The psychologist will be a key member of a Behavioral Health Integrated Program team providing outpatient psychological assessment and evidence based psychotherapy to Veterans presenting with a broad spectrum of diagnoses, including depressive disorders, anxiety/trauma related conditions and personality disorders. Major duties include but are not limited to. Ability to diagnose mental health disorders by conducting psychological assessments to include clinical interviewing, objective and projective testing. Ability to treat mental health disorders through a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies to include modalities of group and individual psychotherapy. Performs evaluations for Veterans seeking services for mood and anxiety disorders. Ability to treat mental health disorders through evidence-based psychotherapies to include group and individual psychotherapy modalities. Veterans will present for treatment with a variety of mood, anxiety, and SMI disorders; many with personality disorders or traits. Demonstrates competency in a least one evidence-based psychotherapy such as Cognitive Processing Therapy or Prolonged Exposure for treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Interpersonal Therapy for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologist may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. English Language Proficiency. Staff Psychologist must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Do you meet this requirement? Physical Requirements: Physical qualifications require the ability to sit frequently and for long periods of time. Must be able to spend long periods of time on a computer. Must have good hearing and eyesight. Must be clean and neat in appearance. This position may require minimal travel to the medical center for events that cannot be accommodated virtually. This position also requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading, and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework Eligible: Yes, this position is eligible and may be considered for partial telework. This is not a virtual position.
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.