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 Major duties include but are not limited to: The incumbent is an expert on the physical, emotional, cognitive, functional, and psychosocial problems experienced by aging/geriatric Veterans. The incumbent has broad oversight for a national program of aging focused research studies, pilot implementations, and national disseminations that address the issues faced by older rural Veterans. The incumbent develops a strategic plan for the Aging Program portfolio with VRHRC-SLC Clinical and Operations Directors that aligns with VA and ORH strategic goals and which is relevant with other critical priorities affecting older rural Veterans. The incumbent identifies new researchers and clinical/operations staff at all levels of VHA across the US, to design and implement aging-focused research and clinical demonstrations to meet VRHRC-SLC Aging Program goals. They mentor these investigators to develop and refine project concepts to develop studies and innovations for future inclusion in the VRHRC-SLC Aging Program portfolio. The incumbent directly participates in overseeing investigators throughout the US with projects that are currently part of the VRHRC-SLC Aging Program. Responsibilities include working with investigators to track project status and metrics of success, holding and participating in regular mentoring meetings with investigators to review project status, consulting about barriers to project success and identifying solutions to problems, determining future steps and ensuring accountability for outcomes, reporting, and budget expenditures. The incumbent develops and maintains functional partnerships with other VA program offices (e.g., Geriatrics and Extended Care, Caregiver Support), federal departments (e.g., Health and Human Services), and national aging-focused organizations (e.g., National Council on Aging, National Caregiver Alliance) to support partnered efforts that improve access to care for older rural Veterans. The incumbent prepares official responses to inquiries about aging issues from Congress, other federal agencies, media, and others as directed by ORH and the VRHRC-SLC Clinical and Operations Directors. The incumbent is part of VRHRC-SLC Executive Leadership team and has participatory oversight for allocating staff and budget resources, strategic planning, Center operations, and fiscal management. Annually, VRHRC-SLC assembles a portfolio of projects from VHA investigators throughout the US. The incumbent provides consultation for non-Aging Program projects that are included in the annual portfolio. Oversight includes consulting with investigators about barriers to project success and identifying solutions and next steps. The incumbent participates in strategic planning and oversight of Promising Practice disseminations in the VRHRC-SLC portfolio in addition to the Aging Program. At the direction of ORH and VRHRC-SLC, the incumbent leads special analyses to address rural-focused queries, including writing appropriate reports and providing policy recommendations. Participates in process improvement with ORH and VRHRC-SLC staff to improve quality and impact of ORH initiatives. Provides feedback to ORH and VRHRC-SLC leadership about effectiveness of process improvement efforts to refine methods and policies. Attends ORH meetings and represents VRHRC-SLC when the Clinical and or Operations Directors are absent. The incumbent is knowledgeable about qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to implementation and dissemination (e.g., program evaluation, implementation science) to evaluate the impact of federal policy and programs or on rural veterans.- Develops educational materials for rural veterans, caregivers, communities, and VA staff.- The incumbent disseminates research findings through papers, reports, and other publications, including presenting at national conferences. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist Supervisor /Program Manager Clinical Resource Hub (CRH)/PD50386O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized EDRP: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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