This full-time permanent psychologist is located 50% in the Mental Health Acute Care Inpatient Unit (Recovery East), 40% in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center (PRRC), and the final 10% are Academic/Teaching/Training responsibilities. Duties shown are at the full performance level. If selected at a lower grade duties will be less complex and under closer supervision. Inpatient Clinical Responsibilities (50% of time): Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Performs evaluations for acute psychiatry and outpatient services as needed. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including: Group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, consultations. Provides treatment recommendations and guidance to staff on the Acute Care unit. Consults with mental health staff and other medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Completes administrative functions, including timely report and progress note writing, treatment plan note writing and attending staff and organizational meetings. Works in compliance with local and national performance measures. If unlicensed, the individual must be supervised by a licensed psychologist and the experience and supervision must meet the standards for psychology licensure. PRRC Clinical Responsibilities (40% of time): The Psychologist will assist with referral and patient flow processes. The incumbent will be responsible for answering consults, conducting intakes and assessment procedures, and referring veterans to other specialty programs or General Mental Health staff for appropriate services. The incumbent will implement evidence-based individual and group recovery services. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring recovery outcomes. Academic/Teaching/Training/Research (10% of time): Develops an empirically based, best-practice model of psychosocial programming in the Acute Care unit, using data-driven quality assurance processes and organizational change interventions. Oversees the implementation of psychosocial programming evaluation to include training of Acute Care staff. Creates protocols for measuring and tracking patient improvement. Assesses the efficacy of empirically based programming and adjusts programming as necessary to enhance clinical care and outcomes. If applicable, provides clinical instruction and supervision of psychiatry residents, psychology interns and psychology fellows conducting direct clinical care on the Acute Care unit. If applicable, plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Saturday hours may be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599581000
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.