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 This psychologist is assigned professionally to the General Mental Health Section of the Psychology Service of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, and will function as a full member of the Mental Health Medical Staff. This position serves the outpatient mental health clinic but may also include after-care and post-hospitalization clinical duties. It requires familiarity with a recovery orientation to the care and treatment of mental illness, and knowledge of evidence-based psychotherapies and techniques applicable to this setting. Duties of the Position include but are not limited to: Providing a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients with psychiatric disorders. Providing education to patients, family members, and significant others. Providing consultation to professional staff within Phoenix VAMC or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Developing, implementing, and documenting the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functioning independently as a member of the Phoenix VAMC Medical Staff, with clinical privileges. The psychologist assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Assisting the Section Chief in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for the Veteran population served. Adhering to operational policies and procedures for health care as directed by the Medical Center and Section management. Assisting the Section Chief in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Facilitating liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., evening and weekend hours may be needed, based on clinic needs. Telework: May be available on a limited basis, based on clinic needs. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not require.
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.