Residents of Greater New Orleans enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the United States. While we are known to enjoy many of the best restaurants in the world, more than 300 festivals, vibrant nightlife, not to mention Mardi Gras, that's just the beginning of what we have to offer. We treasure family and community, our children have access to high-quality education, we enjoy an incredible abundance of the arts, and so much more!
The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, provides quality, patient-centered health care to Veterans throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana. We meet the needs of Veterans through seven community-based outpatient clinics located in Slidell, Hammond, St. John Parish, Houma, Franklin, Bogalusa and Baton Rouge, as well as a new Veterans Medical Center in New Orleans.
Our new Veterans Medical Center is a 200-bed level 1b medical center including an acute mental health unit, inpatient medicine, surgery, and intensive care units, and a community living center. We serve as a tertiary care regional referral center for Veterans across the Gulf coast from the Florida panhandle to the Louisiana/Texas state line for specialized acute care services. SLVHCS has a specialized imaging center including PET/CT, 3 CT scanners, and 2 MRI as well as 8 operating rooms and six procedure rooms. The medical center is designed to meet the full array of VA missions: health care to America's heroes, education, research, and national preparedness and assistance and serves as a cornerstone for the emerging biosciences industry in New Orleans.
SLVHCS serves as an educational medical center. As a medical center surrounded by education institutions, we have academic affiliations with Louisiana State University and Tulane University Medical School's. We also have relationships with University of New Orleans, Dillard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Tulane University Graduate Program in Health Administration and Loyola University to recruit and grow our staff of allied health and administrative professionals. These relationships help us to provide excellent primary, specialty and mental health services to our Veterans.
For more information, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VANewOrleans and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VANewOrleans.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
Responsible for subordinates (psychologists, psychology/mental health technicians, clerical staff, and trainees) and is responsible for all professional, management, and administrative aspects Psychology. This includes approval of leave, ensuring coverage of clinic services, personnel actions, performance appraisal standards and evaluation clinical assignments, management of psychological clinical programs an services, etc.Responsible for direct supervision of all clinical and clerical staff in Psychology including clinical assignments, and administration of all psychological clinical services and programs.
Management and administration of all Psychology budget and resources.
Responsible for assisting and directing Psychology staff to provide comprehensive services to Veterans in collaboration with the Associate Chief for Mental Health and the Mental Health Council.
Supervisor is responsible for all Psychology staff in terms of recruitment selection, competency evaluations, performance appraisals, setting workload documentation goals and guidelines, clinical assignments, supervision, scope of care and privileging, and supervisory disciplinary issues.
Responsibilities include oversight of doctoral staff psychologists, psychology/mental health technicians, peer support specialists, clerical staff pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral residents and practicum students.
Responsible for clinical assignments of all Psychology staff including administration of staff s clinics and clinical schedules.
Responsible for all administrative actions associated with Psychology including accurate tracking of staff s assignments in Decision Support System (DSS) reports, tracking and evaluating staff's workload and productivity, Action items related to Psychology, staff responsiveness to and compliance with all referrals and requests for psychological services, creating, implementing and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to all aspects of psychology services, documentation of clinical services and workload, performance improvement tasks, compliance with all VA performance measures, meet appropriate strategic goals, compliance with requirements for follow up to Veterans who missed clinical appointments, ensuring utilization of clinical resources, maintaining access to psychological services, meeting all request established by the VA Uniform Mental Health Services.
Ensures that all Psychology staff comply with all requirements and standards established by VA, state agencies, and professional associations.
Decisions are made with very wide latitude and independent judgment.
Participates as voting member of Mental Health Council in making decisions about Mental Health services within SLVHCS.
Chairs Psychology Staff meetings, appoints Director of Training for Psychology, ensures Psychology Training Program operates effectively.
Chairs Psychology Professional Standards and Management Committee conducts professional practice evaluations of all privileged staff, and reviewing candidates for employment.
Represents Psychology at Professional Standards Board, Medical Execut Committee, Leadership Council, Directors Staff Meeting and other SLVHCS entities and forums.
Functions as Psychological Support Unit Leader, coordinating psychology services for staff, patients and families during crises and disasters.
Supervisory involvement with multiple VA training programs.
Mentors training and graduate Psychologist
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.
TOUR OF DUTY: 7:30 am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday/weekends as patient care dictates.
This is an open continuous announcement: The first cutoff date will be 15 days after the opening of this announcement. Additional referrals will be considered within 15 days, depending on the number of qualified candidates.
This is a Non- Bargaining unit position.
Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) is authorized for this position and the applicant selected may be eligible to apply for an EDRP award. EDRP is awarded based upon the facility's need. Applicant must meet established criteria to receive award. Award is subject to availability of funding.
Work Schedule: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
US Citizens and Status Candidates