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 If you are a current, permanent VA employee or Federal employee from another agency, you should apply under CBST-11157498-21-LD. This position is located in the Mental Health Service at the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center within the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in North Little Rock, AR. The duties of the Psychologist in Mental Health Service include but are not limited to: Clinical Responsibilities 1. Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients. 2. Provides the full range of comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions including, time-limited individual, long-term individual, family, group psychotherapy, and crisis management. 3. Provides consultation to professional staff within CAVHS and to community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. 4. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others. 5. Performs evaluations for an outpatient mental health clinic and inpatient psychiatric populations. 6. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of notes. 7. Functions independently as a member of the CAVHS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for the clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. 8. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. 9. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Academic/Teaching/Training 1. Incumbent will provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training. Until fully licensed, all supervisory activity will be conducted under appropriate supervision. Once fully licensed, supervisory activities will be conducted independently and will include supervision of trainees seeking licensure in psychology. 2. Incumbent will take on an active role as supervisor or member in the Psychology Training Programs and Training Committees. 3. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staffs of units to which assigned. 4. May be involved in the training of medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate. 5. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. Research/ Program Evaluation 1. Participates in the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within the PCT using data-driven quality assurance processes. 2. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate for the PCT. 3. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs. 4. Presents data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings such as VISN 16 mental health conferences. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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