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 VA Northern California Health Care system is currently recruiting a Psychologist-General Mental Health for the Mental Health service in the McClellan Clinic. The psychologist applies advanced strategies to a full range of patient problems in their work setting. They have advanced knowledge of culturally sensitive psychological assessment techniques, diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies them to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The incumbent is also required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted psychological theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of clinical populations. The primary job functions of psychologists include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, education of staff and participation in Psychology Training Program(s), including training committee activities, providing didactics, and supervision of practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows, with protected time c/w that established by OAA and the VANCHCS Supervision Manual. The incumbent may also provide telemental health services as needed/appropriate. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Provides specialized psychological services at all levels of complexity for patients, with service delivery to include intake evaluation, diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy and patient education. Performs clinically indicated evaluations for outpatient and inpatient populations. Forensic evaluations are generally not required with the exception of Compensation & Pension (C&P) examinations requested as part of the determination of service-connected disability ratings and related VA functions. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-education classes. Best practices, practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues to include patient's decision-making capacity regarding health care. Develops person-centered, culturally sensitive treatment plans to address mental health needs of patients. Conducts evaluations to aid in the differential diagnosis of complex cases. Completes all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system. Responds to patients request for release of records; return telephone calls, linking of services, and appropriate referrals .Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework, if approved, would be on a regularly scheduled basis, but this is not a virtual or remote position.
Internal Number: 599819500
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