Indian Health Service Supervisory Clinical Psychologist in Acomita, New Mexico

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

This position is being re-advertised to solicit for additional applications. Applicants who previously applied need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This position is located at the New Sunrise Regional Treatment Center (NSRTC), Acomita, NM and reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The NSRTC is a 24 bed facility that delivers residential treatment services in an integrated multi-disciplinary manner to adolescents who are affected by chemical dependence, dysfunctional family behaviors, mental health disorders, cross-cultural problems and a full range of addictions problems complicated by mental disturbance, child neglect and abuse. The position serves as clinical director in assuring appropriate clinical management and services are provided throughout the facility as well as clinical leadership, clinical supervision and training to all NSRTC staff. Direct patient care duties include providing serves as a Clinical Psychologist with prescriptive privileges. Clinical duties will include patient diagnosis, treatment, providing consultation for psychotropic medication and/or prescribing psychotropic medication per licensure.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service and Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-R2-AQ-1951084-ESEP/MPfor eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Area of Consideration:All Sources

Duties

Oversees personnel management activities including position management, recruitment, staffing, employee relations, conducts conferences, and staff meetings to jeep employees informed about new policies, legislation, and program changes. Develops job performance standards and assists in the proper evaluation and rating of employees.

Oversees the coordination of substance abuse/mental health services in various settings to ensure highest level of care is provided to NSRTC residents.

Provides assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy utilizing a broad range of assessment and therapeutic resources.

Administers and prescribes drugs that are recognized and customarily used for the management of mental, nervous, emotional, behavioral, substance abuse and cognitive diseases or disorders.

Supervisory Status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Public

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

Education: Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have had 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level.

Specialized Experience: Experience includes diagnosing and treating the full range of psychiatric disorders, providing initial treatment of acute psychiatric conditions, formulating and implementing a plan of care; providing various treatment modalities; providing consultation services for psychotropic medication and consultation to other health care providers and referral sources; provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of procedures, policies, and direction of clinical services.

Selective Factor: In addition to the qualification requirements, to be rated basically qualified for the position, applicants must demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's):

  • Verification of a current, valid, active, unrestricted license or certification in any State, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States is required when filling all positions for Clinical Psychologist.
  • Expert professional knowledge of medical and psychopharmacology science as evidences by licensure as an independent or conditional practitioner with prescriptive authority to prescribe psychotropic medications to treat mental and emotional disorders.

Public Health Service (PHS) Licensure Policy: Each PHS clinical psychologist must possess and maintain a valid, current, unrestricted license or certification in a State.

Supervisory or Managerial Competencies: Candidates should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency on these competencies prior into a supervisory position:

  1. Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

  2. Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

  3. Decisiveness - Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.

  4. Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

  5. Integrity/Honesty - Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.

  6. Interpersonal Skills - Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

  7. Oral Communication - Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

  8. Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

  9. Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

  10. Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

Other Competencies Related to Leadership Positions:

  1. Conflict Management - Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

  2. Continual Learning - Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.

  3. Creativity and Innovation - Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.

  4. Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

  5. Entrepreneurship - Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.

  6. External Awareness - Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.

  7. Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.

  8. Human Capital Management - Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector work force and a variety of work situations.

  9. Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

  10. Leveraging Diversity - Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

  11. Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

  12. Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.

  13. Public Service Motivation - Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.

  14. Strategic Thinking – Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

  15. Teambuilding - Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

  16. Technical Credibility - Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

  17. Technology Management - Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

  18. Vision - Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, August 04, 2017

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BENEFITS

You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

Other Information

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Recruitment or relocation incentives are authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.

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. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474545900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-08-04

Salary: $101,674 to $132,177 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 0180 Psychology

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IHS-R2-AQ-1951133-DE

Control number: 474545900