Psychologist Program Manager (Whole Health Clinical Director)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saginaw, Michigan, Michigan
Internal Number: 759219200
The Whole Health Clinical Director will manage and plan how services are delivered and contribute to the process of strategic planning, influencing and responding to organizational priorities. This will involve responsibility for creating an annual Whole Health System Strategic Plan, identifying Whole Health System development priorities, and working with the Executive Leadership Team, Service Chiefs, and Associate Chief of Staff's. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3.g, this part.) Education. (1) 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 (2) Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a respecialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the respecialization 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. NOTE: The applicant must provide an official transcript and/or certificate documenting the completion of the re-specialization program, which includes completion of an APA or CPA internship. [Psychologists who have successfully completed a re-specialization program as described above and who were employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to the implementation of this standard are considered to have fully met the educational requirements of these qualification standards.] OR (3) Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. AND Internships (a) 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 (b) 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 (c) 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 (d) 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.) OR (e) 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. 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. Grade Determination: Psychologist, GS-14 (Service Chief) Experience. At least three years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meets multiple deadlines. Knowledge of and ability to utilize evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines appropriately and ability to guide staff in using these tools. Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives. Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations. Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/103 PART II APPENDIX G18 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. ["This is an open continuous announcement until March 19, 2024. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until March 19, 2024. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be November 20, 2023. Followed by additional cutoff dates biweekly. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The Whole Health Clinical Director (WHCD) will manage and plan how services are delivered and contribute to the process of strategic planning, influencing and responding to organizational priorities. This will involve responsibility for creating an annual Whole Health System Strategic Plan, identifying Whole Health System development priorities, and working with the Executive Leadership Team, Service Chiefs, Associate Chief of Staff's, and Whole Health Administrative Director and Whole Health Taskforce. Duties include, but are not limited to: - The Whole Health Clinical Director reports to the Chief of Staff designee. - Provides leadership role to the Whole Health System. - Establishes and maintains a continuous and systematic process of curriculum development, assessment, review, revision, evaluation, and implementation of the Whole Health program. - Coordinates with the multidisciplinary team to develop local Whole Health goals. Measures progress toward the goals and reports to the appropriate officials at a local, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and National level. - Completes all duties as assigned. Provides medical services to Veterans on an outpatient, inpatient as needed at Saginaw VA Medical Center and the nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) as it related to Whole Health Implementation. - Plan and direct the educational and clinical experience of any medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to the Whole Health System. - Is readily available to the Whole Health team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise. - Assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of the Whole Health System's performance improvement plan. Set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM Telework: Not Eligible Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 92011-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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