The Psychologist Program Manager oversees suicide prevention. Suicide Prevention Services include, but are not limited to: Veteran Crisis Line Calls consults, REACH VET program, suicide prevention activities between KCVA and the regional Vet Center, Suicide Behavior and Overdose Reports, and various Suicide Prevention committees. The Program Coordinator facilitates access to care as a primary strategic priority and facilitates patient-centered, recovery-focused care for this clinical population. The Psychology Program Manager has a major role in implementing facility programs focusing on Suicide Prevention. Major duties include, but are not limited to: The Psychologist Program Manager directs the operations, including allocation of resources of personnel, space and equipment for the Suicide Prevention program at KCVA. The Psychologist Program Manager supports the agency's EEO/Affirmative Action Programs, is knowledgeable in this area and assures that the Suicide Prevention program carries out the full intent of the program. The Psychologist Program Manager also supports and assists in instructing and training staff in safe working practices, occupation health, emergency preparedness and fire protection programs by application of approved standards, regulations, practices and methods. The Psychologist Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Suicide Prevention program is compliant with all regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to the population served and monitors medical center performance related to population served. The Psychologist Program Manager develops and maintains treatment and documentation standards that meet the expectations and requirements of Joint Commission accreditation. The Psychologist Program Manager performs additional and special assignments that are related to program goals, and the needs of the Suicide Prevention program and clients. The Psychologist Program Manager independently identifies high-risk patients and provides crisis intervention services. Psychologist Program Manager completes suicide risk screens and documents assessments as required by policy. The Psychologist Program Manager completes comprehensive assessments and collaborative safety plans when clinically indicated and provides follow-up appointments for all Veterans upon initiation of the "High Risk for Potential Suicide List" in compliance with VA policy. Psychologist Program Manager provides follow up with Veterans who fail to attend appointments, per local procedures, and consults with Suicide Prevention Coordinators or member of various suicide risk identification or action committee or direct supervisor as needed to ensure the safety and welfare of all Veterans. The Psychologist Program Manager provides wellness/prevention education and facility patient and family support groups as appropriate. The Psychologist Program Manager develops local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive. Psychologist Program Manager organizes, sets priorities, meets multiple deadlines, and evaluates the Suicide Prevention program. The Psychologist Program Manager collaborates with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care. The Psychologist Program Manager provides the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and assistance with selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. The Psychologist Program Manager oversees fiscal matters (as assigned by the Mental Health Division) of the functions supervised, forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget. The Psychologist Program Manager as assigned serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. They actively participate in local, state, and national professional organizations. They represent the Medical Center or Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees. The Psychologist Program Manager in responsible for KCVA Suicide Prevention Month activities. The incumbent is responsible for completion of all program evaluations and documentations required by the Medical Center, VISN 15, and VACO. The incumbent is responsible for assuring compliance with accrediting/regulatory bodies. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, with weekend/evenings as needed for duties Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychology Program Manager - Suicide Prevention/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.