The Central Texas Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified Residential Program Manager. This position may be filled from multiple occupations and is being advertised, concurrently, under vacancy announcement specific to each occupation. Please see the "Additional Information" section of this announcement for further details. This Psychiatrist position serves as the Program Manager for the residential treatment programs at the Doris Miller VA Medical Center, Waco, TX. The incumbent is responsible for coordination and professional oversight for two large residential programs, the Women's RISE Program as well as the Serious Mental Illness Life Enhancement (SMILE) Program. These critical programs provide a wide array of services to veterans in need of intensive care in a residential setting. The SMILE Program is a residential treatment program designed to meet the needs of Veterans diagnosed with a serious mental illness who have difficulty maintaining adequate functioning in the community. The program is an eight week recover-based program. The program provides comprehensive, evidenced-based treatment to a clinically complex patient population. This program accommodates twenty-two Veterans. Women RISE (Women Recover In Supportive Environment) is an eight week recovery-based and trauma-informed intensive treatment residential program tailored specifically for women Veterans with a diagnosis of PTSD, mood, or anxiety disorder, and/or substance abuse/dependence. Women RISE programming is grounded in the highest level of evidence-based treatments and tailors' treatment to the individual Veteran's needs. The program currently accommodates fifteen Veterans with plans to open an additional fifteen beds in summer 2019. Together, these programs include an interdisciplinary staff of 12 individuals who report to and are overseen by the Residential Program Manager, including 5 psychologists, 1 licensed professional mental health counselor, 2 peer support specialists, 1 social science specialist, 2 health technicians, and 1 psychology technician. The incumbent will have broad program management responsibilities which include the operation and management of key clinical, training, and/or administrative programs. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process. Decisions made affect staff and other resources associated with the programs managed and are made while exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Such programs deliver specialized, complex, and highly professional services that are important program components of the medical center and significantly impact the health care provided to Veterans. Program Managers have supervisory responsibility for subordinates, as well as line and staff authority for resource allocations within the area of responsibility and ensure the efficient operation of the organizational unit. Responsibilities include the supervision of staff, professional management, and administrative responsibilities that are complex in scope and that constitute a significant component of the medical center. Other duties and functions as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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.