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Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC)-MH Clinic Program Manager-Incentive Authorized

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Topeka
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System (VAEKHCS) is seeking a Mental Health Clinic (MHC) Program Manager for management of daily business operation needs including consult management, access management (new patient vs existing patient vs urgent/crisis), transition of care across programs, fidelity to the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program-Collaborative Chronic Care Model (BHIP-CCM), and day-to-day resolution around clinic coverage. Responsibilities This position can be filled by a Psychologist - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager, Licensed Clinical Social Worker LSCSW/LCSW - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager, or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager. The following is a list of the open announcements for this position: Psychologist - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager - CBSS-11699835-23-TC Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager - CBSS-11699836-23-TC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager - CBSS-11699837-23-TC Licensed Clinical Social Worker LSCSW/LCSW - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager - CBSS-11699838-23-TC Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager - CBSS-11699839-23-TC Major Duties and Responsibilities Come join an amazing team as part of the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System (VAEKHCS). The MHC Program Manager is responsible for oversight and management of daily business operation including consult management, access management (new patient vs existing patient vs urgent/crisis), transition of care across programs, fidelity to the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program-Collaborative Chronic Care Model (BHIP-CCM), and day-to-day resolution around clinic coverage for Topeka VAMC and designated CBOCs (Junction City, Lawrence, Fort Scott, Chanute, Garnett). The incumbent has direct oversight and responsibility for the functioning of BHIP-CCM teams within the MHC. BHIP-CCM consists of several multi-disciplinary teams of mental health staff (e.g. psychiatry, psychology, social workers, professional counselors, nursing, peer support, MSA's) who provide personalized, proactive, patient-driven mental health care. The manager role is primarily tasked with ensuring that this system of care can efficiently align patient preferences (or demand) with existing available supply (e.g. medication, psychotherapy, care management, crisis intervention). Day-to-day managerial duties include oversight of BHIP daily team huddles, treatment team meetings, and daily MESS/GEMBA related communication. The manager will ensure maximum efficiency in utilizing all available staff resources when considering clinic flow and defined roles within the BHIP team assignment. The manager will have a support team to including an administrative team member focusing on data gathering and analytics as well as a fulltime clinical staff member assigned specifically for consult management. The incumbent will work with discipline-specific supervisors in a collaborative atmosphere to ensure that all staff are working efficiently and competently to serve the needs of outpatient Veteran's in the MHC. Broader managerial duties include participation in the larger leadership environment using a transformational style of leadership and focusing on specific values and strategies that influence the culture that supports quality employment for staff and care for Veterans. This involves: 1) Utilization of High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles focusing on safety and Just Culture; 2) Growth in cultural and linguistic competency and diversity of the workforce; 3) Advocacy around health outcomes; 4) Quality communication between employees, Veterans, and key stakeholders. 5) Collaboration both with the many complex VA systems of care and also with community partners. As a licensed practitioner, a portion of time will be dedicated to direct patient care within the Mental Health Clinic. This may include assessment, support of same day access, and/or evidence-based psychotherapy interventions. Work Schedule: Full-Time M - F 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Telework: Adhoc - Only as Needed Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000/Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) - Mental Health Clinic Program Manager Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact trudy.clinkscales@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications 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: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: LPMHCs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005. Education. Hold a master's or doctoral degree in: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling fields include, but are not limited to Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling. CACREP defines the date when graduates are considered to have graduated from a CACREP accredited program. Additional information may be obtained from http://www.cacrep.org/directory/. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to LPMHC positions in the GS-0101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, which includes diagnosis and treatment. Note: LPMHC professionals may be referred to differently in each state and titles may reflect different levels of practice. For example, states may license an LPMHC as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) etc. Please refer to specific state licensing guidelines. VA refers to the occupation as LPMHCs. 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: One year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. The experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. In addition to meeting the KSAs for the GS-12 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to make judgments and decisions associated with program management. 2. Ability to monitor program outcomes using data driven quality assurance process. 3. Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided. 4. Ability to manage a wide range of programs which include the operation and management of key clinical, training or administrative programs. References: VA Handbook 5005/106 Part II Appendix G43 Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Qualification Standard The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. 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. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Topeka , Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC)-MH Clinic Program Manager-Incentive Authorized, Executive , Topeka, Kansas

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