The Pain Psychologist operates as a part of the Interdisciplinary Pain Team and provides consultation, assessment, and treatment to assist with management of chronic pain in our Veteran population. The incumbent works closely with the other members of the Interdisciplinary Pain Team to provide comprehensive chronic pain services, including shared medical appointments, individual appointments, and group-based care. Duties include but may not be limited to: Ability to work within the interdisciplinary team context to provide recommendations regarding patient ability to participate in treatment interventions for chronic pain, taking into account mental health diagnoses, cognitive status, presence of substance use disorders, psychosocial factors, and other pertinent considerations; Provides a full range of diagnostic and evaluation services appropriate to chronic pain treatment, with appropriate suicide risk assessment and response; Provides a full range of psychological interventions consistent with training and expertise, with special emphasis on chronic pain-specific interventions (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain) and related treatment needs (e.g., sleep/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Facilitates patient and family education; Participates in shared medical appointments with interdisciplinary team members to improve patient outcomes to opioid tapers and/or engagement in self-management treatment for pain; Provides consultation services to support interdisciplinary team and PACT decision-making, building on PACT interventions and improving PACT-patient working relationships; Supervises trainees conducting direct clinical care; Provides administrative duties including: Scheduling of Veterans and related issues, returning Veterans' phone calls and secure messages, writing reports, attending organizational meetings; May be asked to provide service on a full time bases at one of the CBOC's Grants Pass/K-Falls; Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, flexible tours available. Telework: Tour is a hybrid of on station and telework. Telework is pending satisfactory performance, appropriate work environment to carry out required duties, and subject to changes in National mandates. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized 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.