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. This Staff Psychologist position is organizationally located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (VAMC), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the Acute Mental Health (MH) Program, involving specific clinical assigned in the Emergency Department (ED). The psychologist provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services, including crisis/risk assessment and management, psychological and decision-making capacity assessment, and utilization of the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care for Veterans receiving care in the ED. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services, including assessment, and uses the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Performs evaluations for the full range of mental health clients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and admitted to the Mental Health (MH) Acute and Acute Transition Units. Provides a full range of evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions including: individual psychotherapy, group interventions, and psychoeducational approaches. Addresses mental health patients' concerns in collaboration with ED staff, including the ED social worker and on-call psychiatrist. Completed mental health reminder screenings with an emphasis on assessment of suicidal and homicidal thoughts. Admits patients to the MH Acute Unit, and collaborates with the ED social worker and on-call psychiatrist as necessary for disposition/support/transportation for patients not appropriate for hospital admission. Completes telephone call-backs to veterans recently discharged from the MH Acute and Acute Transition Units. Consults with the charge nurse and on-call psychiatrist to address behavioral and medical issues on the MH Acute and Acute Transition Units. Provides mental health consultation on the off-tours throughout the medical center. Conducts Compensation and Pension evaluations. Provides clinical supervision to psychology trainees, including practicum students, predoctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows. Oversees the establishment of program monitoring and outcome measurements in conjunction with the program manager. Work Schedule: Full Time - Evenings, Weekends & Holidays 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.