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11 days old
2018-08-102018-09-20
Locations
Austin, TX; Waco, TX
Summary
Duties
This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Austin Location: The incumbent serves as the Assistant Chief/Site Manager, MH&BM at the Austin site and has broad program management responsibilities which include the operation of key clinical programs at the Austin site. The incumbent is responsible for program development /evaluation at the Austin outpatient clinic for a wide-variety of outpatient clinics, including Mental Health (MHC), Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), PTSD outpatient (PCT), Psychosocial Resource Recovery Center (PRRC), Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), and Primary Care-Mental Health Integrated (PC-MHI). S/he also oversees the mental health services provided at two CBOCS (La Grange and Cedar Park). S/he will develop and implement programs, policies and procedures, and monitor outcomes/performance measures that apply to the following outpatient programs: mental health clinic, primary care-mental health integration, and vocational rehabilitation.

Serves as the first-line supervisor for three GS-14 Psychology Program Managers and supervisory psychiatrist., and second line supervisor to over 10 psychiatrists, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. The incumbent serves as the second line supervisor for over 60 staff.
The incumbent approves leave requests and certifies cards. Provides leadership, guidance and consultation for the staff.

Waco Location: The incumbent serves as the Assistant Chief/Site Manager, MH&BM at the Waco site and has broad program management responsibilities which include the operation of key clinical programs at the Waco site. The incumbent is responsible for program development /evaluation at the Waco facility for a wide-variety of residential, inpatient psychiatry, and outpatient services. S/he will develop and implement programs, policies and procedures, and monitor outcomes/performance measures that apply to the following outpatient programs: mental health clinic, primary care-mental health integration, and vocational rehabilitation.

Serves as the first-line supervisor for all MH&BM staff assigned to a number of specific programs. Serves as the first line supervisor of two GS-14 Psychology Program Managers and a Supervisory Psychiatrist. Serves as the second line supervisor for psychiatry services, including General NPs, psychiatrists, FNPs, and PAs as well as for all other psychology employees. The incumbent approves leave requests and certifies cards. Provides leadership, guidance and consultation for the staff.

Austin / Waco Locations: Collaborates with MH&BM management in the strategic planning for the service both on an annual and long-range basis. This includes participating in developing the MH&BM Scope of Service, Service Strategies & Initiatives, Educational Plan, and the annual Strategic Performance Review (SPR) with management. Provides technical advice and assistance regarding all the above program areas in support of management and mission accomplishment. Ensures that Psychologists in the facility meet the requirements of the Psychologist Qualification Standards.

Oversees and participates as needed in the selection of candidates for assigned vacancies. Communicates with assigned staff to disseminate policies, provide CTVHCS updates, discuss performance, and obtain feedback. Prepares appropriate documentation, as necessary. Attends and participates in CTVHCS committees, boards and task forces as designated as well as committees within the VISN and/or community. Establishes and maintains good relations with various groups, organizations, other VA's, volunteer organizations, accrediting agencies, news media, and the community at large. Ensures that the areas under their responsibility are in compliance with accreditation requirements for VA, Joint Commission, CARF and other required regulatory guidelines. Incumbent reports to the ACOS, MH&BM.

Provides a full range of psychological services, group, individual psychotherapy, and assessment services using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Provides clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training. Integrates and delivers cost effective, high quality patient care for their assigned clinical programs and administrative functions. Demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to appropriately utilize, evidenced based practices and clinical practice guidelines and demonstrates the ability to guide staff in using these tools. Provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to employees, as necessary.

The incumbent however largely operates on a day to day basis in an independent manner with full responsibility to keep the chiefs apprised of activities and any issues in need of close collaboration.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Extended hours and/or Saturday tours as needed.

IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$83,351
$120,828
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/13/2018

Application Close Date
9/12/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • Basic Requirements:
      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State- accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:
      1. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
      2. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
      3. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
      • Must maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. (The certification must be in the specialty [Psychiatry/Mental Health] to which the individual is being appointed or selected.)
      • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
      • Must pass pre-employment physical
      Grade Determinations:
      The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
      Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.

      Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      Preferred Experience:

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/12/2018~ to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0610-Nurse
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 2
      Job Position: CBAW-10225858-18-Fhe-440

      This is a non-bargaining unit position.

      Austin Location: The incumbent serves as the Assistant Chief/Site Manager, MH&BM at the Austin site and has broad program management responsibilities which include the operation of key clinical programs at the Austin site. The incumbent is responsible for program development /evaluation at the Austin outpatient clinic for a wide-variety of outpatient clinics, including Mental Health (MHC), Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), PTSD outpatient (PCT), Psychosocial Resource Recovery Center (PRRC), Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), and Primary Care-Mental Health Integrated (PC-MHI). S/he also oversees the mental health services provided at two CBOCS (La Grange and Cedar Park). S/he will develop and implement programs, policies and procedures, and monitor outcomes/performance measures that apply to the following outpatient programs: mental health clinic, primary care-mental health integration, and vocational rehabilitation.

      Serves as the first-line supervisor for three GS-14 Psychology Program Managers and supervisory psychiatrist., and second line supervisor to over 10 psychiatrists, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. The incumbent serves as the second line supervisor for over 60 staff.
      The incumbent approves leave requests and certifies cards. Provides leadership, guidance and consultation for the staff.

      Waco Location: The incumbent serves as the Assistant Chief/Site Manager, MH&BM at the Waco site and has broad program management responsibilities which include the operation of key clinical programs at the Waco site. The incumbent is responsible for program development /evaluation at the Waco facility for a wide-variety of residential, inpatient psychiatry, and outpatient services. S/he will develop and implement programs, policies and procedures, and monitor outcomes/performance measures that apply to the following outpatient programs: mental health clinic, primary care-mental health integration, and vocational rehabilitation.

      Serves as the first-line supervisor for all MH&BM staff assigned to a number of specific programs. Serves as the first line supervisor of two GS-14 Psychology Program Managers and a Supervisory Psychiatrist. Serves as the second line supervisor for psychiatry services, including General NPs, psychiatrists, FNPs, and PAs as well as for all other psychology employees. The incumbent approves leave requests and certifies cards. Provides leadership, guidance and consultation for the staff.

      Austin / Waco Locations: Collaborates with MH&BM management in the strategic planning for the service both on an annual and long-range basis. This includes participating in developing the MH&BM Scope of Service, Service Strategies & Initiatives, Educational Plan, and the annual Strategic Performance Review (SPR) with management. Provides technical advice and assistance regarding all the above program areas in support of management and mission accomplishment. Ensures that Psychologists in the facility meet the requirements of the Psychologist Qualification Standards.

      Oversees and participates as needed in the selection of candidates for assigned vacancies. Communicates with assigned staff to disseminate policies, provide CTVHCS updates, discuss performance, and obtain feedback. Prepares appropriate documentation, as necessary. Attends and participates in CTVHCS committees, boards and task forces as designated as well as committees within the VISN and/or community. Establishes and maintains good relations with various groups, organizations, other VA's, volunteer organizations, accrediting agencies, news media, and the community at large. Ensures that the areas under their responsibility are in compliance with accreditation requirements for VA, Joint Commission, CARF and other required regulatory guidelines. Incumbent reports to the ACOS, MH&BM.

      Provides a full range of psychological services, group, individual psychotherapy, and assessment services using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Provides clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training. Integrates and delivers cost effective, high quality patient care for their assigned clinical programs and administrative functions. Demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to appropriately utilize, evidenced based practices and clinical practice guidelines and demonstrates the ability to guide staff in using these tools. Provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to employees, as necessary.

      The incumbent however largely operates on a day to day basis in an independent manner with full responsibility to keep the chiefs apprised of activities and any issues in need of close collaboration.

      Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Extended hours and/or Saturday tours as needed.

      IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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