This position is located in the Psychology Service at the Albany VA Medical Center in Albany, New York. The incumbent holds a valid state license to practice Psychology from a fully accredited program granted by the American Psychological Association. The Psychologist functions as part of the staff in the PC-MHI Program, providing behavioral health care co-located in Primary Care within the Medical Center and Community Based Outpatients Clinics. 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 Duties Provides psychological and psychosocial assessment and diagnoses of mental disorders and determines risk level for self or other directed harm. Provides education and interventions to patients, family members and significant others based on recovery oriented principals. Provides targeted evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals, groups, families and caregivers in the outpatient treatment setting PC-MHI interventions are predominately brief and solution focused. Interventions are patient directed, patient specific, trauma informed and recovery oriented. Demonstrates ability to assess for level of care and facilitates referral to specialty care programs as appropriate. Provides consultation to VA providers and community partners regarding clinical assessment findings and treatment plan recommendations for shared patients. Provides timely documentation of results of assessments, consultations and interventions. Develops, implements, and documents the recommended plan of care. Provides services in clinic and using TeleHealth and TeleHealth/Home modalities when applicable. Collaborates with Patient Aligned Care Team staff using an interdisciplinary team approach including participation in treatment team meetings. Responsible for supporting the mission, policies, and procedures of VA, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN2), VAMC Albany and the PC-MHI Program. May serve on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility, VISN, and/or VA Central Office levels. Keeps supervisor apprised of problems and recommends solutions to problems encountered in the incumbent's area of responsibility. Is responsible for furthering own professional growth through education, appropriate to area of assignment and the field of Psychology. Provides coverage for colleagues during staff absences within the PC-MHI program. Maintains work productivity and quality consistent with facility and discipline specific standards and the complexity of the assignment. Represents PC-MHI in interdisciplinary team meetings, discipline specific meetings and facility meetings as appropriate. Including sharing knowledge and expertise gained from clinical practice and education relevant to the field of Psychology. Must comply with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program. Demonstrates the ability to evaluate their own practice through professional peer review, case conferences, supervision and other organizational means. Other duties may be assigned Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600076100
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