The salary range listed on this announcement only reflects the General Schedule incorporating Rest of U.S. basic pay. Upon selection, the salary will be adjusted to include the locality adjustment for the specific location. Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network 22, is currently seeking one (1) Clinical Psychologist to serve as a Telemental Health Psychologist in the VISN 22 Tele-hub. This position reports to the VISN Deputy Chief, Mental Health Tele-hub. The incumbent is responsible for providing a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.Major duties include: Performs psychological evaluations of patients with a variety of post-deployment adjustment difficulties. Provides evidence-based treatments for varying mental diagnosis, individual and group psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, psychoeducation, and outreach services to National Guard and Reserve units. May provide clinical supervision to Psychology interns and practicum students training with the Telemental health/National Telemental Health Team. Participates in the monitoring of performance measures that pertain to Outpatient Mental Health Services. Trains and participates in systems re-design activities and projects within the context of continuous process improvement. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework Eligible: Authorized Virtual: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Assignment: This is the full performance level for staff psychologists. At this level, psychologists are licensed to practice independently in the provision of psychological services, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. They may be assigned to any VHA program and setting, such as inpatient or outpatient medicine, primary care, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Compensation and Pension, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organization Development. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions. Psychologists consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities.
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.