The Psychologist functions under Telehealth Service providing clinical psychological care both face to face and through virtual modalities including individual and group clinical video telehealth (CVT) clinics and VA Video Connect (VVC) clinics, as well as through the SCAN-ECHO interdisciplinary team modality. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Clinical Responsibilities: Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions in individual, couples, and group face to face, CVT, VVC clinics, and SCAN-ECHO clinics; and specialty medical clinics which include empirically validated treatments for anxiety and depression, behavioral pain management strategies (including various relaxation strategies, mindfulness, hypnosis), motivational enhancement interventions, couples/family interventions, substance abuse (alcohol, drugs), smoking cessation, weight loss, organ transplant evaluations, psychoeducational interventions and crisis interventions. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment for a wide range of psychological and behavioral medicine issues for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions and disabilities. Collaborates with and provides consultations for the VISN 6 TelePrimary Care Hub programs, the SCAN-ECHO programs and for other clinicians and patients both face to face and virtually through CVT and VVC. Administers/scores or evaluates psychodiagnostic tests. Gathers objective psychodiagnostic information for clinical assessments/evaluations. Plans effective treatment and evaluates/adjusts treatment as necessary. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy in both face to face and telehealth settings. Provides consultation to professional staff within the Central Virginia VA Health Care System, other VA medical centers, and to community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Functions independently as a member of the VA Medical Center Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Administrative responsibilities: Adheres to operational policies and procedures for the treatment teams and for Telehealth Service. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings. Collaborates with the Telehealth Service team to develop goals, treatment planning processes and standard operating procedures. Teaching/Training: May be involved with the training of graduate trainees in the Psychology training program, as assigned by his/her supervisor. Role would be to supervise pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral Psychology trainees and serve as a consultant to trainees and assist in their formulations of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. May be involved with teaching and training as part of the SCAN-ECHO interdisciplinary programs. May be involved with training other clinical and administrative staff including VISN 6 TelePrimary Care Hub or Spoke site staff in the utilization of CVT, VVC, and other virtual modalities in the care of patients. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Available 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.