Psychology Program Manager Geriatrics Job in RICHMOND, VA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $104,168.00 to $135,420.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/7/2017 Close Date 12/21/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    12/07/2017 to 12/21/2017

  • Salary

    $104,168 to $135,420 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



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    Administratively nested in the Mental Health Service at McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA, the full time permanent Supervisory Psychologist Program Manager — Geriatrics serves as the immediate supervisory psychologist for staff psychologists located in the Community Living Center (CLC) inclusive of the Nursing Home, Short-Stay Rehabilitation Unit, GEM Clinic, Palliative Care unit, Dementia Care Unit, Geri-PACT, and Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). Service management responsibilities include the development of short and long range goals and plans, development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure goal attainment, management of administrative and programmatic resources, and outcomes monitoring using data-driven quality assurance processes.

    Duties include but not limited to:

    ·         Coordinates all activities with the directors of the clinics or firms in which the staff psychologists function, and in collaboration with the Associate Chief and Chief of the Mental Health Service. Wide latitude and independent judgment are exercised in making decisions affecting staff and other resources. In addition to program management responsibilities, the incumbent provides immediate day-to-day supervision of clinical and professional activities of at least 10 staff psychologists. While there may be fluctuations in staffing levels over time, the minimum number of direct reports is 10 staff and this number is expected to increase given existing job announcements, facility support to hire additional psychology staff, and projected growth of the number of Veterans served in the Richmond, Virginia area.

    ·         Broad program management responsibilities for the psychological service delivery within multiple, linked programs across Geriatrics including the Community Living Center (CLC) inclusive of the Nursing Home, Short-Stay Rehabilitation Unit, GEM Clinic, Palliative Care unit, Dementia Care Unit, Geri-PACT, and Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). These program management responsibilities oversee programs that are designed to deliver specialized, complex, highly professional services that are important program components of the facility and that significantly impact the rehabilitative health care provided to Veterans. Operation and management of key programs supporting recovery-oriented services for Veterans.

    ·         Understanding mental health performance metrics as related to these programmatic areas and to ensure that high quality assessment and psychotherapeutic services are delivered.

    ·         Oversees clinical productivity expectations that are set by the Chief, Mental Health Service and ensures supervisees are meeting appropriate productivity expectations in accordance with national productivity guidelines.

    ·         Routinely assesses quality of written progress notes, reports, and interdisciplinary team interactions of supervisees.

    ·         Completes routine peer reviews and reports to the Peer Review Committee. The incumbent is expected to have a thorough understanding of the Mental Health Uniform Service Package for Mental Health and to be able to apply these guidelines to align psychological assessment and intervention services in accordance with existing resources.

    ·         Serve on departmental and facility committees, as appropriate. Departmental meetings include monthly Mental Health program coordinators, Mental Health Service (all staff), Psychology Section, and VISN Mental Health calls.

    ·         Attend weekly SAIL and Mental Health Management meetings.

    ·         Assist leadership in preparing for CARF, and Joint Commission for relevant programs.

    Functional Statement Title:  Psychology Program Manager, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, and Neuropsychology GS-180-14

    Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (subject to change based on program needs)

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status:  Exempt

    Supervisory Position:  Yes

    Bargaining Unit Position:  No

    Recruitment / Relocation Incentives are not authorized.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Open to U.S. Citizens and Current permanent Federal Employees.

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