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 VA Northern California Health Care System is recruiting for a Psychologist at the multiple locations in the Mental Health Service Line with the Addiction Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program. The psychologist applies advanced strategies to a broad range of patient problems, with an emphasis on the treatment of patients suffering from substance use disorders, many of whom may also have co-morbid psychiatric problems (depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders). Major duties include, but are not limited to: Independently provides specialized psychological services at all levels of complexity for patients, with service delivery to include intake evaluation, diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy and patient education. Some telework may be available as needed by the service, however, this is not a 100% virtual position. Performs clinically indicated evaluations for outpatient and inpatient populations. Forensic evaluations are generally not required with the exception of Compensation & Pension (C&P) examinations requested as part of the determination of service-connected disability ratings and related VA functions. Provides 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. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues to include patient's decision-making capacity regarding health care. Develops person-centered, culturally sensitive treatment plans to address mental health needs of patients. Conducts evaluations to aid in the differential diagnosis of complex cases. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Provides clinical supervision to unlicensed staff and psychology trainees, including practicum students, interns, and residents. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 Am to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework if approved would be on a regularly schedule basis, but this is not a remote or virtual position. A relocation/recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified individuals at the Redding location. The salary range for Mather and McClellan is $77,501 to $143,600 annually. The salary range for Redding is $71,117 to $131,771 annually. This position is open continuous with applicants being referred every two weeks from the opening date.
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.