The position serves as a staff clinical psychologist for the Trauma Recovery Program (TRP) through the Columbia VA Health Care System. In this capacity, he/she offers treatment in the form of individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessment, and also provides consultation to other members of the team. The incumbent will supervise pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral residents as assigned. The position is aligned within the Trauma Recovery Program (TRP) of the Mental Health Service Line of the WJBD VAMC. The Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) for TRP Provider is a licensed, independent psychologist whose primary function is the delivery of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and various other evidence-based treatment modalities that align with the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Reaction. Duties for the position include but are not limited to: Performs psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for purposes of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations. These evaluations employ a comprehensive diagnostic interview, review of available records, collateral contact when available, as well as objective, and cognitive tests when indicated. Provides/Assists with diagnoses of mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients to include a full range of psycho-diagnostic services. Provide comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Provides education to patients, family members, significant others, and community members. Provides consultation to professional staff within the WJB Dorn VAMC or CBOC and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Functions as a member of the Trauma Recovery Program (TRP) and WJB Dorn and associated VAMC Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. The incumbent assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Participates in facility and national program evaluation and/or research procedures designed to assess clinical impact, patient satisfaction, and other aspects associated with the delivery of evidence based psychotherapy for PTSD through tele-mental health modalities coordinated by the Office of Mental Health Services in VA Central Office as part of the national Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for PTSD Tele-mental Health Initiative. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the Mental Health Service as established by the Mental Health Leads. Assists with and begins to initiate ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Provides clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full Time; Compressed Work Schedule may be available; Tour of duty subject to change to meet the needs of the agency Telework: Available per agency policy 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.