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 Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, is currently recruiting for two (2) Mental Health Providers for the PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom in Colorado Springs, Colorado. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ALSO OPEN TO SOCIAL WORKERS & LICENSED PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (LPMHC) Internal Social Worker applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248367-21-TSS External Social Worker applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248368-21-TSS Internal LPMHC applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248370-21-TSS External LPMHC applicants are encouraged to apply to: CBSU-11248371-21-TSS The incumbent serves as a fully qualified Staff Psychologist Primary Care Mental Health Integration Health Psychology Section (PCMHI) in the Health Psychology Section of with assignment as a Health Psychology Consultant. This is one of the functional units providing psychological services to the Mental Health Service/Eastern Colorado Health Care System. The incumbent has primary assignment in the support of behavioral health services to primary care patients as part of the Primary care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Program. Performs evaluations for patient conditions that include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and general emotional and cognitive functioning. The assessment and care provided accommodate to the cognitive, emotional, chronological maturation, and diversity needs of the person served. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions with a strong emphasis on evidence-based models of care. Conducts assessment appropriate to individual patient with attention to on the implications of test results for a veteran's everyday, real-world function and successful treatment/management of mental health problems and other health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and pain. Provides brief, structured psychotherapy and counseling. Consults to ambulatory care staff and primary care providers on a wide variety of patient care issues pertinent to medical treatment and psychosocial recovery. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions for patients including assessing adjustment to illness/injury, coping style and its effectiveness, and the contribution of medical condition to current emotional functioning anct vice versa; provides recommendations to primary care providers; develops treatment plans and recommendations, including referral to Mental Health Clinic Programs when indicated, to achieve goals of psychosocial rehabilitation. Consults with other medical center staff on patient care issues pertinent to medical treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation. Assumes responsibility for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist (PCMHI)/PD000000 and PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized to highly qualified applicant. EDRP Authorized: Contact Jeffrey.Young9@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.