Psychologist, Mental Health Service Line Manager
Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: November 1, 2018
Licensure: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Board Certification: Persons hired to psychology positions in the VHA who completed an internship that was not accredited at the time the program was completed must be board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body's requirement for continuing education. AND (1) Current Professional Psychology Practice: To be creditable, psychological work experience can be obtained through paid or non-paid employment providing psychological work or through participating in a supervised postdoctoral psychology training program (i.e., fellowship or residency). Psychological work experience must have occurred after the doctoral degree was obtained and must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current professional psychology practice. "Professional psychology practice" includes but is not limited to the following psychology-oriented job duties: providing professional clinical services, conducting research, carrying out education and training activities, carrying out program evaluation activities, clinical consultation, supervision and administration. (2) Quality of Experience: Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties to be performed. Qualifying experience must also be at a level comparable to or exceeding professional psychology experience at the next lower level. (3) Part-time Experience: Part-time experience is creditable according to its relationship to a full-time workweek. For example, a psychologist employed 20 hours per week, or on a half time basis, would receive one full-time workweek of credit for each two weeks of service. (4) Post-Doctoral Degree Fellowships: Postdoctoral fellowships or residencies are training programs in an advanced area of clinical practice. Training as a fellow or resident is considered to be creditable experience on a year-for-year basis. Duties Responsibilities include oversight of a large, complex organization that encompasses several component parts integral to the functioning of the medical center or, alternatively, one large service or organization. Have broad and overall responsibility for a service-level organizational unit and have full responsibility for clinical practice, program management, education, human resource management, and supervision for the service. Manage substantive parts of specialized, complex, professional services which significantly impact the care provided to Veterans. Provide leadership with objective, independent assessments and recommendations for policy, operational, and administrative issues and initiatives requiring decision and action. Monitor work performance to ensure that requirements are satisfied; interpret and process a wide variety of data related to program planning and specialized needs of the Veterans, the service, and the medical center; ensure policies or issues have been fully coordinated, vetted, and staffed; advise leadership on implications, key issues, and relationships to interest groups (both internal and external) and recommend courses of action. Coordinates and negotiates resolution to complex problems. Assure compliance with accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements and assure corrective action is initiated as needed. Responsible for professional and administrative management of an assigned area which may include budget execution. Maintain interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals. May prepare special reports and responses, Congressional responses, briefing papers, issue briefs, and decision papers for the medical center leadership, which may be highly sensitive, confidential, and of a complex nature. Develop policies and procedures and may develop performance standards, position descriptions and functional statements. Monitor the clinical performance of staff, conduct performance appraisals, and perform other clinical and administrative responsibilities to ensure that the mission of the service and the medical center has been satisfied. May set training objectives for staff and delegate responsibilities to subordinate sections. Work Schedule: To be determined by Supervisor Telework: This is NOT a telework position *Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized*
- Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be authorized (if funding available)*
Keywords: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Prescott , Psychologist, Mental Health Service Line Manager, Healthcare , Prescott, Arizona
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!