This position serves as a Chief Well-Being Officer (CWO) at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS). The CWO is responsible for creating and maintaining a facility-wide culture of well-being and increased resiliency through incorporation of specific Whole Health practices and collaboration with key program offices, executive leadership, middle management, and employees to support self-care and practice redesign efforts. 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. 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/. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grade Determinations: Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-13 (1) Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidates 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. (2) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. (3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. 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 G39The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. ["Please NOTE: There are two (2) positions in Nashville or Murfreesboro, TN. These positions can be filled as a Social Worker, GS-185-13 or Psychologist, GS-180-14VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU The CWO Program Coordinator oversees the administrative and clinical aspects of a combination of programs, located at multiple divisions. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services provided, and admission criteria for the program. The program coordinator is responsible for the program's resource and fiscal management, monitoring control points developing the annual budget, operating within the budget, and accounting for appropriated funds. The incumbent is administratively responsible for the programming and operations of the program assigned, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for TVHS, VISN, and national use. Duties includes but not limited to: Provides leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs for assigned staff. Initiates and conducts program or service audits and completes designated clinical practice audits and reports, including productivity. Implements the Well-Being Program at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) Collaborates with all levels of staff within the facility including ELT, Employee Experience/Engagement, Whole Health, System Redesign, Occupational Health, unit supervisors, and others in assessing, developing, and maintaining staff employee well-being activities. Implements effective evidence-based individual-level interventions, group-level interventions, and system-level interventions. Implements system-level interventions on efficiency of practice, participatory management, and empowering healthcare professionals to develop their voice on culture. Regularly monitors and reports outcomes, including measures of engagement, professional fulfillment, health, and well-being, return on investment, value on investment, and tracks how they change with the introduction of interventions. Coordinates and works with mental health leaders to decrease stigma and improve access to and awareness of peer support and mental health services. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Tour: TBD Telework: ADHOC Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000/Social Worker Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Maybe Authorized for highly qualified candidate. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Maybe Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Required for this position."]
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