Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 724559 (Include # on all documents)

This position is with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Mental Health Service but will be physically located in Texarkana, AR (CBOC).

***This position has been amended to include Recruitment/Relocation Incentive***  

*****This is an extension of Job #YE-13-724559-SW-MHC, that was previously announced*****.  ALL qualified applicants who previously applied to Job #YE-13-724559-SW-MHC, do not need to reapply as you will be considered on this job announcement.

 

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

 

Duties

The incumbent serves as a Mental Health Service Psychologist assigned to the Home Based Primary Care Team located at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Texarkana, TX. Services are delivered in the patient/veteran’s home to provide a full range of screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of depressive and anxiety-related disorders, as well as other Axis I conditions, with an emphasis on the application of time-limited, evidence-based approaches.  Provides evidence-based interventions to help patients manage behavioral factors associated with behavioral medicine problems and to promote medical compliance.  Provides clinical services through the use of telemental health/telehome technology.  Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy.  Provides consultation to professional staff within the program, VAMC and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients.  Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.  Implements process and outcome measures to evaluate the impact of providing specialty mental health services to Home Based Primary Care patients.  Complies with national and local performance measures.  Complies with all documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes).

 

*SALARY IS TO BE DETERMINED BY THE PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARDS (GRADE AND SALARY ARE DEPENDENT UPON SELECTEE’S QUALIFICATION, i.e. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE).*

 

***Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May be Authorized*** 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No