This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. This Psychologist position is located in the Mental Health Service Line. The incumbent is actively involved in providing behavioral health interventions through the outpatient Mental Health Clinic, and may also be assigned occasional additional general clinical duties that involve provision of professional psychological services in multiple areas within the Medical Center. Those professional psychological services may include diagnostic interviews, psychological and neurocognitive assessments, brief psychotherapy interventions, and provision of multidisciplinary consultation. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides focused clinical interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, including symptom report measures and neurocognitive screening instruments, to assist in developing appropriate treatment plans for implementation of evidence-based behavioral health interventions in providing quality care to Veterans with a range of mental health and neurocognitive issues. Provides a full range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including individual and couple interventions for patients with a wide range of behavioral health concerns commonly encountered in the outpatient Mental Health Clinic setting, including but not limited to: Depression and other Mood disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma related disorders, etc. Facilitates Veterans' timely referral to specialty mental health or substance abuse treatment as appropriate. Provides informal and formal consultative services with fellow providers to address questions about how to approach Veterans with mental health concerns and how to direct their care to appropriate specialty services as appropriate. Is involved in program evaluation and quality assurance activities; monitors information from and participates as much as possible in monthly national conference calls on subjects relevant to the integration of mental health into primary care settings. Provides supervision and oversight of predoctoral Psychology interns in the Mental Health General training rotations, as well as practicum extern students, as required. Conducts and/or facilitates program evaluation and/or research activities as needed for the NWIHCS Mental Health Service Line. When assigned, may service as NWI Psychology Internship Faculty and provide rotation specific supervision to Doctoral Interns in Psychology. Provides educational presentations on salient mental health topics for trainees and colleagues of various disciplines. May present outcome data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings as appropriate Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Telework, if approved, will be on an ad-hoc basis. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required **This is an Open Continuous Announcement. The first review/referral of applications will occur 15 business days after the opening of this announcement; after this date applicants will be reviewed as they are received.**
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.