The Staff Psychologist works as a member of the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic interdisciplinary team and provides expert clinical services emphasizing substance abuse, addictions, and co-occurring psychiatric conditions. Some of the Veterans served have serious mental illnesses and require long-term care and follow-up, while others require care for a time-limited period. Services are provided using individual and group formats and will utilize both in person and video tele-health modalities. ***If you are not a Current Permanent Federal Employees or Past/Current/Upcoming VHA HPT Graduates, apply to vacancy CBST-11135902-21-LA*** Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following: Provide a wide range of psychological assessment services, including expert assessment and diagnostic services for patients with moderate to severe mental illness; Provide motivational enhancement activities to prepare Veterans to participate in clinically appropriate care; Provide evidence-based treatment/rehabilitation services for veterans with mental or behavioral health conditions; Lead in-person and tele-med psychotherapy groups for Veterans with mental or behavioral health conditions; Provide psychoeducation and couples/family counseling as indicated; Provide expert consultation to providers within and outside of mental health to assist in diagnosis and treatment of their patients; Provide screening for cognitive deficits to determine if a referral for an expert neuropsychological evaluation is needed; Promote communication /interactions between medical team members, patients, and their families to facilitate the medical treatment process; Provide training for and coordinate work of Psychology technicians and other staff as assigned; Use tele-mental health modalities to provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to Veterans located at CBOCs or their home; Oversee the establishment and interpretation of data from program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using a data-driven quality assurance process; Provides information to VA and community providers about telemedicine and psychotherapy services. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Subject to change based upon agency needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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