As a Staff Psychologist (BHIP Therapist) you will diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments/testing, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies, and other interventions such as biofeedback, psychological hypnosis, and environmental interventions. The BHIP team manages, coordinates, and provides Veteran-centered, recovery-oriented, and evidence-based care that is consistent with the Veteran's identified treatment goals. This team approach allows for close collaboration and assistance both with clinical and administrative needs and coverage. Medical Support Assistants provide scheduling and other administrative support as needed for the BHIP Teams. This mature clinic allows clinical staff to receive mentoring from seasoned staff and obtain training for professional growth and licensure on a regular basis. The program also allows for teaching of social work interns, non-independently licensed social workers, and other staff throughout the Mental Health Service, as well as self-initiated program improvement projects. BHIP at the SAVAHCS is on the cutting edge of innovation and transformation to improve team collaboration and empower Veterans to work toward recovery. Clinicians who work at the SAVAHCS need not worry about insurance companies, and they find the fully integrated medical record ideal for close collaboration of care. Major Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Functioning as an onsite and/or home tele-health practitioner Providing face-to-face and/or Virtual Video Connect (VVC) mental health therapy-related services for SAVAHCS Providing a full range of psychological assessment services for diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders Administering, scoring, interpreting, and writing reports for psychological tests and neuropsychological screenings Providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy a minimum of 30 hours per week Developing, implementing, and documenting the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders and clinical encounters. Consulting and collaborating within the assigned BHIP Teams and with community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients and families Managing BHP Therapy intakes and consults per policy Adhering to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the SAVAHCS or the Office of Mental Health Participating in on-going and advance required training to provide for clinical supervision of psychology and social work interns Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, a compressed work schedule will be considered for highly qualified candidates. Telework: Available for highly qualified candidates Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: Traveling throughout the medical center and the community is required, as is performing activities involving sitting, walking, and standing, bending and carrying such items as books, papers, and files. In carrying out responsibilities, it may be necessary for the Psychologist Therapist to travel into the community, to main campus or to other CBOCs where they conduct interviews with the veterans, their families, representative of community health and welfare agencies and law enforcement agencies.
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.