This position is located in the Mental Health Service at the Bedford VA Medical Center location. This position is full-time at 40 hours per week. The Psychologist Serving Mental Health Clinic (MHC) is a clinical position whose primary responsibilities are to provide evidence-based psychotherapies; program development; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and evaluation/consultation. performs mental health assessments for Veterans; provides appropriate evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions for Veterans; provides services that encourage a Recovery-Oriented approach to supporting Veterans; assesses Veterans for safety and/or the need for further intervention; serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients, particularly in-patient veterans being treated for acute psychiatric problems; consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of Veteran care issues; trains medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate, including psychology interns and fellows, nursing students, social work students, and medical students and residents; and may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities as the opportunity and interest arises. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; 08:00 am- 04:30 pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Ad Hoc only Virtual: Not a Virtual position Relocation &Travel Incentives: Not authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. This is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay. Selectee may be required to attend conferences/meetings at other VA campuses and CBOC's. This position is in the Excepted Service. Psychologist may be assigned additional responsibilities in other locations as directed by Mental Health or Psychology Leadership. You must include VA form 10-2850 (c) in your application package to be considered for this vacancy.
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.