Staff Psychologist PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Internal Number: 615696300
This Psychologist position is assigned to a 20-bed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PTSD RRTP) in the Eastern Colorado Health Care System. The PTSD RRTP is a specialty care residential treatment program for Veterans with PTSD from military service. The PTSD RRTP falls within the Inpatient and Specialty Mental Health Section of the Mental Health Service. 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 Psychologist position is assigned to a 20-bed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PTSD RRTP) for Veterans within the Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service. The psychologist provides a full range of psychological services to Veterans in the PTSD RRTP. A complex spectrum of specialized psychosocial care, including evaluation, treatment, and case management, is provided within the MH RRTP bed sections at VA ECHCS. Veterans receiving care in the residential treatment setting traditionally have complex health care and psychosocial problems and needs, requiring a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. The Psychologist will work as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team that provides care to Veterans with a range of psychosocial issues, including chronic PTSD and substance abuse. Clinical responsibilities for this position include: Performs evaluations for patient conditions that include PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and general emotional and cognitive functioning. Generates interpretive summaries of Veterans' condition for use in Recovery Planning. Writes Veteran-centered recovery/treatment plans Provides assessment and care that accommodate the cognitive, emotional, chronological maturation, and diversity needs of the person served. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions with a strong emphasis on evidence-based models of care in the residential rehabilitation setting. Conducts assessment appropriate to individual patient with attention to on the implications of test results for a Veteran's every day, real-world function and successful treatment/management of health problems with an emphasis on behavioral health factors associated with homelessness. Provides group, individual, and family psychotherapy and counseling to Veterans and family members as indicated through assessment process. Provides psycho-education to patients and family members to support healthcare adherence and relapse prevention. Works closely with the interdisciplinary team to achieve patient's outcome goals. Works with Interdisciplinary team to coordinate the care of the person served. Consults to ambulatory care staff and primary care providers on a wide variety of patient care issues pertinent to medical treatment and psychosocial recovery. Consults and coordinates with community providers following HIPPA practices to support psychosocial recovery of the person served. Attends treatment team meetings and reports relevant details to the treatment team. Other duties may include: Provides clinical supervision to pre-doctoral practicum students in clinical/counseling psychology, pre-doctoral interns in clinical psychology, and post-doctoral fellows in clinical psychology. Supports activities of Psychology Training Program and participates in relevant educational seminars. Participates in improvement of clinical supervision skills with emphasis on Evidence Based Practice models. Provides training and guidance to other behavioral health staff. Participates in planning of measurement, gathering and analysis of outcome data to guide program evaluation and development. Implements program design and assists in clinical management of program staff as assigned. Assumes responsibility for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation. Maintains ongoing scholarly and self-education activities. Participates in psychology peer review. May have a faculty position at University of Colorado Denver or other academic institution Serves on committees as assigned. Highly competitive candidates will have experience in a residential treatment setting and will have training and experience in at least one evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD or substance use disorders. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00-4:30 p.m. May be required to work some evenings. Compressed/Flexible: May be available for highly qualified applicants Telework: Yes only on an ad hoc basis Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program/PD000000 EDRP Authorized: Contact Steven Weldon, the EDRP Coordinator at Steven.Weldon@va.gov, for questions/assistance 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.