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 Serves as a staff psychologist with primary duties involving: 1) the psychological assessment and treatment of Veterans who present for mental health services, which includes the provision of treatments to address Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), depression, anxiety, and health related concerns. The psychologist incumbent is a licensed independent practitioner whose primary functions are assessment and diagnosis and delivery of evidence-based psychotherapies including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, STAIR and/or Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Veterans who have experienced trauma, including military sexual trauma. The incumbent is expected to have a high degree of motivation, skill and dedication to effectively deliver evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD in both face-to-face and telemental health settings. S/he can conduct mental health screening, assessment, and diagnosis, and is broadly acquainted with various clinical treatment modalities and clinical support systems. Duties include, but not limited to: Ability to evaluate and diagnose mental health disorders by conducting psychological assessments. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic (EBP) interventions. For the positions within the PCT, the psychologist will provide EBPS for PTSD and comorbid disorders including depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Provides consultation and EBPs, which includes delivery of group, individual, or couples interventions for PTSD. Ability to provide EBPs for mental health consequences of MST in male or female Veterans. Provision of group, individual or couples services within the PCT clinical program via telemental health modalities, such as clinical video teleconferencing (CVT). Ability to work in an interdisciplinary medical setting involving psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, and social workers as well as administrative and scheduling staff. Facilitates liaisons with other mental health programs to effectively coordinate services. 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). Attends regular PCT meetings, Psychology Service staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, and complies with Psychology Service peer review procedures. Staff member contributes to performance improvement activities within the Psychology Department and PTSD Treatment Programs. Attends relevant Psychology Service and MH&BSS meetings and complies with quality review procedures. Assists the PCT Program Manager in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for health care as directed by the Medical Center and Psychology Service Management. Completes risk assessment and evaluates for appropriate level of care. Functions independently as a member of the Phoenix VA HCS Medical Staff, with clinical privileges. The psychologist assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Staff member may engage in research activities with the approval of the Psychology Chief. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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