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Psychology Program Manager Opioid Treatment Program Coordinator Job in HOUSTON, TX

Psychology Program Manager Opioid Treatment Program Coordinator Job in HOUSTON, TX

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $115,432.00 to $150,063.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/7/2017 Close Date 9/28/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/07/2017 to 09/28/2017

  • Salary

    $115,432 to $150,063 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless.  Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.  VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    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. 

    Recruitment/relocation incentives are not authorized.

    This position may be filled by a Psychologist, Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, or Physician Assistant. To apply for any of the disciplines listed above, please apply under the appropriate announcement:

    If you currently are a Psychologist in a permanent appointment with the VA, please apply under announcement JP-17-HBr-1922490-BU

    Nurse Practitioner: JP-17-AA-2008658-BU (for Houston VA employees); JP-17-AA-1983045-BU (for VA employees nationwide & non-VA employees)

    Social Worker: JP-17-HBr-2000002-BU (for VA employees); JP-17-HBr-1877836-BU (for non-VA employees)

    Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor: JP-17-HBr-1854499-BU (for VA employees); JP-17-HBr-1854456-BU (for non-VA employees)

    Physician Assistant: JP-17-Cca-1986423-BU

    Learn more about this agency


    This position is located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Coordinator is a member of the Mental Health Care Line Substance Disorders Treatment Program. The OTP Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of the OTP, whose mission is to provide a continuum of quality care to Veterans in the area of opioid replacement therapies. The Coordinator oversees the clinical and programmatic aspects assuring that the functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of the available resources. The Coordinator ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, and compliance with standards of the Office of Mental Health Operations and accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission. Services provided are subject to close scrutiny by Congressional interests, service organizations, the general public and the media. The Coordinator is responsible for inspiring, motivating and guiding OTP staff in achieving the strategic goals and plans of the organization.

    Program management responsibilities (50%)

    • formulates, interprets and implements specialized OTP policies and procedures pertaining to quality care of Veterans with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) to assure compliance with internal and external performance standards
    • strategic planning, program development, implementation of new initiatives, policies and procedures, and oversight of administrative and programmatic resources of the Opioid Treatment Program
    • orients, trains, consults with and serves as a resource for other professionals concerning services for opioid use disorders
    • provides technical assistance to other VA Medical Centers, State, local, private agencies, and universities
    • organizes the work flow for consult/referrals, intake, assessments, and treatment for patients with opioid use disorders, and didactic training of staff
    • provides administrative, technical and clinical review, informal feedback, and work performance critiques of OTP staff
    • establishes processes to monitor and improve performance; is involved in the daily monitoring of the operations of the program, program evaluation, outcome measurement and provides feedback to various stakeholders on performance
    • participates in recruitment procedures and interviews to select personnel for mental health programs in various disciplines

    Clinical responsibilities (50%)

    • provides a full range of psychological services, including assessment, individual and group therapy, using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care
    • consults with and serves as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for and development of evidence-based services for opioid use disorders, in particular with colleagues in psychology, psychiatry, social work and nursing
    • training of psychology externs, interns, and postdoctoral fellows, including supervising and providing lectures at seminars
    • training of psychiatry residents, nursing, professional counseling and social work students within the OTP
    • orients, teaches and serves as a consultant to other Medical Center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients, particularly as relates to psychosocial rehabilitation and diversity issues

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (may be required to work weekends, evenings or other irregular tours of duty).

    Functional Statement Title/#: Psychology Program Manager (Opioid Treatment Program Coordinator)

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463624600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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