This psychologist serves as a PTSD or Trauma psychologist, and is able to perform evidence-based treatment for trauma, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, CBCT, ACT for PTSD is able to diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders, and may conduct research. At the GS 13 level, the following clinical activities are expected in the assignment for Staff Psychologists: Provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care for the Veterans referred to or enrolled in the CSRC. Provides initial behavioral assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, treatment planning, consultation/referral, and crisis intervention for veterans in the outpatient mental health clinic. Provides education to Veterans, family members, and significant others. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual and family psychotherapy for Veterans within the CSRC. Provides consultation to professional staff within VAPHS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for Veterans assigned to BHIP. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of Veterans in CSRC, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the VHAPTH medical staff, with clinical privileges designated through a detailed Scope of Practice. Assumes professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, Veteran care decisions, and documentation, under the supervision of the CTAD program manager. Assists the Program Manager in the design, development and implementation of psychological services and programs within BHIP and CSRC and coordinates these services with the assigned team or treatment providers. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the affiliated contract under which CSRC operates in service to VAPHS. Assists the Program Manager in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all Veterans, inclusive of appropriate documentation of suicide risk. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper Veteran check out procedures (e.g. entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings as required by the Behavioral Health Service Line ACOS/DACOS, Program Manager, and Facility Director. Attends monthly Psychology Clinical Training Committee meetings and intern supervisory staff meetings as required, upon acceptance of invitation to join the CTC. Participates and complies with Psychology peer review procedures, including serving on the Peer Review Subcommittee Review Board as needed or required. May provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training , Predoctoral Interns and Postdoctoral trainees. May be involved in Psychology Training Program and Training Committee. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff of units to which assigned. May be involved in the training of medical center staff, medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Provides clinical supervision and instruction for psychology interns assigned to CSRC. Involved in Psychology Training Program and Training Committee, including facilitating or presenting to interns in venues such as case conferences and training seminars. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff assigned to CSRC, particularly in the area of diagnosis and treatment of Behavioral Health Veterans. Serves as a consultant to other CSRC staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the psychological characteristics, and appropriate treatment expectations regarding Veterans with wide range of biopsychosocial problems and limitations. Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. Represents Psychology on decision-making committees at the Medical Center or Healthcare System. Actively participates in leadership roles on local, state, and national professional organizations. Represents the Medical Center or Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 08:00 AM-4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598477800
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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.