Psychologist Program Manager (Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico,
Internal Number: 743287700
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. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship Education Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. OR Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the re-specialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: The re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and, the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. Internship Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR New VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern; OR VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement; OR Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. (NOTE: Once board certified, the employee is required to maintain board certification.) OR Applicants who have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature may fulfill this internship requirement by having the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience in a site specifically acceptable to the candidate's doctoral program. If the internship experience is not noted on the applicant's official transcript, the applicant must provide a statement from the doctoral program verifying that the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience was completed in a site acceptable to the doctoral program. Licensure: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Exception: Non-licensed applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment as a "graduate psychologist" at the GS-11 or GS-12 grade under the authority of 38 U.S.C. ? 7405 [(c)(2)(B)] for a period not to exceed two years from the date of employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is licensed. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. English Language Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: In addition to meeting the basic requirements stated above, the following qualifications criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates. Psychologist Program Manager, GS-14 Experience: At least three (3) years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one (1) year equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. While we no longer require essay-style responses to our Knowledge's Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs), you must be able to demonstrate that you possess the (below) competencies which are necessary to perform the work of the position. Please ensure your resume/CV/application contains sufficient information to support the level of experience/education/training. These are the KSA's for this subject position: Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines. Knowledge of and ability to utilize evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines appropriately and ability to guide staff in using these tools. Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives. Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations. Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program. Selective Placement Factor (SPF): This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume. The SPF for this position is: In addition to the English Language Proficiency, you must also be proficient in basic written and spoken Spanish in order to perform the duties of this position. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005/103 Part II Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Physical demands are generally minor, and the work is primarily sedentary in nature and usually occurs within climate controlled clinical and administrative settings. There may be occasional light lifting/carrying (15 pounds or less) requirements to relocate boxed materials from one area to another, equipment and room set-up, and ambulation related to physical inspections of facilities. The incumbent will be expected to successfully negotiate various functional requirements (i.e., lifting, ambulating, reaching above their shoulder(s), the use of hands or fingers, sitting, standing, repeated bending, using stairs or elevators, functional vision, clear speech, hearing, and emotional stability) and environmental factors (i.e., working independently and at times closely with others, moving about the campus for appointments and/or meetings) for the position, with or without adaptive devices, technology, or reasonable accommodations that are more thoroughly evaluated in the current version of Certificate of Medical Examination, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Optional Form 178 (OF178). Use of fingers may be required to operate computers. ["The incumbent serves as the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP) Program Manager VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS). The DRRTP is a multidisciplinary residential program within the Behavioral Health Sciences (BHS) Service that provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation and recovery services for veterans based on the psychiatric rehabilitation recovery model. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Program Manager has oversight and administrative authority over all programming within the DRRTP, and participates in program development, implementation, and evaluation. Maintains primary responsibility for the implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). The incumbent will supervise or delegate the supervision of all MH&BHS employees, regardless of discipline. The incumbent is responsible for reporting required data to VHA and other monitoring entities such as NEPEC. The incumbent directs the clinical work of professional staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, peer support specialists, and trainees. The Incumbent has responsibility for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, treatment services, and admission criteria of the program. The incumbent has responsibility for coordinating budget, program development, and program oversight. The incumbent has broad responsibility for program accreditation and compliance for the VACHS system. The incumbent has the ability to effectively supervise and manage subordinate employees; assess qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees; develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided and each venue; and provide fair, principled, and decisive leadership for a work environment that promotes shared accountability. The incumbent performs program analysis, development, review, research, and design. The incumbent serves on Medical Center or healthcare system, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. The incumbent represent the Medical Center at professional community group/events and committees, in conferences/meetings with higher ranking managers, supervisors, and staff from other disciplines or work units, and/or with representatives of local public interest groups, congressional district offices and employees of State and local governments. The incumbent actively participates in state and national professional organizations. The incumbent provide a full range of psychological services, including case management and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. The incumbent has direct responsibility for all aspects of social services in the program, including those conducted by trainees and staff. The incumbent may be responsible for a tour of duty that includes early morning, evenings and/or weekends and participation in the On-Call rotation schedule to accommodate patient care needs during weekends, holidays, evenings and nights. The incumbent collaborates actively San Juan VA Social Work Internship Program. The incumbent may hold faculty appointment at non-affiliated or affiliated university. The incumbent involvement in teaching and/or training of other mental health disciplines trainees. The incumbent assists in preparation of RFPs and grant proposals, as assigned. The DRRTP Program Manager will ensure VACHS Domiciliary is in full compliance with all VHA directives and other regulations. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Psychology Program Manager, GS-14 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized-As determined by Facility/Agency EDRP Authorized: Contact V8_EDRP_SanJuan@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure: Not Required"]
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