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: Conducts initial and comprehensive psychosocial assessments of Veterans referred by the Primary Care providers Assesses high risk factors, acuity and need for services. Based on a comprehensive assessment, the incumbent uses professional judgment and advanced practical skills to make a clinical diagnosis and prognosis Provides insightful assessment of cases involving mental health diagnoses, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia, and other high risk diagnoses and determines if effective treatment can be provided with a short term intervention or requires a longer term intervention Coordinates and provides mental health treatment for Veterans assigned to PACT; actively contributes to their PACT teams regarding goals, objectives and interventions for psychosocial and clinical treatment; and recommends adjustments to the Veterans treatment plans and interventions based on any changing needs and/or responses to interventions May consult with other specialists in planning treatment for Veterans with co-morbidities Provides short term individual, family and group therapy services in accordance with the needs identified in the assessment and treatment plan Develops working relationships with other members of the PCMHI team and organizations having responsibilities for the same patient population. Maintains a current and productive network of referral resources Responsible for all entries in the Veteran's medical record (CPRS) and timely completion thereof, including discharge summaries and patient encounters. Responsible for completion of all assigned clinical reminders for patients under his/her care and perf01mance measures assigned to the Care Line Participates actively in Performance Improvement (PI) activities Participates in a variety of meetings as directed by the Chief of Psychology: Staff, committee, AD HOC/work-group committee, task-force, and/or other clinical or administrative activities Administration: Fully accountable for practice, including Veteran visits, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards 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 multi-disciplinary 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 Psychology Participates in education/CME lectures, research, specialty care programs, and/or clinics as assigned by the Chief of Psychology Participates in local, VISN, and national committees/community networking activities as requested by BHS or facility leadership Other duties as assigned Research/Education/Training: Participates in research as appropriate through case finding and re fen-al of patients to clinical investigators engaged in research or through participating in research studies Apply new approaches to patient care through integration of approved investigative and research methods in clinical practice, basing interventions on evidence of effectiveness Providing and, where appropriate, referring patients, families and significant others for counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention Promoting patient independence and achievement of optimal health through appropriate psychosocial education and community referrals Participating fully in educational development through standard section meetings Responsible 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: 599547800
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