Psychologist (Special Medical Exams Department Head)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: North Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 615739500
The Clinical Psychologist Department Head will manage the Special Medical Examination program at CAPT James A. Lovell FHCC. The Special Medical Examinations Program consists of five distinct elements that must be managed for the program to be fully successful. These elements are Disability and Medical Assessment (Compensation and Pension [C&P]), Medical Opinions, Agent Orange Registry, FSAD-CORREIA, and the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. Major Functions: - Supervisory Responsibilities: As the liaison for the FHCC, the Special Medical Exams (SME) Clinical Psychologist Department Head demonstrates leadership in the SME Service and demonstrate the ability to work effectively between the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veteran's Benefits Administration (VBA), Board of Veteran's Appeals (BVA), Disability and Medical Assessment (DMA) and the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans Administration Central Office. Responsible for strategic planning for the Special Medical Examination program to ensure the provision of high quality evaluation services to meet the needs of the Veterans being served, and planning, and developing and implementing short- and long-term goals and objectives consistent with the program's strategic plan. Develops and implements programs, policies, and procedures to meet program goals that are consistent with local guidelines. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Assures that supervisees are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations. Supervises employees to accomplish the work of the organizational unit. -Clinical Elements: Provides full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders for veterans who have submitted claims to the regional office through the compensation and pension process. Functions independently as a member of the FHCC Medical Staff, with clinical privileges limited to assessment of psychological disorders. Independently conducts and reports on the individual psychological examination of routinely referred patients. Assumes complete professional responsibility for clinical assessment findings. May also be responsible for teaching Psychology Interns who may be rotating through SME for training. Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.