Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Behavioral Health Service has four Community Based Outpatient Clinics & the main campus (MS, AL & FL). The Eglin/PCB VAMC Outpatient Mental Health Clinic meets patients' emotional, psychological, behavioral, interpersonal & social needs. The Program Manager assists in multispecialty behavioral health clinic & service oversight - including general mental health, PCMHI, neuropsychology, pain management, tele-mental health, PTSD, MST & Substance use. Basic Requirements: The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker are prescribed by statute in 38 U.S.C. § 7402(b)(9), as amended by section 205 of Public Law 106-419, enacted November 1, 2000. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must meet the following: U.S. Citizenship. Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. Preferred Experience: The incumbent will be strong in analytical with documented experience in developing performance improvement plans and measures; documented fluency in Microsoft Excel (charts/graphs), Word, Outlook and running and/or analyzing complicated data capture reports; documented experience in managing multi-disciplinary team, multiple complex tasks and projects with minimal supervision; and ability to work with multiple services and staff in making necessary changes to programs, profiles and clinics. Grade Determinations: Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-13 Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Candidate may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as supervisory social workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility. (b) Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive. (c) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (d) Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care. (e) Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. (f) Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget. (g) Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations. References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Light lifting/carrying, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers/both hands and legs, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception, hearing (aid permitted). See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["Duties include, but are not limited to: Engaging in short and long-term strategic planning to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to the Veterans we serve Overseeing and adjusting the deployment of clinical, administrative, and fiscal resources in support of the telemental health team needs Developing and implementing policies and procedures to meet program goals, and accreditation requirements while also being consistent with Medical Center, network, and VHA policies Utilizing telemental health team data to monitor outcomes and develop strategies for continuous quality improvement Develop and coordinates services offered to Veterans and their families enrolled in the telemental health program. Services include assessment, medication management, crisis intervention, educational, individual, family, and group treatment, case management and measurement-based care; Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Discloser 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.