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 Psychologist is responsible for the provision of the full range of psychological services provided by the psychologist independently and at the developmental level. The psychological services provided will be at the Northport VAMC Community Living Center. The provision of psychological and behavioral treatment interventions including group and individual psychotherapy sessions with CLC residents (inpatients and outpatients) which may include any psychiatric, including chemical dependency/substance abuse disorders, and medical category using interventions selected from diverse areas of psychological theory and practice. For example, Psychologists demonstrate the ability to select, tailor and apply psychological interventions that may include but are not limited to the following: Evidence-based practice, directive, non-directive, supportive, and systemic approaches, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, family/marital and psychoanalytic techniques. Psychologists evaluate the therapeutic situation and employ independent clinical judgment and skill in determining the specific techniques to be used. Diagnose mental/psychiatric disorders. Psychologists conduct as appropriate psycho-diagnostic and personality evaluations of patients which may involve the most complex psychiatric, neuropsychological and/or emotional problems. Evaluations may include the administration and interpretation of psychological assessment tools and formal psychological/neuropsychological tests. The presentation to other medical center staff of diagnostic impressions, personality descriptions and dynamic formulations to assist in final diagnosis, specific plans for treatment, changes in hospital disposition and suitable patient activities. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Bargaining Unit: Yes Functional Statement: Psychologist This is not a Virtual Position
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