Psychologist (Program Director, Addiction Treatment and Residential PTSD)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: North Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 616764600
Serves as Program Director for the Addiction Treatment Program and the Residential Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Programs at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. The incumbent has full supervisory responsibility for the residential and outpatient addiction treatment program and the residential PTSD program and for the functioning and performance of said programs. The incumbent is considered to be an expert on PTSD and addiction treatment in the FHCC setting. As the Program Director, the psychologist has authority over, and is fully accountable for all aspects of clinical care and administrative, fiscal and personnel management related to the provision of specialty services to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members seeking care within the PTSD and Addiction Treatment Programs. Provides direct supervision to the professional staff and the Supervisory Program Specialists of the Programs, is responsible for assigning work and performance goals and is primarily responsible for the completion of their performance evaluations in conjunction with their discipline specific leader. Responsible for program policy development and implementation related to all phases of care in coordination with various clinical, allied health and administrative functions within the ATP and Residential PTSD Program. Ensures Program compliance with policies and procedures of the Mental Health Directorate, the Mental Health Special Emphasis Department, the Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense, Federal rules and regulations, and with regulating, oversight and accrediting bodies such as NEPEC, JCAHO, SOARS, OIG and CARF. Organizes and facilitates clinical and administrative Program treatment team meetings; communicates with the Department Head of the Mental Health Special Emphasis Programs, the Clinical Associate Director of Mental Health or designee, and FHCC Leadership regarding issues relevant to the ATP and Residential PTSD Programs; and is responsible for responding to Congressional and Veteran's group inquiries. Responsible for maintaining high standards through the review and judicious application of evidence-based practices, practice guidelines, and best practices methodology and the outcome of all direct patient care programming and support activities. Develops and monitors quality management and performance improvement practices, program goals and objectives and periodically evaluates and, when appropriate; modifies such goals and objectives, especially in accord with a changing VHA, DOD and FHCC environment. Directly responsible for developing, monitoring and modifying plans to promote optimal VHA, DOD, and FHCC Performance Measure outcomes and communicating results to the Department Head, Mental Health Special Emphasis Programs and the Mental Health Clinical Associate Director or designee in preparation for yearly Product Line presentations with FHCC Leadership. Consults with and apprises the Clinical Associate Director, Mental Health, the Department Head, Mental Health Special Emphasis Programs, and the Mental Health Leadership Group in the development of plans for the ongoing provision of services provided in the ATP and PTSD Programs and as may be appropriate throughout the FHCC. Actively participates, as needed, in the provision of clinical care services within the incumbent's credentials and privileges. Provides intervention and counseling to individual patients as needed in the course of resolving administrative and clinical matters within the Programs. In consultation with other involved discipline specific Leaders, resolves work related interdisciplinary treatment concerns and problems of a complex clinical nature. Work Schedule: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist (Program Director, Addiction Treatment and Residential PTSD)/PD00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.