The incumbent serves as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) for the outpatient mental health services at the WJB Dorn VAMC or associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). This position may be filled as a Social Worker or Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor. For Social Worker please apply to announcement CBTB-11075074-21-KJL. The LPMHC is licensed to independently practice professional counseling and to provide mental health services within the knowledge, theory, and training foundations of professional counseling. They may be assigned to any mental health VHA area, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. LPMHCs may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Duties may include: Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services. Provides/Assists with diagnoses of mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients to include a full range of psycho-diagnostic services. Provide comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Provides education to patients, family members, significant others, and community members. Provides consultation to professional staff within the WJB Dorn VAMC or CBOC and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Functions as a member of the Outpatient Mental Health Team. The incumbent assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency. 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.