The Staff Psychologist will provide expert clinical services, primarily through the delivery of Evidence Based Psychotherapies (EBPs) to Veterans served by the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center. The incumbent will work as a member of the Evidence Based Psychotherapy team and will have a major responsibility for provision of time-limited evidence-based psychotherapies for behavioral health conditions including depression, anxiety, adjustment, traumatic stress, insomnia, and chronic pain. ***If you are not a Current Permanent Federal Employees or Past/Current/Upcoming VHA HPT Graduates, apply to vacancy CBST-11137053-21-LA*** Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following: Provide Psychological assessment services, including expert assessment and diagnostic services, for Veterans with a wide range of psychopathology; Provide motivational enhancement activities to prepare Veterans to participate in clinically appropriate care; Provide expert individual and group Evidence-Based Psychotherapy services being nationally disseminated and implemented in VHA, as well as other evidence-based treatment options when clinically appropriate; Provides services via clinical video telehealth to CBOCs and the home when clinically indicated; Provides psychoeducation and family/relationship counseling when indicated; Provide education to Veterans and staff about availability, effectiveness, and utility of EBPs for various mental and behavioral health conditions; Provide expert consultation to providers within and outside of mental health to assist in diagnosis and treatment; Promotes communication /interactions between medical team members, Veterans, and their families to facilitate the medical treatment process; Establish treatment plans in accordance with Medical Center and Mental Health service policies; Assist with the establishment and interpretation of data from program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using a data-driven quality assurance processes; Represents psychology on decision-making committees at the Medical Center as appointed. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Subject to change based upon agency needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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