Staff Psychologist - Mental Health Consultation-Liaison
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas, Texas
Internal Number: 616445100
Staff Psychologist on the Mental Health Consultation- Liaison Team. The primary location for the work will be in the emergency department, however, the psychologist may also be called upon to provide care across the facility as part of the C-L team. The C- L psychologist completes complex mental health assessments, provides intensive case management services and psychotherapy to Veterans. *NOTE: This position is also being recruited for as a Staff Psychologist, Senior Social Worker, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioner). See How You Will Be Evaluated for details. Facilitates assignment to mental health services such as general psychiatric outpatient services, acute inpatient psychiatric services, substance use disorder outpatient services, substance use disorder acute inpatient services, opioid replacement services, geriatric outpatient services, geriatric acute inpatient services, domiciliary placement services, HUD/Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH) homeless services, Health Care for Homeless Veteran (HCHV) homeless services, Grant Per Diem (GPD) services, Trauma services, Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) services, telepsychiatry, or other mental health services offered by VANTHCS. Incumbent's responsibilities commonly involve providing mental health consultation for providers in other disciplines, and may also involve supervising pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees and/or health care professional students, and/or postdoctoral fellows within the VA North Texas Health Care System. Additional administrative duties may be assigned by the team leadership based on Mental Health Service needs. - Serves as a Staff Psychologist and member of the Mental Health Service on the C- L Team. - Provides consultation to other providers in the hospital and will assist in treatment planning and making recommendations as needed. - Administrative responsibilities are not a major component of the position but may be required. - Requires General Clinical Privileges as a Psychologist. performs specialized treatment of complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veterans, including making psychosocial and psychological diagnoses within approved Clinical Privileges or scope of practice. - Knowledgeable and able to apply, a wide range of professional psychological theories and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations. - Develops coherent treatment strategies and effectively incorporate new clinical procedures. - Able to effectively present complex, technical mental health information about co-occurring disorders, such as PTSD, mood disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, etc., to patient, family members, and hospital staff. - Knowledge of current research literature and has received training in brief behavioral interventions applicable to the inpatient medical and Emergency Department (ED)environments. uses their knowledge of advanced professional theories and techniques to provide a high level of service to a wide range of Veterans seen by the C - L team. - Responds to patient crisis situations in a timely manner with the goal of assisting the patient to maintain a positive and effective relationship with the staff, family, and other patients. Patient and staff safety will take priority in any crisis. - Administers and interprets a variety of psychological assessment tools. Psychological interviews, testing, and assessment skills are utilized for a variety of patient conditions. They are aware of complicating factors such as substance abuse/dependence, medical/neurological conditions, personality, and other psychological functioning factors, including the co-morbidity of substance abuse and psychiatric conditions. - Engages in all team related activities, including attendance of weekly C - L Team meetings, monthly Psychology staff meetings and overall compliance with Psychology peer review procedures. As with all Staff Psychologist positions in Mental Health, may be called upon to serve on ad hoc workgroups or committees within the service to address problems and concerns of the service. - Consults with medical center staff regarding various patient care issues. As such it is necessary that communicate and interact well with other disciplines and treatment providers. - Participates in the MH team's performance improvement project(s) aimed at evaluating inefficiencies within the clinic and developing strategies to remedy such issues. - Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff, assisting in their formulation of psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. Work Schedule: One position: Wednesday and Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. One position: Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Monday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist - Mental Health Consultation-Liaison/PD00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Not Authorized
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.