This position is a Clinical Psychologist at the James A. Haley VA Hospital, a 415-bed Level 1A Medical Center affiliated with the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. The Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS) is a large, complex organization consisting of the following components: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Program, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Inpatient Psychiatry, TBI/Polytrauma/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health Services, Chronic Rehabilitation Pain Program, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, Outpatient Psychology, Inpatient Psychology, Mental Health Clinic, Mental Health Primary Care Clinic, and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The Clinical Psychologist will provide assessment, psychotherapeutic intervention, training, education, and research services in a designated service area or program. The Psychology Section of MH&BSS has active APA-accredited pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs that espouse the scientist-practitioner model. You may have the opportunity to be involved in a range of these training activities. Florida is recognized for its temperate climate, beautiful beaches, abundant housing options, and lack of state income tax.
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Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychologist Primary responsibilities will include assessment, individual and group therapy, and program development as a consultant to medical and surgical inpatient units. Specific duties would include screening and initial treatment for mental health conditions among medical inpatients, psychological assessment and intervention for patients and families undergoing treatment within the Oncology Service, and pre-transplant psychological evaluations for individuals being considered for liver, lung, kidney and other organ transplants. Consultation with medical staff regarding psychological components of medical illness is considered an essential element of the role. Experience with adjustment to new medical diagnoses, mood and other mental health disorders accompanying medical illnesses, and health-related behavioral changes to assist in management of illness is required.
Spinal Cord Injury Psychologist Primary responsibilities will include assessment and rehabilitation interventions as a member of an interdisciplinary spinal cord injury treatment team. In addition to inpatient and outpatient services at the hospital, some delivery of care in the patients' residences will be required. Experience in assessing and treating individuals with spinal cord injury or dysfunction is required.
Primary Care Mental Health Integration Psychologist Primary responsibilities will include assessment, individual and group therapy, assessment, and program development as a member of an integrated primary care interdisciplinary team. Consultation with medical staff regarding psychological components of medical illness is considered an essential element of the role. Expertise in behavioral medicine, diagnostic assessment, and brief interventions for depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders is required.
Outpatient Psychotherapist Primary responsibilities will include assessment, individual and group therapy, and diagnostic assessment at the Tampa Campus or at one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Lakeland or Brooksville. This is a generalist position which requires a breadth of experience assessing and treating the full gamut of mental health disorders. Training and experience in evidence-based therapies is preferred. Caseload will include a significant percentage of veterans with PTSD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychologist (Outpatient Psychotherapist) Primary responsibilities will include assessment, individual and group therapy, assessment, and program development as a member of the Post Traumatic Stress Clinical Team. This is a specialist position which requires depth of experience assessing and treating trauma-related conditions. A small, but significant, percentage of the caseload will also include comorbid general mental health conditions. Training and experience with Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing, and other evidence-based therapies is preferred.
Substance Abuse Psychologist Primary responsibilities will include assessment, individual and group therapy, and program development in the Drug and Alcohol Dual Diagnosis Program (an Intensive Outpatient Program). This is a specialist position which requires experience assessing and treating the substance abuse among those with comorbid mental health conditions. Some program development will be required to enhance existing services. You will function as a member of a multidisciplinary substance abuse treatment team. Experience in assessing and treating substance abuse and co-occurring serious mental illness is required.
Neurorehabilitation Psychologist Primary responsibility will include working with outpatients who sustained a traumatic brain injury or other types of neurocognitive disorders. Typical rehabilitation problems would include working with individuals with neurocognitive problems, as well as their significant others, on behavioral management issues, adjustment to disability, return to productive vocational or avocational activities, and treatment/management of related mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, irritability, impulsivity, and anger management. Specific duties would include screening and initial evaluation, individual and couples treatment, behavioral management, program development, and care coordination with multidisciplinary team members also working with these individuals. Consultation with multidisciplinary team members regarding psychological components of medical management issues is considered an essential element of the role. Experience with traumatic and other forms or acquired brain injury is essential.
Work Schedule: The selected candidate will work Monday Friday, varying schedules from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. as necessary.
Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.