Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 712059 (Please include on all documents)
Applications will ONLY be accepted online or by fax, 1-478-757-3144.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ESTABLISHES AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. THE FIRST LIST OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WILL BE PULLED FOR REFERRAL ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 AND THEN BI-WEEKLY AFTER THAT UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. DURING THAT TIME PERIOD IF YOU UPDATE EXISTING INFORMATION YOU MUST ALERT THE POINT OF CONTACT OF THIS VACANCY VIA EMAIL OF THE CHANGE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BE AT NO FAULT OF THE FACILITY AND YOUR UPDATED INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station. NO STATE TAXES!!!
IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
This is a bargaining unit position.
Tour of Duty: Normally, 8am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday, although some evening hours and week-ends may be required.
The incumbent will participate as a member of a Consultation & Liaison clinical team to provide Behavioral Medicine oriented services to veterans with primary medical (e.g., diabetes, pain) or co-morbid medical and psychological challenges. Provides individual psychotherapy to veterans with primary medical (e.g., diabetes, pain) or co-morbid medical and psychological challenges, especially as regards to adaptation chronic medical conditions and rehabilitation. In the Mental Health Clinic (MHC) provides individual and group psychotherapy to veterans with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Provides couples, family and/or group psychotherapy promoting healthy adaptation. Conducts Compensation and Pension (C&P) examinations, if assigned. Administers/scores or evaluates psycho diagnostic tests, including neuropsychological screening. Contributes to the gathering of assessment information and the development of a detailed treatment plan for veterans. The above clinical duties will be approximately 60%. Conducts Compensation and Pension (C&P) examinations. These duties will comprise approximately 40%. Participates as a member of medical center hospital committees as directed. Serves as an advisor, consultant and/or resource person to the staff within the medical center. Maintains appropriate records and follow-up data on patients who are their responsibility. Serves as a member of the planning group for evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment program and modifying it to better serve the needs of the patient. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings as held by CTVHCS and MH&BM management. Attends regular Psychology Service staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, MH&BM staff meetings and complies with Psychology Service peer review procedures. Provides clinical supervision and instruction for psychology interns as assigned.
***RELOCATION EXPENSES OR RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES OR EDRP (EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM) MAY BE AUTHORIZED.
Application(s) selected for this position could be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program, based on the availability of funds. Or applications selected for this position could be eligible for relocation or recruitment incentives.
Please note only one incentive can be applied for and this does not guarantee approval for any of the incentives.