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 Staff Psychologist is assigned to the Mental Health Service, in the Domiciliary Substance Use Disorder (DOM-SUD) Treatment Program at the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center. This position will provide a variety of psychological services to Veterans suffering from substance use disorders and/or additional mental health disorders with an interdisciplinary team. Duties for the Staff Psychologist (DOM-SUD) may include but are not limited to: Duties include, but are not limited to, a full range of psychodiagnostic services including assessment, and using the most appropriate, evidence-based psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care in the delivery of a full range of psychological and multidisciplinary services in the DOM-SUD Treatment Program; The incumbent may participate in Telemental health services or similar activities to Veterans across the Hershel "Woody" Williams VAMC facilities; Provides evidence-based therapies, including but not limited to; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to Veterans with a range of mental health conditions. For all clinical duties the incumbent works in the DOM-SUD Treatment Program delivering specialty services for the treatment of a range of mental health conditions; Participates in interdisciplinary team dispositions of patients within the DOM-SUD Treatment Program and provides consultation services to medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues, particularly related to identifying mental health concerns commonly experienced by homeless Veterans from all eras of service; Provide ethical individual and group mental health services to eligible combat and non-combat Veterans. The incumbent will provide collateral sessions with significant others, family psychoeducation and family therapy services. General duties also include, but are not limited to, assessment and referral services; design and preparation of diagnostic assessments, providing entry-level services for Veterans of all service eras, formulating and providing individual and group treatments, preparing initial and updated treatment plans, and planning for follow-up care after completion of treatment. When properly credentialed and licensed, the incumbent will operate independently in all areas, consulting with peers, treatment team members, and supervisors when warranted; Function as a full member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, sharing equally in team responsibilities including case management, treatment planning, therapeutic action planning, as well as accreditation body requirements; Provide ongoing education to staff on the development and implementation of treatment plans to ensure quality care for patients and to ensure compliance with all internal policies as well as Joint Commission and CARF requirements; Ability to work some day and evening hours and/or work variable tours of duty to include weekend treatment delivery to accommodate needs of Veterans; Ability to work, as needed, in the Gateway Clinic and will perform assessment of and disposition to Veterans who present for assessment at the walk-in assessment clinic, or other intake portals which are points of entry to substance abuse treatment services. Incumbent will participate in a rotation of on-call. Schedule will include modifications of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends; Demonstrate appropriate professional boundaries needed to protect the treatment integrity of this at risk population; Perform others duties as requested or assigned. Work Schedule: Variable tour, hours are 7:30am-4pm on weekdays; can vary on occasional weekend Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): May be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This announcement will be open until filled.
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.