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 The Assistant ACOS, Behavioral Health plans, implements, directs, provides clinical and administrative oversight to Behavioral Health activities, including requirements for staff, budget, equipment, and supplies. Proven leadership skills, including problem solving skills, conflict resolution abilities, task prioritization, project management, efficiency improvements etc. are highly desirable and expected. He/she shall effectively delegate responsibilities, evaluate the performance of subordinates and offer prompt feedback related to performance and conduct. This individual is expected to effectively handle supervisory responsibilities, programmatic oversight to provide patient centered care across diverse Behavioral Health programs to meet or exceed expectations from within and outside the medical center. He/she will positively contribute towards performance standards while favorably contributing to employee morale, programmatic stability and organizational welfare. The incumbent will also provide treatment services in a multi-disciplinary setting composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, nurse practitioners, psycho-pharmacologists, and nurses. Other responsibilities will be as assigned by the ACOS, Behavioral Health, based on organizational needs and employee competence. Duties include, but are not limited to: Plans, implements, and provides clinical and administrative oversight to Behavioral Health activities including requirements for staff, budget, equipment, and supplies. May have direct administrative supervision of staff. May have direct professional supervision of staff within the same discipline. Has programmatic oversight and shared responsibility for the Department of Behavioral Health. Has input into resource allocations within Behavioral Health Service. Ensures efficient operation of the Behavioral Health Service. Assists with the Preparation of the annual Management Briefing for the assigned Sections within Behavioral Health Service. Monitors and oversees Fund Control Points as assigned. Seeks additional resources as warranted, with use of data-driven criteria in support of all requests. Responsibilities include supervision of staff, program management, and administrative responsibilities that are complex in scope and cover a significant portion of the medical center. Additional responsibilities that include: Management of Human Resource aspects of assigned Behavioral Health operations, including hiring and disciplinary action, Labor/Management relations, performance appraisals, and professional boarding procedures for various disciplines. Primary responsibility for assigned aspects of administration within Behavioral Health Service and in the relationship to the VA Medical Center at large. Monitors and reports to facility and VISN leadership regarding status of Behavioral Health Performance Measures for the Medical Center, with preparation and implementation oversight for any corrective actions necessary. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist, Assistant Associate Chief of Staff/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy.Hermann@va.gov or Crystal.White6@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator(s) for questions/assistance. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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