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 Clinical (60 %): Provides clinical services including direct Veteran care to ADTP enrollees. Provides individual, group and family therapies as well as psychological assessment. Conducts comprehensive psychosocial assessments. Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment, identifying needs and strengths. Effectively uses professional skill, objectivity and insight. Uses clinical training, insight and experience to interpret data and to identify viable treatment options. Assesses high risk factors, acuity and need for services Develops comprehensive treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals, objectives and interventions for psychosocial clinical treatment. Makes adjustments to the treatment plan and interventions based on the changing needs, response to interventions and to improve outcomes. Adheres to HIPP A, privacy regulations and VHA Directives related to release of information. Responsible for completion of all assigned clinical reminders for patients under his/her care, and performance measures assigned to the Care Line. Administration (30%): Participates fully in peer review, assessing the quality of professional psychology standards provided in the organization. Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multidisciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals. Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multidisciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals. Serves as a consultant, liaison, and point of contact for programs within Behavioral Health services, throughout the hospital, and within the community. Participates in a variety of meetings as directed by the Chief of Behavioral Health. Participates in education/CME lectures, research, specialty care programs, and/or clinics as assigned by the Chief of Behavioral Health. Responsible to oversee the day-to-day operations of the ADTP staff. He/She collects data, keeps administrative records, monitors Veteran and program clinical indicators, thresholds, and performance measures. The incumbent is responsible for preparing reports and statistics for V ASNHS, VISN, and national use, as well as drafting responses to Congressional inquiries. Evaluates the quality of the professional services provided. He/She devises methods of obtaining and evaluating data to determine the effectiveness of treatment and identifies consistent qualities of successful and non-successful interventions within ADTP. Responsible for oversight of required clinical records as well as any reports due to higher level reporting agencies (e.g., BHS Leadership, Facility-Level Executive Leadership, VA Central Office, etc.). The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting and coordinating clinical and support program development across disciplines and with other Service Lines. Participates actively in Performance Improvement (PI) activities, including taking lead on ADTP related SAIL measures. Participates in local, VISN, and national committees/community networking activities as requested by BHS or facility leadership. Other duties as assigned. Research/Education/Training (10%): Participate in research as appropriate through case finding and referral of patients to clinical investigators engaged in research or through participating in research studies. Applies new approaches to patient care through integration of approved investigative and research methods in clinical practice, basing interventions on evidence of effectiveness. Provide and, where appropriate, referring patients, families and significant others for counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention. Promote patient independence and achievement of optimal health through appropriate psychosocial education and community referrals. Participating fully in educational development through standard section meetings. Assuming responsibility for professional development by attending relevant training and regularly reviewing the literature to improve clinical competencies. Involved in the Psychology training programs, the training of social work interns, psychiatric residents, medical students, and nursing students, as appropriate.
Internal Number: 599555800
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