The Integrated Care Program Manager is directly responsible for the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment program operations for Primary Care Mental Health Integration Program (PCMHI) and Behavioral Medicine Program (BMED), and provides administrative supervision of all providers in those programs. Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) psychologists also receive clinical supervision and guidance through the Integrated Care program. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: (1) 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. OR (2) Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a respecialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the respecialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: (a) the respecialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and(b) the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. NOTE: The applicant must provide an official transcript and/or certificate documenting the completion of the respecialization program, which includes completion of an APA or CPA internship. OR (3)Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. Internship: (a) 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. OR (b) New VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern; OR (c) VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement; OR (d) Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. (NOTE: Once board certified, the employee is required to maintain board certification.) OR (e)Applicants who have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature may fulfill this internship requirement by having the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience in a site specifically acceptable to the candidate's doctoral program. If the internship experience is not noted on the applicant's official transcript, the applicant must provide a statement from the doctoral program verifying that the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience was completed in a site acceptable to the doctoral program. 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. English Language Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-14 Psychologist Program Manager Experience: At least three years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 1. Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines. 2. Knowledge of and ability to utilize evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines appropriately and ability to guide staff in using these tools. 3. Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. 4. Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives.5. Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations. 6. Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards. 7. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program .References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G18 Physical Requirements: Hearing (aid permitted) is required. Physical Demands of the work are generally minor. ["A relocation/recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified individual. The Integrated Care Program Manager serves as program manager and front-line supervisor for VA NCHCS PCMHI and BMED Services, and provides clinical oversight for HBPC psychologists. The Program Manager is responsible for organizing, directing, supervising, and administering all aspects of the Integrated Care programs at VA NCHCS. The incumbent exercises broad responsibility for this program and exercises very wide latitude and independent judgment in decisions in establishing program direction and goals for the program at VA NCHCS given the large, dispersed MH operations over a vast area of northern California. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in health psychology. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Establishes, documents, and implements of short and long-range program goals. Ensures efficient operation of the program, involving both day-to-day operations and long-term planning and growth. The incumbent develops and implements policies and procedures pertinent to all aspects of the program's operation and treatment services to ensure goal attainment and effective and efficient resource utilization and service delivery. Interpreting policies, directives, guidelines and information letters from VA Central Office, VISN, and local leadership in order to ensure program compliance. Developing all documentation and reporting standards for the patient clinical records, demonstrating compliance with Joint Commission, VA Directives, and VANCHCS requirements by all staff. Organizing, directing, supervising, and administering all aspects of the Integrated Care program at VA NCHCS. The incumbent exercises broad responsibility in the allocation and distribution of resources within NCHCS to ensure that we remain in compliance with OMHO directives and deliver efficient and effective services. The incumbent is responsible for proper planning to assure staff, office space, funds/contracts and equipment are available to efficiently provide clinical services. The incumbent monitors expenditures, submissions and verifications of reports, develops staffing plans, and requests resources and FTEE. Provides public relations and community outreach/education regarding VA care to various social agencies, medical, mental health, legal, housing, and welfare organizations, Manages and controls all data from multiple national and local information systems related to psychology and integrated care and monitors outcomes of Veterans using related services using data-driven quality assurance processes Serves as an active team member of the PCMHI clinical team or BMED Team at the assigned duty station. Provides specialized psychological services at all levels of complexity for patients, with service delivery to include intake evaluation, diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy and patient education. Assesses and diagnoses mental disorders and conducts specialized psychological and/or cognitive function assessments and neuropsychological screenings. Provides clinical supervision to psychology trainees, psychology technicians and unlicensed psychologists. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM\nTelework: Telework, if approved, would be on a partial basis, but this is not a virtual or remote position.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified applicants.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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