Assistant Chief/Site Manager (NP)

Location
Austin, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 19, 2018
Closes
Aug 18, 2018
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Austin Location: The incumbent serves as the Assistant Chief/Site Manager, MH&BM at the Austin site and has broad program management responsibilities which include the operation of key clinical programs at the Austin site. The incumbent is responsible for program development /evaluation at the Austin outpatient clinic for a wide-variety of outpatient clinics, including Mental Health (MHC), Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), PTSD outpatient (PCT), Psychosocial Resource Recovery Center (PRRC), Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), and Primary Care-Mental Health Integrated (PC-MHI). S/he also oversees the mental health services provided at two CBOCS (La Grange and Cedar Park). S/he will develop and implement programs, policies and procedures, and monitor outcomes/performance measures that apply to the following outpatient programs: mental health clinic, primary care-mental health integration, and vocational rehabilitation.

Serves as the first-line supervisor for three GS-14 Psychology Program Managers and supervisory psychiatrist., and second line supervisor to over 10 psychiatrists, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. The incumbent serves as the second line supervisor for over 60 staff.
The incumbent approves leave requests and certifies cards. Provides leadership, guidance and consultation for the staff.

Waco Location: The incumbent serves as the Assistant Chief/Site Manager, MH&BM at the Waco site and has broad program management responsibilities which include the operation of key clinical programs at the Waco site. The incumbent is responsible for program development /evaluation at the Waco facility for a wide-variety of residential, inpatient psychiatry, and outpatient services. S/he will develop and implement programs, policies and procedures, and monitor outcomes/performance measures that apply to the following outpatient programs: mental health clinic, primary care-mental health integration, and vocational rehabilitation.

Serves as the first-line supervisor for all MH&BM staff assigned to a number of specific programs. Serves as the first line supervisor of two GS-14 Psychology Program Managers and a Supervisory Psychiatrist. Serves as the second line supervisor for psychiatry services, including General NPs, psychiatrists, FNPs, and PAs as well as for all other psychology employees. The incumbent approves leave requests and certifies cards. Provides leadership, guidance and consultation for the staff.

Austin / Waco Locations: Collaborates with MH&BM management in the strategic planning for the service both on an annual and long-range basis. This includes participating in developing the MH&BM Scope of Service, Service Strategies & Initiatives, Educational Plan, and the annual Strategic Performance Review (SPR) with management. Provides technical advice and assistance regarding all the above program areas in support of management and mission accomplishment. Ensures that Psychologists in the facility meet the requirements of the Psychologist Qualification Standards.

Oversees and participates as needed in the selection of candidates for assigned vacancies. Communicates with assigned staff to disseminate policies, provide CTVHCS updates, discuss performance, and obtain feedback. Prepares appropriate documentation, as necessary. Attends and participates in CTVHCS committees, boards and task forces as designated as well as committees within the VISN and/or community. Establishes and maintains good relations with various groups, organizations, other VA's, volunteer organizations, accrediting agencies, news media, and the community at large. Ensures that the areas under their responsibility are in compliance with accreditation requirements for VA, Joint Commission, CARF and other required regulatory guidelines. Incumbent reports to the ACOS, MH&BM.

Provides a full range of psychological services, group, individual psychotherapy, and assessment services using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Provides clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training. Integrates and delivers cost effective, high quality patient care for their assigned clinical programs and administrative functions. Demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to appropriately utilize, evidenced based practices and clinical practice guidelines and demonstrates the ability to guide staff in using these tools. Provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to employees, as necessary.

The incumbent however largely operates on a day to day basis in an independent manner with full responsibility to keep the chiefs apprised of activities and any issues in need of close collaboration.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Extended hours and/or Saturday tours as needed.

IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.Basic Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State- accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:

  • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
    • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
    • Must maintain full and current certification as a nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body. (The certification must be in the specialty [Psychiatry/Mental Health] to which the individual is being appointed or selected.)
    • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
    • Must pass pre-employment physical

    Grade Determinations:
    The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
    Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.

    Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

    The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

    Preferred Experience:

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.None

    All applicants are required to submit the following:

    *Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job that you list:Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time, part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week).

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
    *Cover Letter
    *DD-214
    *OF-306
    *Other Veterans Document
    *SF-15
    *SF-50
    *Transcript

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