This full-time permanent Trauma Psychologist position is within the Trauma Services Program (TSP ) and physically located at the Jacksonville Community Based Outpatient Center which is part of the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System. As a Psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will practice independently in the provision of psychological services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental disorders. consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. You will independently provide specialized psychological services at all levels of complexity for combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or MST with service delivery to include intake evaluation, diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy and case management. Provide a full range of therapeutic intervention to patients served by the Trauma Services Program (TSP). This includes VA supported first-line evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for PTSD, The full range of therapeutic interventions to patients served by the TSP largely include VA supported first-line evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for PTSD including but not solely limited to: Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), as well as other adjunctive and supported EBTs, individual and group psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, psychoeducation, and outreach services to community and other federal government entities. Modalities may include using tele-mental health technology. Performs psychological evaluations of patients with diagnosis of PTSD to include administration of standard PTSD assessment instruments including CAPS and PCL, as well as variety of post-deployment adjustment difficulties with primary emphasis on veterans deployed into a combat zone and/or MST. Deliver a full range of therapeutic intervention to units/programs in the Medical Center including individual psychotherapy and/or counseling, vocational counseling, group therapy, family therapy, crisis interventions, administration and interpretation of: psychometric test (objective), psychometric test (projective), program evaluation, psychological research, biofeedback, hypnotherapy, neuropsychological assessment, sexual dysfunction therapy, and specified atypical psychotherapy. You will be responsible for the provision of outpatient posttraumatic stress disorder services as part of the TSP comprised of individual and group psychotherapy for Veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD. You will also participate in collaborative treatment planning and program development as part of the TSP. Independently provide specialized psychological service at all levels of complexity for combat-related PTSD and/or MST with service delivery to include intake evaluation, diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy and case management. Attend and participate in administrative and informational meetings held by Chief of Service, Chief of Staff and Director; attend monthly Psychological Service Staff meetings and complies with Psychology Service peer review procedures; completes assigned Performance Improvement activities at the program, service line, and medical center level. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
Internal Number: 598515800
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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.