The Staff Psychologist recognizes deficits and problems which may be encountered in a diverse patient population with varying and complex medical and/or psychological problems in achieving satisfactory psychological adjustment. The incumbent ensures that all Healthcare System patients referred for psychological evaluation and/or treatment are provided appropriate services in a comprehensive, unified manner, and on a timely basis. Announcement extended for additional applications. ***Current Permanent Federal Employees, apply to Vacancy CBST-10999793-21-LA*** Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following: Provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care; Delivers patient care through Clinical Video Telecommunications (CVT) when appropriate; Performs evaluations for all Veterans from all backgrounds and ages; Provides a full range of psychological services including: Evidence based psychotherapy and cognitive, intellectual, achievement and personality assessments; Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues; Schedules outpatient clinic appointment using Veterans Health Information Systems and technology Architecture (Vista) scheduling options; May be required to be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities; Assesses and treat the full spectrum of mental health illness as assigned; Establishes and maintains professional activities of a psychological nature which most readily and appropriately meet the needs of the patients in the clinical area assigned; Ensures a well-balanced, diversified and comprehensive program in order to maximize contributions by Psychology Section staff and trainees as assigned; Consults with other health care providers and treatment teams regarding overall program planning and implementation; Provides the knowledge, flexibility, and clinical maturity to adapt to and develop comprehensive psychological services in the area of the Healthcare System to which they are assigned. Performs other related duties as assigned. Additionally, this position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). If selected for this position, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VA Policy 1021. Award amount is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. (Subject to change based upon agency needs) 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.