Psychology Program Manager (Substance Use Disorder Program)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Internal Number: 616510200
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. Learn more This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (HVAMC), under the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service Line (MHBS). This position is aligned under the Specialty Outpatient Services - Substance Use Disorder Programs. The Psychology Program Manager is responsible for management of the administrative and clinical aspects of the Substance Use Disorder Program at the Hampton VA Medical Center. Duties may include: Administrative (Supervisory) Responsibilities Responsibilities of this position include administrative oversight of the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Programs and includes supervision of at least 10 FTEE. The incumbent, along with the Section Chief of Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Programs, have responsibility for the professional practice and services conducted by the Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Therapists, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors (LPMHCs), and Medical Support Assistants (MSAs) in these programs. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring that the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Programs meet all applicable practice requirements and standards. The personnel supervised represent major components of the medical center and the services supervised are highly complex and broad in scope. The incumbent is responsible, along with the Section Chief for Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Programs, for the professional, management, and administrative aspects of the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder programs at VAMC Hampton. These MH programs deliver substance use services to veterans in an outpatient setting. The incumbent's responsibilities require coordinating multiple legs of the program across sites, coordinating day to day activities of the program, establishing and adhering to governing policies, and supervising the staff in the program. The incumbent monitors outcomes of these programs using data-driven processes and implements action plans based on this data analysis. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring coordination of substance use services between outpatient and inpatient treatment programs. Supervisory responsibilities include ongoing evaluation of staffing needs and personnel assignments in these programs, periodic updating of position descriptions and functional statements, coordination of credentialing and privileging, coordination of competency evaluations, completing performance appraisals, and professional and administrative supervision as appropriate and necessary. Supervision and resource management involves major decisions. Work activities and supervision significantly impact the ability of staff to provide comprehensive services to Veterans. Decisions are made with very wide latitude and independent judgment. Clinical Responsibilities Independently provides psychological services at all levels of complexity and consults with peers and supervisors as appropriate. Conducts diagnostic evaluations by clinical interview, objective and/or projective testing, intellectual assessment, organicity screening, and behavioral observation. Interprets and integrates the findings with all other available patient data and writes these outcomes in comprehensive psychological evaluations. Plans and carries out individual, marital, and/or group psychotherapy with the most difficult cases. The psychologist functions in a way that promotes and maintains a psychotherapeutic milieu within the work area, and participates in the development of treatment programs for patients served in the MH&BS. Provides education to patients, patients' families, and medical center staff. Provides assessment, therapy, education, and support services for, and interacts with, patients from young adult to geriatric age levels on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Serves as a consultant, adviser, and resource person, not only to lower grade level psychologists, but to staff members of other disciplines, operating officials, and others concerned with patient treatment care, including community resources. Establishes and maintains appropriate patient treatment records in conformance with VA, medical center, service line, Joint Commission, CARF, and other applicable standards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Telework: Ad Hoc Telework is Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychology Program Manager (Substance Use Disorder Program)/000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact [email protected], the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.