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! The staff psychologist performs psychotherapy with the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT) and Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI). They may be assigned to any VHA program and setting, including inpatient or outpatient medicine, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organization Development. Staff psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Some of the major duties include, but are not limited to: Provide evidence-based psychotherapy and mental health diagnosis. Delivers a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others. Consults with professional staff within SLVHCS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Performs timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Assists the Team Leader and/or Service Chief in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. May present outcome data and research at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings, as appropriate. Assists in Psychology Training Program and Training Committee. May be involved in the training of medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. 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.