The Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) will oversee, facilitate, and promote the recovery-oriented practices, at all levels of the mental health care organization so all who have a mental health condition have the essential services and support to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. This position is located under MH&BS Product Line at the Lyons Campus of VANJHCS, where they report directly to the Associate Chief of Staff /Mental Health and Behavioral Science. The LRC functions as a champion and advocate for the recovery model. The LRC also serves as a recovery ombudsman to the MH Director, program managers, and staff on recovery and implementation of recovery oriented services. In conjunction with the Mental Health Director, the LRC develops a 3-5-year plan for the facility that identifies staged implementation of recovery-oriented services (e.g., use of recovery plans). The LRC is responsible for coordinating the evaluation of recovery implementation at the facility and reporting results to the NRC. With guidance from the NRC, the LRC will implement measures to assess recovery policy and procedure adherence, as well as assess the extent that the recovery model is embodied in the MH programs. The LRC develops a facility recovery education plan for providers. The ongoing education plan for providers includes, but is not limited to, recurrent didactic presentations about elements of recovery (e.g., recovery plans) and recovery implementation by experts; recurrent presentations by recovering individuals, especially veterans; information about community mental health support groups and other resources and how to make referrals; information about VA and national recovery materials and resources and how to access these; information about VA sponsored trainings and education on recovery (e.g., how to communicate recovery to patients and families); availability of recovery posters and brochures; training on cultural competency; and, development and coordination of local recovery training as needed. The LRC develops an ongoing education plan for veterans and families which includes, but is not limited to, recurrent didactic presentations about recovery by experts; recurrent presentations by recovering individuals, especially veterans; information about VA and community mental health support groups and other resources; and, information about how to become involved in improving mental health care for veterans through the Consumer Council. The LRC serves as consultant to MH programs and recovering veterans in development of peer support groups, consumer counseling, and consumer operated services, as per local needs and resources. When available, community resources should be utilized. The LRC devotes 25 percent of their time providing Clinical services by applying professional psychologic treatments to the full range of patient populations. This includes but not limited to 5% of their time addressing Seriously Mentally Ill population reintegration and Reach Vet contacts; 20% providing psychotherapy services in the Mental Health Clinic. The LRC provides professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health. The Local Recovery Coordinator: -Maintains knowledge of clinical research literature. -Advises ACOS/MH&BS on filling peer specialist positions and serves as a consultant to peers' specialists. -Assists with VA regional or local recovery-oriented trainings, meetings, or conferences as needed. -Serves as a MH Liaison to the facility VAC. -Provides an annual report on implementation progress to ACOS/MH&BS, VISN Mental Health Program Manager, and the NRC; other reports will also be prepared as requested. -Meets monthly via conference call other VISN LRCs to coordinate a network response to recovery implementation and implementation of Central Office (CO) policies and procedures related to recovery. -Meet monthly via national conference calls with LRCs to help facilitate and coordinate recovery efforts at the local facility. -Meets monthly with VISN Recovery Advocates to coordinate VISN-wide recovery efforts. -Participates in facility MH leadership meetings and policy planning groups. -Provides Individual and group therapies as needed. -Uses word processing software to execute several office automations functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail. -Uses the Veterans' Health Information and Technology Architecture (VISTA) to access information in the Medical Center Computer System. -The LRC may be assigned the responsibility for providing coordination within the VISN and serving as a Point of Contact to the National Recovery Coordinator and National Recovery Advisory Committee. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm: Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist/PD21Y62O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.