VA Psychologists working in Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic (OPC) provide assessment services and comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment to veterans presenting with mental-health and behavioral-health concerns. The Psychologist is responsible for implementation of time-limited, evidence-based programs and interventions for Veterans presenting in an outpatient mental-health care setting. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions. Psychologists consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities. This may include psychological and psycho-diagnostic assessment, group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and treatment planning. Applicants should possess good time management skills, good communication and negotiation skills to balance workload demands. NF/SG VHS has implemented a completely computerized medical record, applicants should be familiar with and able to use a personal computer. In addition, applicants should be proficient in writing psychological reports, chart notes, and treatment summaries. Psychologists selected should be able to prioritize their work appropriately and should seek consultation as needed to deal with difficult cases. Psychologists need excellent customer service skills toward both patients and coworkers, they should be able to remain positive even during times of high levels of stress, and should be able to work collegially with all other professions and should demonstrate tolerance of those with different opinions and/or attitudes. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to: Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions for Veterans and other eligible patients through a variety of modalities including evidence-based practices and adjunctive interventions including but not necessarily limited to individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, consultation, rehabilitation, and psycho-education. Diagnoses mental disorders, and conducts psychological and/or cognitive function assessments and neuropsychological screenings. Designs and implements effective treatment strategies. Incorporates new clinical procedures when appropriate. Provides professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health. Participates in evaluation of peers as part of the FPPE and OPPE review process. Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties). Participate in continuous performance-improvement efforts, PDCA and system redesign committees. Present outcome data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific professional meetings with appropriate approval. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Tour of duty will typically be M-F, 8am to 4:30pm, depending on patient care and the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement Title: Staff Psychologist, Mental Health Service Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible for Orlando VA & Tampa VA only- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details.
Internal Number: 599778200
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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.