The incumbent functions as the Network Mental Health and Homeless Programs Manager for VISN 15 and provides network level oversight and direction for all of these programs. The incumbent reports to the Chief Medical Officer and has overall responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and continuously improving the operations of VISN 15 Mental Health and Homeless programs.
*Responsible for coordinating the VISN 15 Mental Health programs to ensure efficient operation through cost-effective systems, productivity, efficiency, and new program and procedures.
*Develops and expands VISN 15 Mental Health capabilities, responsiveness, and access within the Network, facilities and the community.
*Coordinates efforts to meet/exceed performance standards in Mental Health and Homeless programs for VISN 15.
*Chairs the VISN 15 Behavioral Health Committee and provides direction through strategic planning, program implementation, customer focus, and team-based management. Leads conference calls and face-to-face meetings of the VISN 15 Behavioral Health Committee and is responsive to their concerns on an ongoing basis.
*Presents recommendations to VISN Leadership regarding Mental Health; participates actively in the Network's leadership through the Executive Leadership Council (ELC); attends ELC meetings as requested by Network Director or Chief Medical Officer.
*Monitors and makes recommendations to the Network Director and Chief Medical Officer based on resource utilization, gap analyses, and past productivity.Provides feedback and recommendations to VISN Leadership that reflect current standards and expectations provided by VACO. The incumbent monitors compliance with all VHA guidance, VISN Policy, and relevant requirements. Develops, implements, and leads team management groups to effectively accomplish goals, focus on customer needs, assure and maintain quality, and accomplish mission and vision.
*Develops strong, proactive working relationships with the VHA Office of Mental Health Services, Office of Mental Health Operations, and the Homeless Veterans Program.
*Leads in the development of network-wide guidance for program standardization of data capture and service delivery for Homeless Programs. The incumbent is responsible for developing mechanism for monitoring compliance with associated performance measures as well as developing a system for standardized outcome assessment across programs.
*Facilitates the development of new working partnerships and the continuance of existing relationships with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, Veteran Service Organizations and nonprofit Homeless providers.
*Ensures maximum utilization of all areas of Behavioral Health (including but not limited to: Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Homeless and RRTP) in the Network.
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Functional Statement Title/#: Psychiatry (Behavioral Health Program Manager)
* Citizenship of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
* Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
* Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Certification: Completion of an ACGME accredited and approved residency in Psychiatry.
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.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Sedentary position which requires occasional light lifting and carrying. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others andworking alone.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
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