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 This is a full-time clinical psychologist position assigned to the Mental Health Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS). The position is based at the Baltimore Division of VAMHCS, but may need to provide psychological services at other VAMHCS sites as requested. Clinical Responsibilities Provides 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 Trauma Recovery Program (TRP), primarily at the Baltimore Facility and at other VAMHCS locations as required. The incumbent may participate in the Recovery Center and in telemental health services or similar activities to Veterans across VAMHCS facilities. Provides evidence-based therapies to Veterans with PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) including but not limited to Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE), and Written Exposure Therapy (WET). For all clinical duties, the incumbent works in the TRP delivering specialty services for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related trauma-spectrum disorders, participates in interdisciplinary team dispositions of patients within the TRP, and provides consultation services to medical center and CBOC staff on a wide variety of patient care issues, particularly related to identifying PTSD concerns and related needs of Veterans from all eras of service. Provides ethical individual and group mental health services to eligible combat and non-combat Veterans (wartime service members including Veterans from all combat zones, including but not necessarily limited to World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama conflicts, East Timor conflict, Persian Gulf War and Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and noncombat service members with military sexual trauma, other traumas incurred during military service, or childhood traumas). General duties also include, but 2 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 and supervisors when warranted. Provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counseling when called upon for such services and will work in the Emergency Department or Urgent Care areas as needed. Will travel as needed between VAMHCS sites to provide psychological services. Will need to work some early morning/evening hours and/or work variable tours of duty to possibly include weekend treatment delivery to accommodate needs of Veterans. Perform others duties as requested or assigned. Enriching elements (e.g., training program, monthly meetings) (about 5% time) Provides clinical supervision to trainees (e.g., graduate and post-graduate students, Externs, Interns, and/or Post-doctoral Fellows, and similar trainee positions) in accordance with VHA Handbook Policy 1400.04 and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR, 10.36.07.05, Requirements for and Responsibilities of Supervisors). Incumbent reviews and rates externship, internship, and/or postdoctoral fellow applicants and interviews prospective applicants. Incumbent may serve on the internship/fellowship didactics committee and participate in didactic training. Participates in monthly psychologist, Trauma Recovery Program, and mental health all staff meetings. The incumbent 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 patients. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM, however, the tour may be negotiable Eligible for telework: Yes, as per agency and/or facility policy. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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