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 As a Licensed Provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will practice independently in the provision of psychological services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental disorders. consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. The Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) is assigned to any VHA program and setting including mental health. The LRC is located in the Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL) and serves to 1) assist in implementation of policies and procedures from the National Recovery Coordinator (NRC) and to 2) facilitate implementation of recovery-oriented services in Behavioral Health programs, which includes education of providers and veterans and their families on recovery and evaluation of implementation efforts. You will report to the PRRC Program Manager or facility equivalent. You will develop a facility recovery education plan for providers and veterans and their families. You will develop an ongoing education plan for providers that includes, but is not limited to; recurrent didactic presentations about elements of recovery (e.g., recovery plans) and recovery implementation by experts recurrent presentations by recovering individuals, especially veterans information about community mental health support groups and other resources and how to make referrals information about VA and national recovery materials and resources and how to access these information about VA sponsored trainings and education on recovery (e.g., how to communicate recovery to patients and families) availability of recovery posters and brochures training on cultural competency development and coordination of local recovery training as needed You will develop an ongoing education plan for veterans and families which includes, but is not limited to: recurrent didactic presentations about recovery by experts recurrent presentations recovery by experts recurrent presentations by recovering individuals, especially veterans information about VA and community mental health support groups and other resources information about how to become involved in improving mental health care for veterans through the Consumer Council You will serve as consultant to BH programs and recovering veterans in development of peer support groups, consumer counseling, and consumer operated services, as per local needs and resources. When available, community resources should be utilized. You will advise BH Chief on filling peer specialist positions and serves as a consultant to peer specialists. You will assist with VA regional or local recovery-oriented trainings, meetings, or conferences as needed. You will serve as a BH Liaison to the facility Consumer Council. You will provide an annual report on implementation progress to the VISN Recovery Coordinator and the NRC; other reports will also be prepared as requested. You meet quarterly via conference call with other VISN Recovery Coordinators to coordinate a network response to recovery implementation and implementation of VACO policies and procedures related to recovery. You will participate in facility behavioral health leadership meetings and policy planning groups. Clinical Duties: You will provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and utilization of best practices in implementing psychotherapeutic techniques to provide quality care. You will perform clinically indicated evaluations for outpatient and inpatient populations. You will provide a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-education classes. Best practices, practice guidelines and evidence based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions. You will consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues to include patient's decision-making capacity regarding health care. You will develop person-centered, culturally sensitive treatment plans to address mental health needs of patients. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Per agency policy Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.