A Recruitment Incentive is authorized for a highly qualified candidate. 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. English Language Proficiency Requirement - Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. Education Requirement - You must have a 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR, have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully completed a re-specialization program meeting both of the following conditions: a) the re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and b) the specialty in which you were retrained is consistent with the assignment you are am applying for; OR, have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. Internship Requirement - You must 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, 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, 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, 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). NOTE: 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: Candidates must 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. Exception: Non-licensed applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment as a "graduate psychologist" at the GS-11 or GS-12 grade under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 (c)(2)(B) for a period not to exceed two years from the date of employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is licensed. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. (COPY OF LICENSE REQUIRED) In addition to the basic requirements listed above, you must also meet the following grade specific requirements: GS-14 Experience: At least 3 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 level. AND In addition to the experience above, you must also demonstrate 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. **Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Patient care that includes such physical demands as light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), hearing (aid permitted), hearing conversational speech. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others at times, working alone at times. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. ["The Psychologist- Supervisory Program Manager serves as a full-time staff psychologist within the Mental Health Service at the VA Illiana Health Care System. Duties are primarily a combination of clinical and administrative responsibilities. This psychologist provides oversight and administration of Mental Health Specialty Programs including the PTSD Clinical Team and Substance Use Disorder Program. This position will provide direct clinical and administrative supervision to psychologists and psychology staff in these programs, as well as psychologists assigned to the Inpatient Mental Health Unit, RRTP, Geriatrics and Extended Care, and Home Based Primary Care. Major Duties: Responsible for the coordination and management of the PTSD Clinical Team and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program. Responsible for all areas of performance, both in terms of meeting VHA national and local performance targets and also in maintaining compliance with all applicable administrative and clinical policies, regulations, standards, and guidelines. Including but are not limited to: national and local statutes, Joint Commission accreditation standards, CARF accreditation standards, and VHA program requirements Ensures PTSD and SUD Programs meet the data monitoring and program reporting requirements of the various oversight bodies. Responsible to plan for, advocate for, manage, and monitor all resources allocated to the programs. This includes staffing, space, GSA vehicles, equipment, and funds allocated for the programs' use. Drives ongoing process improvement within the assigned programs, with responsibility to continuously enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of specialty service offerings. Incumbent works to assure continuity across the full continuum of services. Responsible to quickly implement new programming and compliance initiatives sent from VA Central Office. Coordinates and manages the work of 17.0 Psychologists and Psychology Staff assigned to Specialty Programs. Plans, assigns and/or coordinates work of subordinates, based on organizational priorities and employee capabilities. Guides, directs, and evaluates their work. Serves clinically as a psychologist or neuropsychologist as assigned by Chief of Mental Health. Provides a full range of psychosocial-diagnostic services including assessments and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to evidence based and recovery oriented individual, couples/family, and group psychotherapy in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings of care. Provides clinical care coordination and case management of patients as appropriate. Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm\nTelework: May be authorized on an occasional basis with supervisor approval.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000\nRecruitment Incentive: Authorized for a highly qualified candidate\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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