The Wilkes Barre Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for a Clinical Psychologists to provide care for our Veterans at the Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center. As a Licensed Provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will practice independently in the provision of psychological services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions & mental disorders. Clinical Responsibilities may include: Diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, & provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders Provision of education to patients, family members, and significant others regarding assessment processes, VA services, treatment options, or other issues impacting the veteran or family Comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy within the Mental Health Clinic, CBOC or in-patient setting as warranted. Consultation with other professional staff within the WBVAMC, its CBOC's and/or community providers, regarding clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients assigned to various mental health related programs. Development, implementation, and documentation of the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients within Mental Health/Behavioral Services (MH/BS), including prompt completion of a variety of clinical reminders. Functioning independently as a member of the WBVAMC Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges, assuming complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Completion of Compensation and Pension examinations as directed by the Chief of Psychology/Chief of Mental Health/Behavioral Services, to be completed in accordance with quality standards established by external review organization (CPEP) and in terms of timeframes established for programs nationally by National Headquarters Provide are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions 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 Administrative responsibilities may include: Assisting the Chief of Psychology and Chief of Mental Health in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the Mental Health and Behavioral Service and the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Assist the Chief of Psychology & Chief of Mental Health 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. Complying with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complying with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attending and participating in administrative and informational meetings held by the ACOS for Mental Health Participates and complies with Psychology peer review procedures, including serving on the Peer Review Subcommittee Review Board as needed or required. Participates and complies with all Performance Improvement/Quality Management initiatives, including service on Root Cause Analysis (RCA) reviews as needed or as required Teaching and/or Training may include: Providing clinical supervision and instruction for students and/or residents assigned to the Mental Health Clinic rotation. Participation in student/resident/staff training program, including facilitating or presenting in venues such as case conferences and training seminars; may be assigned to present on mental health issues to Clinical Staff Grand Rounds or other internal medical center educational activities. Provide leadership, guidance and consultation to staff assigned to the Mental Health Clinic. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in their formulation of the psychological characteristics, and appropriate treatment expectations regarding veterans with anxiety and adjustment related disorders as well as other psychological conditions. Other Responsibilities may include: Serving as a member of the Mental Health and Behavioral Service Performance Improvement Team, and regularly attending scheduled meetings, functions and relevant training associated with this committee. Serving as a member of the Code White Team, and regularly responding to Code White psychiatric emergencies in a timely fashion, coordinating efforts with the Code White Team Leader or designate Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (rotating coverage for Saturdays and Holidays) Telework: Telework is available. This position may be virtual for highly qualified candidates; to be determined upon selection. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.