The Psychology Program Managers promotes efficient mental health resource management and high-quality patient-centered, evidence-based mental healthcare to a diverse Veteran population. This Psychologist role has advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies them to provide leadership, advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. VA Careers - Mental Health Professionals: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOMintJXa3Y Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j Education. 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. 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 complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the 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 the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature .Internships.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. OR 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. 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. 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: Psychology Program Manager, GS-14 Experience. At least 3 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Knowledge of and ability to understand and communicate existing policies and regulations. Knowledge of and ability to utilize resource materials as well as ability to develop new materials when needed. Ability to relate to individuals at many different levels both within and external to the organization. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff. Ability to provide information about policy to various stakeholders or audiences in a useable and understandable manner. Ability to develop and recommend new or revised policies that are consistent with organizational goals and objectives. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. Physical Requirements: The position is primarily sedentary, with some bending, walking, and stooping required. This position requires the ability to read printed material and distinguish colors, such as reading computer screens and the ability to accurately perceive depth so as to move around workspace safely and to appropriately make contact with patients and staff. Preferred Experience: * ["VA Careers - Clinical Psychologist: www.youtube.com/watch?v=77qHlLw9Xck Recruiting 2 Psychology Program Managers The Outpatient Psychotherapy Psychology Program Manager supports outpatient psychotherapy services in Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's), Women's Mental Health Center (WMHC) and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program. The Gero-psychology and Neuro-psychology Program Manager supports psychology services within neuropsychology and programs catering primarily to older adult populations. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: Programmatic responsibility and oversight of the day-to-day clinical operations, administration, staffing, program mission, and personnel management. Responsibilities include setting productivity targets with staff, clinic grids and workload, and ensuring appropriate coverage for leave, in collaboration with the Chief of Psychology and others in Mental Health Leadership where appropriate. Participating in the Psychology Training Program: leads interdisciplinary education series and provides clinical supervision to predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees. Providing a range of psychological assessment services and diagnosing mental disorders, particularly for complex patients with psychiatric disorders. Providing education to patients, family members, and significant others. Providing comprehensive evidence-based psychotherapeutic (EBP) interventions. Establishing program monitors and outcome measurements within section using data-driven quality assurance processes. Leading and participating in process improvement projects. Serving on Mental Health, facility, VISN, and VACO committees as requested. Providing training to incoming staff members and department trainees, including formal presentations as part of internship, fellowship, and continuing education programs. Providing training and presentations to relevant community organizations as requested. Other duties as assigned. In addition, the Outpatient Psychotherapy Psychology Program Manager will function as a Program Manager for the BHIP, CBOCs and WMHC of Long Beach VA Healthcare System. This position requires familiarity with a recovery orientation to the care and treatment of substance abuse and mental illness, and knowledge of evidence-based psychotherapies, including comprehensive DBT. The incumbent provides direct administrative and professional supervision of staff psychologists in BHIP, CBOCs and WMHC, and functions as a full member of the DBT Team, delivering comprehensive DBT. Highly qualified candidates for the Gero-psychology and Neuropsychology Program Manager have focused training and experience in gero-psychology and neuropsychology. Statement on Diversity: As a Psychology Service, we are aware that we operate in a system and culture that was not built for a number of minority statuses. We are committed to proactively becoming more aware of the ways in which we may facilitate the continuance of policies and processes that oppress minority groups and the individuals who belong to them. We are seeking candidates who are actively engaged in anti-racist work as well as other efforts to shift systemic inequalities for oppressed groups, as we seek to further our collective efforts towards inclusion and equality for all people - Veterans and staff included. This is daily, effortful, and uncompromising work, and we are committed to it. Licensure. Applicants must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in California. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:am-4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Available for highly qualified candidate Telework: Available for highly qualified candidate Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Miriam.Ubiles@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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. www.vacareers.va.gov/Home/PdfViewer?issuu=psychology_-_total_reward_of_a_va_career_flyer_9-"]
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