As a staff psychologist within the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL), the incumbent will provide a full range of psychological services to Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) patients, including screening; psychological, cognitive, and capacity assessments; psychotherapy; and prevention-oriented services. Mental health treatment and prevention-oriented services will emphasize evidence-based and best practice approaches. The incumbent will also provide evidence-based interventions to help HBPC patients manage behavioral factors associated with behavioral medicine problems and to promote medical compliance. The incumbent will function as a full member of the HBPC team and provide ongoing team consultation services to other HBPC team members. Process and outcome measures will be implemented to evaluate the impact of providing specialty mental health services on HBPC programs and patients. In addition to the primary role as mental health provider for HBPC, the incumbent will have secondary duties in other geriatrics and extended care settings. Duties in geriatrics and extended care will include direct service provision and consultation with medical staff on geriatric mental health issues.
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM. In order to meet the needs of veterans and the organization, incumbent may be asked to work alternate hours (e.g., nights and weekends). On-call psychiatric evaluations and consultative duties for veterans who present off-tours at the Emergency Department will be part of this position and scheduled on a rotational basis with existing psychiatric staff. Some or all of the above duties can be fulfilled via telemental health procedures and media, as well as through conference call consultation.
The work requires a valid driver's license and the ability to drive long distances on sub-standard roads and access homes that may be poor in condition and have poor environmental controls. Work is performed in the office, medical center, and the patient's home. The home setting may be hot, cold, have unsound floors, bug infestation, etc. which requires special home visit safety precautions.