Psychologist (Service Chief/Associate Chief of Staff - Behavioral Health)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Internal Number: 612203900
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Recruitment/Relocation incentives and relocation expenses are authorized for highly qualified candidates! The Psychologist (Service Chief) serves as the Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health Services. The incumbent is responsible for clinical and administrative management of the service as well as the development of policies and procedures and monitoring of quality outcomes. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Broad and overall responsibility for the Behavioral Health Service to include full responsibility for clinical practice, program management, education, human resource management, and supervision for the service. Autonomously manages substantive parts of specialized, complex, professional services which significantly impact the care provided to Veterans. Provides leadership with objective, independent assessments and recommendations for policy, operational, and administrative issues and initiatives requiring decision. Monitor work performance to ensure that requirements are satisfied Interpret and process a wide variety of data related to program planning and specialized needs of the Veterans, the service, and the medical center Ensure policies or issues have been fully coordinated, vetted, and staffed Advise leadership on implications, key issues, and relationships to interest groups (both internal and external) and recommend courses of action Coordinate and negotiate resolutions to complex problems Ensure compliance with accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements and assure corrective action is initiated as needed Responsible for professional and administrative management of Behavioral Health budget execution Maintain interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals Prepare special reports and responses, Congressional responses, briefing papers, issue briefs, and decision papers for the medical center leadership, which may be highly sensitive, confidential, and of a complex nature Incumbent will provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic service including diagnostic assessment, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention Incumbent will provide therapeutic interventions which may include individual, group and family therapy. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: 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.