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 Clinical: (1) Provides psychosocial and/or clinical services including direct Veteran care to ADTP enrollees. (2) Conducts psychological assessments in collaboration with the multidisciplinary treatment team and the Veteran. Includes the Veteran's family members and significant others as needed, so long as the Veteran approves and proper procedures for consent are followed. (3) Provides clinical case management in person and over the telephone including monitoring appointment attendance, following-up on cancelled appointments, providing resources, monitoring response and compliance to care, and other case management responsibilities deemed necessary. (4) Evaluates patients in terms of both the need for psychotherapy and the probability of such psychotherapy being effective. (5) Evaluates Veteran's progress, including Veteran's reaction and ability to cope. Based on a comprehensive assessment, uses professional judgment and advanced practice skills to make a psychosocial diagnosis and prognosis. Assesses risk factors and develops a preliminary disposition plan, involving the Veteran and family/significant other. Performs insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia and other high-risk diagnoses. (6) Develops comprehensive treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals, objectives and interventions for psychosocial clinical treatment. Makes adjustments to the treatment plan and interventions based on the changing needs, response to interventions and to improve outcomes. (7) Participates in the assignment of Veterans to treatment teams and programs. Consults with other specialists in planning treatment for Veterans with co-morbidities. (8) Develops working relationships with other organizations having responsibilities for the same patient population. Maintains a current and productive network of referral resources. (9) Ultimately responsible for all entries in the Veteran's medical record (CPRS) and timely completion thereof, including discharge summaries and patient encounters. (10) Adheres to patient rights and patient advocacy responsibilities. (11) Provides patient and family education services. (12) Adheres to HIPPA, privacy regulations and VHA Directives related to release of information. (13) Responsible for completion of all assigned clinical reminders for patients under his/her care, and performance measures assigned to the Behavioral Health Service care line. (14) Participates actively in Performance Improvement (PI) activities. (15) Participates in a variety of meetings as directed by the ADTP Program Manager and the Chief of Psychology: Staff, committee, AD HOC/work-group committee, task-force, and/or other clinical or administrative activities. Administration: (1) Fully participates in peer review, assessing the quality of professional Psychology standards provided in the organization. (2) Fully accountable for practice, including Veteran visits, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards. (3) Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multi-disciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals. (4) Participates in a variety of meetings as directed by the ADTP Program Manager and Chief of Psychology. (5) Participates in education/CME lectures, research, specialty care programs, and/or clinics as assigned by the ADTP Program Manager and the Chief of Psychology. (6) Participates in local, VISN, and national committees/community networking activities as requested by BHS or facility leadership. (7) Completes other duties as assigned. Research/Education/Training: (1) Participates in research as appropriate through case findings and refe1rnl of patients to clinical investigators engaged in research or through participating in research studies (2) Applies new approaches to patient care through integration of approved investigative and research methods in clinical practice, basing interventions on evidence of effectiveness (3) Provides, where appropriate, referring patients, families and significant others for counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention (4) Promotes patient independence and achievement of optimal health through appropriate psychosocial education and community refe1Tals (5) Fully participates in educational development through standard section meetings. (6) Assumes responsibility for professional development by attending relevant training and regularly reviewing the literature to improve clinical competencies. (7) May be involved in Psychology and Behavioral Health Service training programs, the training of social work interns, psychiatric residents, medical students, and nursing students, as appropriate.
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.