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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
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.
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
mental health performance metrics as related to these programmatic areas and to
ensure that high quality assessment and psychotherapeutic services are delivered.
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.
assesses quality of written progress notes, reports, and interdisciplinary team
interactions of supervisees.
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
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.
weekly SAIL and Mental Health Management meetings.
leadership in preparing for CARF, and Joint Commission for relevant programs.
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
Relocation Incentives are not authorized.