The Central Texas Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified Recovery 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 four (4) recovery-based outpatient programs in Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. In this capacity, the incumbent functions as the Recovery Program Manager of the following programs: Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Program, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), and PTSD Clinical Team (PCT). In addition, the incumbent serves as Team Lead for the Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program. The Recovery Program Manager is responsible for the clinical and administrative operations of the various recovery-based outpatient programs within the Outpatient Mental Health Service at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. These critical programs provide a wide array of services to veterans in need of specialty care in a less restrictive setting. Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center: The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) is an outpatient transitional learning center designed to support recovery and integration into meaningful self-determined community roles for Veterans challenged with serious mental illness and severe functional impairment. Programming is curriculum-based and is specifically designed to teach the requisite skills that are necessary for defining and realizing Veteran's self-chosen roles and goals in all domains of health and life. Mental Health Intensive Case Management: The Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) is a community-based case management program designed to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations and improve quality of life with a focus on rehabilitation. The services are offered to veterans who meet the following criteria: diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness, severe functional impairment, inadequately served by traditional outpatient treatment, have high psychiatric hospitalization utilization, and are appropriate for outpatient status (i.e., not in need of inpatient treatment presently). Substance Abuse Treatment Program: The outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) assist Veterans in recovery from addictions to alcohol and drugs. Many Veterans enrolled in SATP also struggle with homelessness, unemployment, other mental illnesses, medical, and legal problems. The primary treatment modalities of SATP are evidence-based group treatment and education focusing on early recovery and relapse prevention skills. PTSD Clinical Team: The PCT is an outpatient clinic that provides treatment to Veterans who have been diagnosed with combat-related PTSD and evidence significant impairment in functional areas. Psychotherapy services are evidenced-based and delivered in both individual and group format. Taken together, these programs include an interdisciplinary staff of 11 individuals who report to and are overseen by the Recovery Program Manager, including 4.0 psychologists, 2.0 peer support specialists, 2.0 social science specialists, 1.0 licensed professional counselor, 1.0 social worker, 1.0 registered nurse. Program Managers 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.