OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to join our highly engaged team to help us work on our shared purpose of providing compassionate care to Americas heroes? If you are a current, permanent VA employee nationwide, you should apply to IM-11105540-21-RF. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact Eva.Gennara@va.gov and cc VISN12EDRP@va.gov for more information. The incumbent will be responsible for independently conducting wide-range neuropsychological assessment of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning of VAMC clients and provides consultation to the interdisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent provides a "specialized" clinical assessment of patients in which the primary focus involves the need to understand brain-behavior relationships and impact of brain injury or disease on the cognitive, sensorimotor, emotional and general adaptive capacities of the individual in which its application is primarily carried out in clinical settings for the purpose of diagnostic decision making, patient education and treatment planning along with additional duties Duties include: Independently conduct a wide-range neuropsychological assessment of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Provide screening for cognitive deficits to address specific functional questions or to determine whether a complete neuropsychological evaluation or dementia assessment is needed. Perform capacity assessments when there are questions about a patient's ability to make medical decisions, perform other specific functions, or live independently. Independently provides psychological assessments, diagnostic evaluations, crises interventions, psychotherapy, and care management services. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Work Schedule: 08:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Some evening and weekend coverage may be required as a part of a shared department crisis response schedule. Recruitment Incentive: Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600224400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.