Psychologist - Suicide Prevention Program Manager

Department Of Veterans Affairs Columbia , SC 29209

Posted 2 days ago

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The Program Manager SPC is the subject matter expert and point of contact for all suicide related matters. The incumbent is responsible for program development, implementation, follow through and ongoing review of the entire Suicide Prevention Program for Dorn VAMC and the surrounding CBOC's.

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Responsibilities

  • Diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.

  • Provides individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions.

  • Consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 8:00 am

  • 4:30 pm (subject to change based on agency needs).

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Education Debt Reduction Program: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
14

  • Job family (Series)
    0180 Psychology

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

United States Citizenship

  • Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

  • Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English.

Education Requirement

  • You must 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. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR, have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully completed a re-specialization program meeting both of the following conditions: a) the respecialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and b) the specialty in which you were retrained is consistent with the assignment you are am applying for; OR, have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature.

Internship Requirement

  • You must 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). NOTE: 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: Candidates must 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.

Experience: In additional to meeting the basic requirements as stated above, you must have the following:

GS-14 Level: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, At least three years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 grade level.
1.Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines.
2.Knowledge of and ability to utilize evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines appropriately and ability to guide staff in using these tools.
3.Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
4.Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives.
5.Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations.
6.Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards.
7.Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program.

*Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed.

Preferred Experience: Candidate should have at least two years of experience as a suicide prevention coordinator or Case Manager

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:
Light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying, under 15 pounds; reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1 hour); standing (1 hour); visual requirement - good; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


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