This is a unit bargaining position.
Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00am 4:30pm or may be on irregular tour:Wednesday evening and Saturday Shift.
Duties: This position requires the candidate to travel and work at one or all of the following Valor Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS): Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way CBOCs.
psychological assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad
range of psychopathology receiving care within the Primary
Care Mental Health Integration program, including services for patients with
complex psychopathology requiring advanced psycho-diagnostic skills.
expertise in using and contemporary interview and psychometric assessment
methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions.
education to patients and family members regarding mental disorders and best
practices approaches to treatment.
evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate for
the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist, which may include
individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation.
consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment
plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and
integrated within the Medical Center.
implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for an assigned
case load of patients, as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting
and duties of the psychologist.
with all Service Line documentation requirements, including standards for timely
completion of CPRS patient contact notes, use of required documentation
templates, clinical reminders, treatment plans, and risk assessment protocols.
to all Facility and Service Line policies and practices for delivering clinical
care, including but not limited to risk assessment and reduction practices for
potentially dangerous behavior (suicide and violence), timeliness of care and
access standards, professional conduct requirements, and CPRS documentation
minimal clinical workload expectations as established by the Service Line.
At the GS-13 level, Psychologists are fully licensed
and function independently as a member of the VAPSHCS Medical Staff with full
clinical privileges. Psychologists at this grade additionally assume independent
professional responsibility for their clinical assessment findings, patient
care decisions, and documentation.
(1) Assists the Team Leader and/or Program
Director in the design, development, and implementation of clinical assessment
and/or intervention programs.
(2) Adheres to operational policies and
procedures for the treatment team, established by the affiliated Team Leader, Program
Director, and/or Service Line Leader.
(3) Assists the Team Leader and/or Program
Director in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality
improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program.
(4) Facilitates liaisons with other health care
programs in order to effectively coordinate services.
(5) Complies with national and local performance
measures and facilitates organizational success on these measures at the team
(6) Complies with all Facility and Service Line
policies and expectations concerning administrative practices, including but
not limited to leave authorization, responding to Suspense items, and completing
TMS educational requirements.
(7) Attends and participates in administrative and
informational meetings held by the Psychology Chief/Deputy Chief, Service Line
Leader (or designee), Chief of Staff, and/or Facility Director.
(8) Attends monthly Psychology Service Staff Meetings;
Psychology Training Faculty Meetings; and participates in the Psychology
Service biannual competency review process (OPPE and FPPE), periodically serving
on the Psychology Service Clinical Pertinence Review Committee.
(9) Maintains current knowledge of, and
practices in accordance with, Joint Commission requirements.
(10) Protects printed and electronic files
containing sensitive data in accordance with provisions of Federal privacy acts
and confidentiality statutes. Follows regulations and instructions regarding
release of sensitive or protected patient or employee information.
Relocation or recruitment incentives may be authorized.