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 A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individuals This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT until September 15, 2021. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. The Psychologist is assigned to the Psychology Service of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Incumbent has specialized knowledge and expertise assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of general mental health disorders/conditions. Psychologist requires appropriate time mapping and resources to ensure they are empowered to meet expected proficiencies in administration, clinical practice, education, and research. Psychologists can work in the following clinical areas: Suicide Prevention, BHIP, PTSD Clinic, Health Psychology, PCMHI and Psychosocial Recovery programs with the SMI populations. The duties are but not limited to: Providing a range of psychological diagnostic services for patients. Performing psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for the purpose of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations. These evaluations employ a comprehensive diagnostic interview, review of available records, collateral contact when available, as well as objective, and cognitive tests when indicated. Providing a range of psychological therapeutic interventions utilizing empirically supported modalities when indicated. Consulting with and serve as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for, evaluation of, and development of psychological services in STVHCS. Assisting in the selection, training, and supervision staff at lower grade within assigned program area, Psychology Service, or STVHCS. Serving as a clinical supervisor for psychology pre- doctoral interns, postdoc fellows, and doctoral level practicum students in psychology and other disciplines. Preparing and teaching seminars/workshops for STVHCS trainees/staff on topics within interest/competency areas. Serving as a member of the STVHCS Psychology Training Committee. Conducting approved psychological research that supports the mission of STVHCS alone or in collaboration with other professional in STVHCS or affiliated academic institutions. Oversight of the administrative and programmatic resources of various clinical programs that are specialized/complex and significantly impact the delivery of health care service to veterans in the STVHCS. Coordinating programming within the various mental health programs with managers of other programs in mental health as well as with discipline supervisors of affected staff assigned to these programs. Managing the work of various clinical programs and their staff, ensuring that work is assigned in a systematic way and meets facility and VA guidelines/standards. Serving as the representative for Psychology Service on various Psychology Service, Mental Health Service Line, System, or VISN administrative committees or work groups. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:00pm, alternate schedules, extended and compressed Tour of Duty (TOD). Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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