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 Full Time Permanent SPC Clinical Psychologist is located in the Mental Health Care Line, Social Work Section. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Mental Health Social Work. The SPC functions as a coordinator for care of veterans at suicide risk and an advisor to the Mental Health Care Line Chief of Staff, facility leadership, program managers, and staff concerning suicide prevention strategies for individual patient's level, and for the facility and veterans community as a whole. Major duties and responsibilities include: Tracking all suicide attempts and patients with serious suicide ideation at each facility through the use of the "Suicide - Parasuicide Reporting Template". Making recommendations for referral of repeat attempters to a Home Tele-health program using the Depression or PTSD dialogues, as appropriate. Assuring that all veterans on the facility tracking list are being followed closely by the appropriate provider on a regular basis as determined by the coordinator and the provider. Tracking any no-show appointments by these patients and following up with the patient as soon as possible to reschedule the appointment. Maintaining awareness of suicide treatment options and making recommendations to the patient's provider when new options become available. Coordinating the conduct of regularly scheduled environmental scans on inpatient psychiatric units to identify elements of the architecture or care processes that may lead to suicidal behavioral, and follow-up as needed. Working with community resources such as VSO's and other community groups to assure that they are aware of how to recognize Veterans at risk for suicide and their options for getting these Veterans assistance. Ability to diagnose mental disorders and conduct psychological and/or cognitive function assessments and screenings. Performs evaluations for psychodiagnosis, treatment planning and functional evaluations. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, consultation, rehabilitation and psychoeducation. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees on the Suicide Prevention Program. May hold faculty appointment at affiliated university. May be involved in Psychology Training Program and Training Committee. Creates, monitors, and analyzes program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using a data-driven quality assurance processes, as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:00PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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