The Chief of Psychology has overall responsibility for all Psychological services provided at Iowa City VA Health Care System, a level 1b facility, and its community clinics. Supervisory responsibilities encompass professional, management, and administrative aspects of Psychology, including establishing policies, standards, procedures, and practices regarding the provision of psychological services. This is an OPEN-CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be referred at regular intervals until the position is filled. Duties include, but are no limited to: Supervisory responsibility for 16 doctoral level psychologists. This role includes hiring; privileging; productivity and performance management (RVUs, encounters, Clinical Reminders, treatment plans, OPPEs/FPPEs and Clinical Privileges); Functional Statements, Performance Appraisal; and Discipline (for issues of Conduct or Performance). Supervisory responsibility for 1.6 social science program specialists, 2.5 mental health counselors, 4 social workers, 1 psychology technician, and, if indicated, 8 Medical Support Staff. Full responsibility for the provision of psychological services across the multi-state system, including the Iowa City VA Medical Center, Coralville VA Clinic, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and Homeless Veterans Outreach Centers. Responsible for allocation of psychologist resources and makes strategic decisions for when services can be provided in-person, by telepsych, and by a combination of in-person and tele. Maintains frequent contact and close collaboration with the Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Service Line, Section Chiefs and Program Coordinators, staff psychologists (and other mental health professionals), other Service/Service Line Chiefs and Medical Center Senior Leadership. Acts as a member of the management team of the Medical Center and represents Psychology at management meetings and to outside groups. Possesses line and staff authority for resource allocation within Psychology. These responsibilities include hiring, performance appraisal, training, and performance management. The incumbent is responsible for Psychology's budget. Acts as Co-chair of the Disruptive Behavior Committee. Leader of a multidisciplinary committee of physicians, social workers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, clinic coordinators and police that review reports of disruptive behavior and police investigations in the medical center. Responsible for the timely completion of all program evaluations and documents required by the Medical Center, VISN and VACO, ensuring compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies (such as Joint Commission) and monitoring entities (such as NEPEC), as appropriate. Ensures that Psychologists and other people he/she supervises meets guidelines in the Balanced Scorecard of the Director's Performance Standards. Responsible for all strategic initiatives, including translating data into programmatic changes that meet veteran and VACO requirements. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Telework, if approved, will be on an ad-hoc basis Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Psychologist (Service Chief)/PD000000 Recruitment Incentive: Approved for highly qualified candidates Financial Disclosure Report: Not required **This occupational series is eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). Repayment is limited to $10,000 annually, up to $60,000 in lifetime awards. Participants must sign a service agreement and maintain an acceptable level of performance to remain eligible for this program.** ****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**
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.