You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! The Psychologist in Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) works within the Mental Health Division's (MHD) PCMHI program serving as a Clinical Psychologist. He/she/they work closely with the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) lead (e.g., primary care provider), nurse case manager, and all primary care interdisciplinary team members to provide consultation, therapeutic counseling, and mental health support for mild-to-moderate cases. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct brief psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental health disorders through a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. The work is comprised of providing clinical services consistent with accepted standards of ethical and professional mental health treatment. Additionally, Telemedicine approaches may be used to provide clinical care. Psychologists may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Provides functional assessments and diagnostic services for Veterans with a range of psychopathology who are receiving care within the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). Demonstrates expertise in using contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions. Provides education to patients and family members regarding mental disorders and best practice approaches to treatment. Provides evidenced-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist, which may include individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation. Provides consultation to health care providers throughout the Medical Center about assessment findings and treatment plans for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within VAPORHCS. Develops, implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for patients presenting in primary care, as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist. Adheres to all Facility and Service Line policies and practices for delivering clinical care, including but not limited to risk assessment and reduction practices for potentially dangerous behavior (suicide and violence), timeliness of care and access standard, professional conduct requirements, and CPRS documentation conventions. Achieves minimal clinical workload expectations as established by the Service Line. Provides supervision of trainees conducting direct clinical care. Provides clinical supervision and instruction for psychology trainees (interns and/or postdoctoral fellows) assigned to the primary work setting. Serves on a Psychology Service committee concerned with oversight of the training program (Training Committee, MDC) Holds a faculty appointment at Oregon Health & Science University or other affiliated university that requires accomplishments in clinical supervision, training, and education (clinical or clinician-teacher faculty appointment). Provides clinical supervision and/or training for medical residents, medical students, social work interns, or other trainees not enrolled in a psychology training program. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to unit staff in the area(s) assigned. Actively involved in research, either as principal investigator, co-investigator, and/or collaborator. Serves on a Medical Center committee(s), workgroup(s), and/or task force(s). Serves on a VISN and/or National VA committee(s), workgroup(s), and/or task force(s). Actively participates in leadership role(s) with local, state, and/or national professional organizations. Represents the Medical Center at professional/program community group(s), event(s), and/or committee(s). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm Telework: May be available for a highly qualified candidate with a possible weekend commitment. This is coordinated by the Supervisor. 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.