Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) Psychologist position is
located in the Mental Health Clinic of the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center and
provides patient care and support service to a diverse adult patient
population. As a member of an
interdisciplinary SA IOP team, the primary purpose of this position is to
provide full range biopsychosocial rehabilitation services to patients referred
for substance abuse assessment, treatment, and referral services from various
clinics and inpatient units across the Medical Center. The duties of the SA IOP Psychologist
include, but are not limited to:
Provide professional consultation
pertaining to human behavior, determining the reasons for that behavior and
predicting and/or modifying the behavior.
Perform psychological assessment,
evaluation, and treatment of patients with problems of personality, emotional
adjustment or mental illness. Perform
psychotherapy with patients, either through individual sessions or through
group therapy sessions.
Conduct interviews, use rating scales,
questionnaires, or other measurement devices or observes the patient to assess
emotional, functional or psychological condition.
Responsible for providing leadership for
the SA IOP under the direction of the Chief, Mental Health (MH) Service. Oversee other professionals or work as a key
team member providing comprehensive psychological and medical care for a group
of individuals seeking care within the SA IOP.
Exercise authoritative judgment in the
adjustment of treatment plans. Present
strong argument to multi-disciplinary team to use newly proven or experimental
techniques. Serve as expert
psychological resource for the multi-disciplinary team and recommend
adjustments to other professional staffs relationship with patients or devises
programs that employ new or unique techniques to ensure a therapeutic environment.
Tour of Duty: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday,
may work occasional evenings or weekends.)
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses have not been approved
for this position.
Education Debt Reduction Program: The incumbent for this position may be
eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.