The incumbent serves as a Psychologist on the Mental Health Residential Treatment Program/Domiciliary Unit (MH RRTP/Dom) and specializes in the treatment of PTSD, substance use disorders, and other comorbid mental health disorders among the veterans residing at the MH RRTP/Dom. This position is under the MH RRTP Program Manager. Duties to include but not limited to: As a provider of care, the psychologist is a credentialed and privileged Licensed Independent Practitioner who: Functions as an essential member of the interdisciplinary MH RRTP/Dom; Provides behavioral expertise, education, and clinical guidance to MH RRTP/Dom staff in the management of SUD and PTSD; Assesses the need for referral for more intensive psychological services for SUD and PTSD; coordinates with providers within MH RRTP/Dom and the hospital when other care such as psychiatric or palliative care is involved; Responsible for the timely and appropriate completion of treatment plans for MH RRTP/Dom residents; Cosigns Treatment Plan Reviews and Discharge Summaries of MH RRTP/Dom clients to maintain quality and appropriateness; provides specialized care such as Dual Diagnosis and Anger Management groups; provides specialized care in the form of psychotherapeutic intervention for SUD and PTSD clients whose assessment indicates a need for the advanced skill and training of a licensed psychologist; reviews and translates research into practical interventions for improved patient outcome; supports the activities of the MH RRTP/Dom specifically, and the activities of the Mental Health Service, and all medical services of the facility generally. Focus is on integrating the psychosocial rehabilitation provided in the MH RRTP/Dom, with all other services provided in the medical center. Requires administrative knowledge of mental health clinic settings and clinical knowledge as a psychologist. This includes a contemporary knowledge of behavioral science theories and practice including evidence based practices and techniques. Possess the analytical ability to research, assemble, and compile information and data, evaluate the results against appropriate standards, and recommend corrective action where indicated. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
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.