The Psychologist, of the Mental Health/Psychiatry Service, Wakeman Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) provides a full range of psychodiagnostic services including assessment, and using the most appropriate, evidence-based psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care in the delivery of a full range of psychological and multidisciplinary services in the outpatient programs. Duties of the Psychologist, of the Mental Health/Psychiatry Service, Wakeman Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) are to include, but not limited to: The incumbent provides evidence-based therapies, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). For all clinical duties, the incumbent works in the BHIP team, participates in interdisciplinary team dispositions of patients within the BHIP, and provides consultation services to medical center and CBOC staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. The incumbent provides ethical individual and group mental health services to eligible Veterans diagnosed with mental and behavioral health conditions. General duties also include, but are not limited to, assessment and referral services, design and preparation of diagnostic assessments, providing entry-level services for Veterans of all service eras, formulating and providing individual and group treatments, preparing initial and updated treatment plans, and planning for follow-up care after completion of treatment. When properly credentialed and licensed, the incumbent will operate independently in all areas, consulting with peers and supervisors when warranted. The incumbent will serve 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. The incumbent will need to work some early morning/evening hours and/or work variable tours of duty to possibly include weekend treatment delivery to accommodate needs of Veterans. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 08:00am-4:30pm, no weekends or holidays Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Available per agency policy Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives are not authorized for this vacancy. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel: not required On-Call Hours: All Psychologists in the Psychiatry Service are expected to participate in the on-call coverage system. The MHC Psychologist will participate in the program providing coverage to the inpatient psychiatry program and other units. This coverage occurs on a rotating basis. Compensation is provided for time spent in clinical duties when on-call.
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.