At the GS 13 level,
the following clinical activities are expected in the assignment for Mental
Health Residential Domiciliary Psychologists:
part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical expertise in developing
treatment plans which focus on specific needs of veteran's.
Promoting the delivery of evidence based
psychosocial and environmental interventions for reducing behavioral and
screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all Axis I and II disorders.
providing treatments for symptoms of dysphoria and anxiety adjustment
difficulties, and excessive use or misuse of alcohol or other drugs (for which
the resident may have a lower than normal tolerance due to their medical
conditions and the potential for negative interactions with prescribed
psychological prevention services to residents at significant risk for
of cognitive deficits to address specific functional questions or to determine
if a referral for a complete neuropsychological evaluation or dementia
assessment is needed.
capacity/competency assessments when there are questions about a resident's
ability to make medical decisions, perform other specific functions, or live
understanding of advanced directives and other forms of consent and assisting
staff in determining how to present treatment options and other such material
to residents in a format they can understand.
case manage residents with Axis I and II disorders.
Providing individual and group interventions
to support all resident's stable Mental Health.
medicine interventions to manage pain, disability, address sleep problems, facilitate
weight loss, promote smoking cessation, and enhance medical compliance.
provide mental disorder examinations based on competent, critical, objective and unbiased information.
Diagnose all mental disorders, including personality disorders, using the
nomenclature in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Provide an assessment of each veteran using
the multi-axial system as set forth in DSM with a narrative explanation of the
Axis V determination.
Some evenings and weekend tours may be
duties as assigned by Supervisor Mental Health Residential Domiciliary Program.
communication and interactions between medical team members, residents and
their families to facilitate the medical
Is responsible for
timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the
Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate.