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 The Psychologist will provide a full range of psychological services to the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) patients, including screening; psychological, cognitive, and capacity assessments; psychotherapy; and prevention-oriented services. Responsibilities of the HBPC mental health provider include: Providing in-home assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological conditions, with an emphasis on application of time-limited, evidence-based approaches. Providing psychological prevention in collaboration with the team. Collaborating with the team in suicide risk assessment, management, and prevention activities, as well as assessment and management of other behavioral safety concerns including elder abuse or neglect, domestic violence, or other behaviors putting Veterans or caregivers at risk for harm. Providing evaluations related to cognitive deficits and perfuming capacity assessments when there are questions related to a patient's ability to make medical decisions, perform other specific functions or live interpedently. Promoting communication/interactions and collaboration among HBPC team members, patients, and their caregivers to facilitate the plan of care and treatment process. Participating in the development of the individual plan of care at interdisciplinary care meetings for assigned panel of patients. Participating in the development and implantation of HBPC's process for continuous performance improvement. Providing services to the caregivers of patient when such care is related to the patient's overall plan of care. Caregivers participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers are eligible to receive mental health services from VA, independent of the patient's plan of care. Other duties as assigned. Recruitment/Relocation may be eligible for highly qualified applicants. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p rotating call Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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