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 is an OPEN CONTINUOUS announcement until September 30, 2021. Qualified applicants will be considered & referred on a bi-weekly basis. This announcement will close when filled. The Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Psychology Program Manager directs the PCMHI program and New Patient Access Team (NPAT) in Behavioral Health Services. The Psychology Program Manager reports directly to the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health (Deputy ACOS-BH), and ultimately to the Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health (ACOS-BH). The NPAT is responsible for managing consults, community care referrals, and desk requests for all new patients as well as managing requests and assignments from established patients who no longer have an assigned provider. The PCMHI program and NPAT comprise 17 staff including 3 RNs, 5 Psychologists, 6 Clinical Social Workers, 1 Psychiatrist, 1 Program Support Specialist, and 1 MSA. The incumbent is responsible for the planning, establishing, and implementing of policies and procedures for the PCMHI Program and NPAT throughout the El Paso VA Health Care System (EPVAHCS) and surrounding Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs); supervising staff for assigned program(s); and developing individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating, and overseeing services in assigned program(s) for EPVAHCS. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Behavioral Health Service (BHS) Leadership and Primary Care Leadership to assure assigned staff adhere to all current directives of VHA, and meet current Joint Commission standards, state licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations. The incumbent will conduct ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing and accreditation bodies. The incumbent also provides direct clinical services for a portion of his/her time. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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