The Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center is seeking a full time Psychologist (OPMH) to join the Behavioral Medicine Service at the Paducah Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Paducah, Kentucky. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until July 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 3rd, 2021, with a subsequent cut-off dates every two weeks. The incumbent is assigned to Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OPMH) within Behavioral Medicine Service. Services include clinical assessment and treatment including individual, group or family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, and coordination of linkages to other VA or community service providers/agencies as needed by the Veteran. The incumbent assists with the Primary Care Mental Health Integration/Behavioral Health Lab; to include emergencies/walk-ins. The incumbent will provide a full range of psychological services to Veterans referred by the Primary Care clinic staff members including rapid assessment, diagnosis and (where appropriate) referral for specialized psychiatric services; brief individual, family or couples counseling, time-limited psychotherapy or psychoeducational groups and consultation for the PC team in the clinical management of their patients. Duties include but are not limited to: Completes thorough psychosocial assessments and includes pertinent information in all the required areas of functioning in order to determine appropriate diagnoses and other treatment-related conclusions. Clinical assessments are found to be appropriate to the referral question. Conclusions are found to be reasonably substantiated by interviews, observations, historical data, collateral data (i.e. from outsides sources such as other treatment providers, family members, etc.) and other data when indicated. Provides a DSM diagnosis to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. Provides emergency/crisis interventions that are provided to Veterans in an effort to stabilize. Provides consultation to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning. General oversight (with supervision) and management of an APA (American Psychological Association) accredited pre-doctoral internship offering multiple internship rotations. Maintaining a comprehensive evaluation system of these trainees that is consistent with APA guidelines. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement: Psychologist (OPMH) Preferred Experience: Licensed Psychologist with at least one year post-doctoral experience.
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.