The Women's Health Specialist (WHS) for Minority Veterans and Special Populations serves as an expert in the areas of program analysis, evaluation and assessment in the area of minority Veterans with a focus on women's health and special populations. For conducting assessments for Memphis VA and affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), relating to the needs of minority female Veterans including evaluation and fulfilling those needs in the delivery of health care. Responsible for the collection and maintenance of statistical data, program planning, evaluation, and modification. Supports the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) and Women's Health Medical Director (WHMD) with VHA women's health initiatives with the guidance of the Memphis VAMC Women Veterans Health Advisory Board, Deputy Field Directors, and the VISN Lead WVPM. Oversee and manage the day-to-day activities that relate to programs affecting all female Veteran minority groups (i.e., African American, Asian American, Hispanic/ Latino American, and Native Americans to include American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians). Serve as the recognized authority in the analysis, development, prioritization, oversight and evaluation of the Minority Veteran and Special Populations Program at the Memphis VAMC. Provide expert advice and guidance to the MCD, Executive Leadership and the Women's Veteran Program Manager on program development and evaluation matters. Plan, research and analyze complex analytical tasks that have long-term consequences. Develop highly technical analyses, policy papers and decisions memoranda for use by medical center's senior administrative officials and WVPM that are consistent with the MVP's mission, goals and objectives. Provide a broad-range of advice and consultation of a variety of cross-cutting programs and analytic-related activities to monitor and evaluate the success of the MVP's initiatives. Prepare a variety of written materials that are both descriptive and analytical in nature and that relate to the planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned areas of analysis for use by the MCD and the WVPM. Travel to various locations to participate in site visits; meet regularly with liaisons in VA facilities such as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) to ensure compliance with VA policies and that VA benefits are administered and extended to all veterans who are entitled to VA services. Through meetings and discussions with representatives from minority veterans' service organizations, the incumbent solicits the views of the minority veteran community on the VA's efforts to administer veteran's benefits compassionately and equitably. Serve as the program specialist for Women's Program for the Memphis VA Medical Center with responsibility for performing day-to-day program specialist activities. In this capacity, the incumbent leads, coaches and provides authoritative guidance and oversight of the Women's Program Minority Veteran Program. Conduct extensive trend analyses on approximately on minority veteran population and quarterly based reports. Identify actual or potential problem areas, trends, significant program accomplishments, and areas of imbalances. Compile and edit pertinent report data and statistical information relative to the program. Serve as the expert point of contact for Women's Program minority veterans' information, data, White Papers and reports. Provide information on key program-related questions, and respond to customer's formal and informal inquiries. Independently initiate, prepare, develop and review a variety of correspondence, directives, issuances, reports, memoranda, briefings, policy statements and other written communications, guidelines and recommendations that relate to the center's program. Serve as liaison and interact with a wide-range of VA personnel, Congressional Offices, other federal agencies, and Veteran service organizations. Develop and maintain ongoing communications with minority groups, veterans' organizations, community-based organizations, Congressional staff, and other external parties interested in minority veterans' matters Responsible to the Chief of Primary Care and matrixed to the Women Veterans Program Manager. General program goals and objectives are provided. Responsible for planning and carrying out the assignment independently, resolving most of the conflicts that arise, coordinating the work with others as necessary and interpreting policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Work Schedule: Monday Through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599040300
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.