Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Assistant Chief Mental Health Reidential Rehabilitation Treatment Program in Leavenworth, Kansas

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Summary

The Assistant Chief, MHRRTP assists/supports the Chief, MHRRTP in the management of 150 beds in a combined Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) and General Domiciliary care program. This position provides guidance in providing residential rehabilitative care to Veteran patients who have a wide range of mental health and substance abuse illnesses and rehabilitation care needs, and provides coverage for the Chief, MHRRTP as needed.

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Responsibilities

This position has responsibility in sufficient scope to make decisions in areas of personnel, administration, and space-utilization, budget planning and clinical services of the Domiciliary. Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the direct administrative and supervisory lead for the Rehabilitation Technicians, Therapy Assistants, Health Technicians and Office Personnel.
  • Provide clinical services, as needed to support the treatment of the Domiciliary program.
  • Responsible in the areas of administrative support to the Chief, programmatic and clinical care, personnel issues, fiscal planning, physical plant maintenance, and in research and training.
  • Maintain resident morale, staff motivation, health and safety, and clear program expectations.
  • Assist in developing and refining the service delivery of a growing number of specialized rehabilitation programs.
  • Investigates, develops and prepares responses to inquiries from members of congressional, VISN, VACO and service organizations in regard to former or current Domiciliary residents or applicants.
  • Assists the Chief in investigating and handling complaints, grievances, and other concerns relevant to the welfare of the service by gathering facts and making preliminary reports.
  • In the absence of the Chief, acts to provide the leadership and management of the service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

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0180 Psychology

0185 Social Work

0610 Nurse

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing 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
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Qualifications

Basic Requirements for All Disciplines: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.

Discipline Specific Basic Qualification Requirements Psychologist Basic Requirements: * Education:Successful completion of a 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-- Successful completion of a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a respecialization program. * Internship: Successful completion of 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 predoctoral 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 and are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. ( NOTE: Once board certified, the employee is required to maintain board certification. ) * 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. * GS-14 Grade Determination: Candidates must posses at least three years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs: 1. Knowledge of and ability to utilize evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines appropriately and ability to guide staff in using these tools. 2. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health. 3. Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines. 4. Ability to supervise and manage subordinate employees effectively. 5. Skill in interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution. 6. Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards. Social Work Basic Requirements: * Education:Successful completion of master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. * Licensure:Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level * GS-13 Grade Determination:Candidate must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. They may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in the subparagraph below. 1. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. 2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. 3. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers. 4. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure. Nurse Basic Requirements: * Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. * Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: * Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. * Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. * Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. * Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. * Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree. (Preferred level grade level for this position) Preferred Experience: Experience providing administrative support and/or patient care in a residential rehabilitation treatment program.

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

Physical Requirements:(Based on Clinical requirements)Psychologist and Social Worker:Light lifting (under 15 pounds), straight pulling, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking, standing, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, specific visual requirement, hearing (aid permitted), emotional and mental stability, ability to read written material, and working closely with others. RN: Lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching, repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking.

Discipline Qualification Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II

  • Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard
  • Appendix G-18 Psychologist Qualification Standard
  • Appendix G-39 Social Work Qualification Standard These can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. Annual leave shall accrue for Psychologists and Social Workers in a 4, 6, or 8 hour rate, based on the Service Computation Date.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE:Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Background checks and security clearance
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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

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VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists and VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850c, 10-2850a
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/25/2018 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Marie Blakeman
Phone

(913) 682-2000

Email

Marie.Blakeman@va.gov

Address

VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System 2200 SW Gage Blvd Topeka, KS US

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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Selective Service
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504998900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/13/2018 to 07/25/2018

Salary: $70,319 to $134,886 per year Salary ranges for each discpline is listed below

Pay scale & grade: GS 00

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent