The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent, Psychologist - Home Based Primary Care/Rehabilitation & Extended Care. This position is located in the Rehabilitation & Extended Care service line. **A recruitment incentive may be eligible to a highly qualified candidate** Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of depressive and anxiety-related disorders, as well as other Axis I conditions, with an emphasis on the application of time-limited, evidence-based approaches. Assess and provide treatments for subclinical symptoms of dysphoria and anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and excessive use or misuse of alcohol or other drugs. Provide psychological prevention services to patients at significant risk for psychological problems. Provide services to the families of Veterans with dementia being served by HBPC/REC when such care is directly related to the overall treatment plan for the Veteran and will allow better care for the Veteran and allow the family to sustain the Veteran in the home environment. Provide clinical services through the use of telemental health/telehome technology. Perform capacity/competency assessments when there are questions about a patient's ability to make medical decisions. Assess patients' understanding of advanced directive and other forms of consent and assist staff in determining how to present treatment options and other such material to patients in a format they understand. Provide individual and group interventions to support patients that are coping with feelings of grief and loss associated with disability and other life transitions. Provide psychoeducational and supportive interventions, in conjunction with the Veteran, for spouses, family members/caregivers, and others that are crucial to keeping the Veteran at home for maintaining the Veteran in the REC care setting. Facilitate transition and adjustment to new living situations, and provide seamless intervention services. Provide behavioral medicine interventions to manage pain, disability, address sleep problems, facilitate weight loss, promote smoking cessation, and enhance medical compliance. Promote patient independence and achievement of optimal health through appropriate psychosocial education and community referrals. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, with some evenings and weekends possible. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.