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 This position serves as a Mental Health Section Chief, for the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP).The incumbent has broad managerial, supervisory, and program management responsibility for the oversight and coordination of Psychiatrists, Physicians (non-psychiatrist), BHIP Manager/Supervisors, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Addiction Therapists, and Peer Support Specialists assigned to deliver specialized professional services that significantly impact health care provided to veterans. Program 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. The Section Chief ensures that psychologists provide the highest quality of mental health care to veterans utilizing evidence-based practices and clinical guidelines. The incumbent is responsible for Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE) reviews for all psychologists assigned to the incumbent's areas of responsibility (i.e., section). Manages and directs the work of Mental Health Service; sharing information and educating others to better understand and utilize the mental health services provided; resolving differences of opinion among managers, or other supervisors; and providing instruction and guidance to the section's employees to ensure smooth administration and operation. Preferred Experience: ABPN Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrist. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 599582100
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