This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent serves as an active member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in Behavioral Health Services which develops, implements, evaluates, and updates client specific individualized diagnosis, treatment, and discharge plans for all veterans seeking care through BHS PTSD outpatient services. The incumbent is assigned to the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) in Behavioral Health Service Mental Health Clinic (MHC). In addition to providing direct patient care on the PCT, the psychologist may have collateral research obligations, trainee supervisory responsibilities, program development and evaluation responsibilities, and provide direct patient care on the general mental health clinic, and limited administrative/managerial duties. The incumbent serves as an active member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in Behavioral Health Services which develops, implements, evaluates, and updates client specific individualized diagnosis, treatment, and discharge plans for all veterans seeking care through Behavioral Health Service MHC PTSD outpatient services. Clinical Responsibilities Provides a full range of psychological services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Performs evaluations for specific patient populations. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions, which may include, but are not limited to: Individual psychotherapy services Group psychotherapy services Consultation services Psychological Assessment Research and evaluation services Substance abuse assessment and counseling PTSD assessment and psychotherapy PTSD didactic teaching Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. May be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Completion of administrative activities in support of patient care, such as treatment planning, NEPEC status forms, and coordination of care. Enriching Elements/Academic/Teaching/Training Holds faculty appointment at affiliated university. Provides clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training. Involved in Psychology Training Program and Training Committee. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staffs of units to which assigned. Is involved in the training of medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. Other Significant Responsibilities: If applicable, plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. Presents outcome data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings. Assists in preparation of RFP's and grant proposals, as assigned. Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. Represents psychology on decision-making committees at the Medical Center or Healthcare System. Actively participates in leadership roles on local, state and national professional organizations. Represents the Medical Center or Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees. Work Schedule: M-F 0800 - 1630 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.