Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 741833 (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 26, 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 three days per week, 8am to 4:30pm (48 hours per pay period), although some evening hours and week-ends may be required.
The incumbent will be assigned to one of the following areas within Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine, Psychology Service:
Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program (SATP): Provides evidence-based Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services to veterans seeking outpatient SUD care. These veterans present with a variety of SUD and co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Knowledge of evidence-based treatment protocols (i.e., Motivational Interviewing/Motivation Enhancement or Cognitive-behavioral treatment of SUDs is a plus). Engages in program development/program evaluation activities. Provides direct patient care
services using evidenced-based SUD interventions (e.g., motivation enhancement)
to this population. One vacancy in Austin.
Mental Health Clinic (MHC):
Provides direct patient care services to veterans seeking outpatient mental
health services. Knowledge and training in ACT, CBT and DBT desired. Will
provide both individual and group therapy, with most of work being done in a
group therapy format. Will also work with higher risk suicidal veterans and
provide follow up as needed. May also provide some services to family members
of these veterans. C&P services are provided for veterans seeking
disability compensation for mental health problems. One vacancy in Austin.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing direct patient care, and will have program planning and evaluation duties. The incumbent will participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary primary care/mental health clinical team providing a full range of psychological services and will provide individual and group psychotherapy to veterans with complex mental health problems, especially in regard to adaptation and rehabilitation. The incumbent may provide couples, family and/or group psychotherapy promoting healthy adaptation and will administer/score or evaluates psycho diagnostic tests, including neuropsychological screening. The incumbent may provide evidence-based treatment to patients; evidence-base treatment includes but is not limited to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Prolonged Exposure (PE). The incumbent will contribute to the gathering of assessment information and the development of a detailed treatment plan for veterans and will participate as a member of medical center hospital committees as directed. The incumbent will provide clinical supervision and instruction for psychology trainees (practicum/interns/fellows) as assigned.The incumbent will serve as an advisor, consultant and/or resource person to the staff within the medical center. The incumbent will maintain appropriate records and follow-up data on patients who are their responsibility and will serve 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. The incumbent will comply with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. The incumbent will comply with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). The incumbent will attend and participate in administrative and informational meetings as held by Central Texas Veterans Health Care system (CTVHCS) and Mental Health and Behavior Medicine (MH&BM) management such as Psychology Service staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, MH&BM staff meetings and will comply with Psychology Service peer review procedures. The incumbent will provide clinical supervision and instruction for psychology interns as assigned. If needed, the incumbent may complete Compensation and Pension (C&P) Evaluations.
***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***