Serves as a C&P Psychologist in the Psychology Service. Primary responsivities will be in the provision of Compensation and Pension examinations and/or psychological assessments. The psychologist conducts assessment and evaluation of Veterans seeking disability compensation for mental disorders using interview techniques, psychological tests, and review of historical mental health data. PLEASE VIEW ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTLY FROM WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. PAY ATTENTION TO HIRING PATH CLARIFICATION, REQUIREMENTS SECTION, AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION. Primarily conducts assessment and evaluation of Veterans seeking disability compensation for mental disorders using interview techniques, psychological tests, and review of historical mental health data. May provide comprehensive psychotherapeutic interventions based on theoretical evidence: including individual, family and group psychotherapy for Veterans. Utilizes measurement based care. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant other related to mental health conditions and their impact, with particular focus on complex patients. Provides appropriate services via telehealth. Establishes and maintains rapport with Veteran and/or their families. Provides consultation to professional staff within the Louis A Johnson VAMC and to community providers, when needed. Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting including reports, clinical reminders and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Proficiency in writing psychological reports and chart notes in a timely manner. If applicable, plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. Attends Psychotherapy and Behavioral Health Service staff meetings. Participates in Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations according to hospital policy. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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