Psychologist, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) - PTSD/SATP Specialty Team
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Internal Number: 613378700
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 The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Psychologist position exists within the PTSD Clinical Team/Substance Abuse Treatment Program (PCT/SATP) Specialty Team. The SUD Psychologist primarily treats Veterans admitted to the SATP program, for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders. The incumbent will be able to fully assess and objectively diagnose mental health disorders, particularly SUD related disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological screenings and/or assessments, and provide Evidence Based Psychotherapy (EBPs), specifically pertaining to the diagnoses of SUD. Duties include, but are not limited to: The incumbent's primary function is the delivery of individual and group psychotherapy for SUD, which may include, but is not limited to Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for SUD (CBT-SUD), Contingency Management, as well as other Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) consistent interventions for SUD. The incumbent's clinical work may also at times include the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) if trained, and necessary, as explained below. Treatment is provided in person or via telemental health modalities, such as Clinical Video Teleconferencing (CVT) or VA Video Connect (VVC). Training in, or a willingness to obtain and complete training in the SUD treatments mentioned above, in addition to others that are job consistent, is expected. Other therapies consistent with the VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) pertaining to the treatment Veterans with SUD, and to their families, may be utilized. The incumbent will develop, implement, and document the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. The incumbent may also, depending upon need and clinical skill, be flexibly involved in the treatment of Veterans with PTSD or comorbid PTSD and SUD, as the demand warrants and under the direction of the PCT/SATP Program Manager. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and uses the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Performs evaluations for wide array of patients representing diverse diagnostic entities. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions. Participates as an active treatment team member. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Provides Tele-mental health services. 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. Assures that appropriate referrals to specialty programs, including community resources, are accomplished. This may include ordering the following consults: a. Mental Health Service Programs, (i.e., Substance Abuse, PTSD, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Compensated Work Therapy, Homeless, and Day Treatment) Vocational Rehabilitation, and Long-Term Care. Fully accountable for practice, including entering patient visits, appropriate clinical documentation, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm Telework: Available; Some days per week may be possible, must live locally. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) - PTSD/SATP Specialty Team/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy.Hermann@va.gov or Taia.Henderson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator(s) for questions/assistance. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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