The Central Texas Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified Staff Psychologist for our Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine Service located in Temple, Texas. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Contributes to the gathering of biopsychosocial assessment information. Develops of a detailed treatment plan for veterans serviced by the PTSD Clinical Team Provides recovery planning and psychological treatment to Veterans with a wide range of co-occurring disorders, including but not limited to anxiety, PTSD, depression, substance use, and personality disorders. Serves at the Mental Health Treatment Coordinator (MHTC) for assigned veterans. Provides a full range of psychological services (including group psychotherapy) within an outpatient PTSD Clinical Team treatment setting. Provides evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy to veterans with complex mental health problems, especially as regards to adaptation and rehabilitation. Treatment approaches may include but are not limited to: prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, and/or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Administers/scores or evaluates psychodiagnostic tests, including neurocognitive screening as appropriate. Participates as a member of medical center hospital committees as directed. Serves as an advisor, consultant and/or resource person to the staff within the medical center. Maintains appropriate records and follow-up data on patients who are their responsibility. Serves as a member of the planning group for evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment program and modifying it to better serve the needs of the patient. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes, completing encounters, and signing or co-signing notes). Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings as held by CTVHCS and MH&BM management. Attends regular Psychology Service staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, MH&BM Staff meetings and complies with Psychology Service peer review procedures. Provides clinical instruction for psychology interns or other psychology trainees as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm 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.