You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! Suicide Prevention Coordinator: The Suicide Prevention/REACH VET Coordinator (SPC) plans, develops, and facilitates implementation of suicide prevention strategies at the Memphis VA Medical Center and VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). The SPC also assists in identifying Veterans at high risk for suicide, and uses clinical skills and creative problem solving to coordinate enhanced care when needed. Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC): The incumbent is assigned to the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, working with Veterans who have serious mental Illness (SMI). The incumbent is a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides intake evaluations for diagnosis and treatment planning, intensive individual and group psychotherapy, case management and other clinical services for Veterans with SMI. Primary Care - Mental Health Integration (PCMHI): The incumbent functions as part of an interdisciplinary primary care team, working closely with Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) members to provide consultation, facilitate warm-hand offs, and offer adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Activities include brief individual and group therapy, risk evaluations, functional assessments, and mental health support for patients with mild to moderate mental health symptoms. PTSD Clinic: The incumbent is assigned to the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT), which is part of the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). Providers in our PCT Team work in both the outpatient PTSD Clinic and the PTSD-RRTP (Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program). This incumbent functions as a member of the PTSD team and provides diagnostic intake evaluations, and individual/group psychotherapy utilizing evidence-based treatments to Veterans with PTSD. Chemical Dependency Center (CDC): The incumbent provide assessment, individual, and group treatments to Veterans recovering from Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Services in the CDC include three levels of addiction recovery programming (outpatient, intensive outpatient or IOP, and residential) as well as close collaboration with our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) team. Preference will be given to applicants with training/experience in empirically standardized treatment approaches such as MI/MET, CBT-SUD, and Contingency Management (CM). Emergency Department - The incumbent provides crisis intervention to all veterans who come through the Emergency Department with a mental health diagnosis. The incumbent completes assessments and consults with Psychiatry and Emergency Room Physicians to determine most appropriate level of care. The incumbent is knowledgeable of community resources. The incumbent must be able to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, nights, and weekends. Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program: The incumbent is assigned to the outpatient Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) within the Mental Health Service. The incumbent provides screenings, intake evaluations for diagnosis and treatment planning, individual and group psychotherapy, treatment plans, case management, and other clinical services for Veterans with co-occurring mental disorders and medical problems. Family and Marital Therapy Clinic: The incumbent is assigned to the Family Mental Health Clinic within Mental Health Service and primarily provides family and couple's therapy. Sleep/Pain Psychologist: The incumbent will the psychologist assigned to the Sleep Clinic and Pain Clinic (50% Sleep Clinic, 50% Pain Clinic), and will provide assessment, individual, and group treatments for Veterans with sleep and pain conditions. Preference will be shown for clinicians already trained in either CBT-Insomnia or CBT-Chronic Pain. Spinal Cord Injury: The Memphis VA Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) service offers primary and acute medical care for SCI patients and provides rehabilitation to patients with new spinal cord injuries. The SCI psychologist provides comprehensive mental health services to Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. Preference will be shown for clinicians with experience in clinical health and/or rehabilitation psychology and experience working with Spinal Cord Injury. Acute Inpatient Psychiatry: Psychologists on the Acute Inpatient Psychiatry Unit (Ward 1c/1D) diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Psychologists are a part of the Interdisciplinary Team and may also be involved in program evaluation and training activities. Staff Neuropsychologist: The position is assigned to the Neuropsychology Program within Mental Health Service and involved neuropsychological assessment, intervention, and consultation. In addition to providing direct patient care, the neuropsychologist serves as a training supervisor and may have collateral research duties.
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.