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 (90%): Provides a full range of psychotherapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling, and psychoeducational classes to address identified psychological needs of patients presenting to the residential program Provide a full range of psychological assessment services (excluding neuropsychological) to clarify the needs of the Veterans and to facilitate development of a holistic treatment plan Attend regularly scheduled treatment team meetings, daily huddles and other staff related consultations Collaborate with other specialties within the LVR3 team to create a holistic, recovery based treatment plan with Veterans Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multi-disciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals Assures that appropriate referrals to specialty programs, including community resources, are accomplished. This may include referrals to Mental Health Programs (i.e., Mental Health Clinic, Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP), Neuropsychology, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Compensated Work Therapy, Homeless services, Vocational Rehabilitation) Complete all clinical charting and documentation required by the health care system in a timely manner The DOM-SUD Psychologist may consult with other specialists in planning and coordinating treatment for Veterans with co-morbidities Participates actively in Performance Improvement (PI) activities Adheres to HIPPA, privacy regulations and VHA Directives related to release of information Administration (5%): Fully accountable for practice, including Veteran visits, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards Participates fully in peer review, assessing the quality of professional psychology standards provided in the organization Serves as a consultant, liaison, and point of contact for programs within Behavioral Health services, throughout the hospital, and within the community Participates in a variety of meetings as directed and approved by the DOM-SUD Program Manager Participates in education/CME lectures, research, specialty care programs, and/or clinics as assigned by the DOM-SUD Program Manager Participates in local, VISN, and national committees/community networking activities as requested by BHS or facility leadership Other duties as assigned Research/Education/Training (5%): Participating in research as appropriate through case finding and referral of patients to clinical investigators engaged in research or through participating in research studies Applying new approaches to patient care through integration of approved investigative and research methods in clinical practice, basing interventions on evidence of effectiveness Promoting patient independence and achievement of optimal health through appropriate psychosocial education and community referrals Assuming responsibility for professional development by attending relevant training and regularly reviewing the literature to improve clinical competencies May be involved in the Psychology training programs, the training of social work interns, psychiatric residents, medical students, and nursing students, as appropriate
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