Executive Director Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Internal Number: 653324700
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the United States' largest integrated health care system and is positioned to anticipate and lead emerging health care trends. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/24/2022. In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following: BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICIAN U.S. Citizen Degree of doctor of medicine: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies include those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association, or other residences which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided appropriate professional training. Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSE: U.S. Citizen Masters degree in nursing from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency, and accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed or a graduate of a foreign school of professional nursing. A current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL WORKER: U.S. Citizen Master degree in Social Work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PSYCHOLOGIST: U.S. Citizen 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. 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. Professional Psychology 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 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of and ability to communicate existing policies and regulations effectively. Knowledge of and ability to utilize resource materials and to develop new materials when needed. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff and management officials who are often at the highest management levels. Ability to develop and recommend new or revised policies that consistent with organizational goals and objectives. Skill in leading senior management officials in policy development. Ability to influence high level officials in adoption of and conformance to performance measures, monitors, and other policy guidelines. DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess extensive leadership experience in the health care arena sufficient to qualify for the equivalent of a senior executive equivalent position within the Federal service. In addition, the incumbent is broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities, administrative and clinical support systems and is knowledgeable about multifaceted health care delivery systems. In addition to basic requirements, the following technical and executive core qualifications are required for this position. Typically, these qualifications would be gained through education, experience and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in responsible management/executive level assignments in health care at a national or Network level, equivalent positions in a hospital/network/regional office or allied medical care facility, or executive positions in an academic institution. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. If you are currently a federal employee, this type of experience is typically found at positions at the GS-15 level and above. To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts. Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp. A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget). ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions. B. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQ): Knowledge of mission, organization programs and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a health care program at a national level. REFERENCES: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard and Appendix G-3 Dentist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. ["NOTE: THIS IS A VIRTUAL POSITION\nTHIS IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND CAN BE FILLED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONS: PHYSICIAN: SR-602 $145,000 - $249,900 NURSE: SR-610 $135,468 - $196,735 SOCIAL WORKER: SR-185 $135,468 - $196,735 PSYCHOLOGIST: SR-180 $135,469 - $196,735 NOTE: For Physician - Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. Salary is based on the Pay Ranges for Physicians, Dentist, and Podiatrist, Pay Table 6 Tier 2. Exceptions to the salary cap must be approved.\nWork schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nRelocation Expenses: Not Authorized The Executive Director (ED), Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (MH&SP) is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations (AUSH/CS). The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of MH&SP is responsible for providing strategic guidance to promote, protect, and restore Veterans' mental health and overall well-being, to empower and equip them to achieve their life goals, and to provide quality, state-of-the-art care in a timely manner. Services are provided for a broad range of mental illnesses and substance use disorders, with particular emphasis on full, effective implementation of mental health care and suicide prevention serves as outline in the Uniform Mental Health Services Handbook and its replacement and other policies, related programmatic guidance, as well as other MH&SP initiatives that develop over time. This ED, MH&SP provides leadership in clinical integration, facilitating coordination, and project management of healthcare transformation activities related to congressional and legislative dictates, as well as those that emerge from research and field clinical innovations. The leader supervises a team of senior executives overseeing the Veterans Crisis Line, Suicide Prevention Program, Continuum of Care, General Mental Health, Field Support and Analytics, and Innovations and Collaboration, as well as administrative operations."]
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.