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 The Staff Psychologist will work as the co-located, collaborative care (CCC) psychologist within the Mental Health Service, with primary assignment to the Primary Care- Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) program, located within primary care. The CCC behavioral health provider (psychologist) functions as part of multidisciplinary primary care teams, and delivers brief, consultation-based services to Veterans, primary care providers, and allied Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) members. The focus is on general service delivery for a wide range of concerns and resolving problems within the primary care service context. The CCC PC-MHI psychologist provides functional assessment, triage, brief intervention, education and consultative services regarding a wide range of mental health and behavioral medicine concerns, on referral from primary care providers and allied PACT members. The PC-MHI psychologist uses population based practice management strategies and maintains competences in the following core domains. Duties include but not limited to: - Applies principals of population based care (defines role and identifies problems rapidly) - Majority of all appointments are 30 minutes - Uses brief assessments routinely (e.g., PHQ-9, PCL, AUDIT C, etc) - Initial consultation appointments are based on functional assessments and treatment focuses on functional outcomes. - Maintains daily open access slots - Next available "scheduled" appointment is within two weeks - Provides brief mental health and behavioral interventions (e.g., 1-5 sessions for broad range of concerns) - Uses time-limited, evidence-based interventions that are simple and concrete - Uses self-management/home-based practice interventions Routinely Consults with PCPs and other PACT team members about plan of care for patients - Conducts effective curbside consultations - Integrates within primary care team and works closely in collaboration with PACT team Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces, as endorsed by supervisors. - Participates in Psychology privileging, educational and peer review activities, in accord with Psychology and medical center policies. - Participates as a non-voting member of the medical staff, in accord with medical staff by-laws. Supervises psychology practicum students in accord with training program policies and accrediting agency requirements. - Provides staff and student didactic training and consultation as requested in content areas of scholarly and/or clinical expertise. - May supervise or train allied health providers in accord with facility and regulatory standards regarding such training. - Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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.