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 not a current, permanent VA employee or Federal employee from another agency, or a Health Professional Trainee (HPTs) you should apply under CBST-11130017-21-KGB The incumbent serves as a staff psychologist on the Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) care team in the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services (ICMHRS) program under the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services (PRRS) program in the Mental Health Care Line (MHCL) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas. The duties of the Psychologist include but are not limited to: Clinical Responsibilities- Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Provides direct patient contact including, but not limited to: case management, psychological assessment and treatment planning, individual psychotherapy/assessment sessions, family/caregiver stress therapy sessions, and other evidenced based treatments for serious mental illness. Performs evaluations for patients with a variety of psychological disorders. Provides supervision of trainees conducting direct clinical care. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. May be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Academic/Teaching/Training - May provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training including trainees seeking licensure in psychology. Graduate students Interns Fellows May be involved in Psychology Training Program and Training Committee. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staffs of units to which assigned. 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. 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 - Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. May present outcome data and research at VA and regional scientific or professional meetings, as appropriate. Assists in preparation of RFPs and gran proposals, as assigned. Other Significant Responsibilities - Serves on Medical Center, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. Represents Psychology on decision-making committees at the Medical Center, VISN or National VA committees. Actively participates in leadership roles on local, state, and national professional organizations. Represents the Medical Center or VISN at professional/program community group/events and committees. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday, 800 AM - 430 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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