Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number: 1040362

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. 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”).

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Functional Statement is available for review in Human Resources Management.  This position is located in Associate Director/Patient Nursing Service, Nurse Executive, Baton Rouge, LA  

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. OR as patient care dictates 

This is a bargining union position. 


The HBPC Psychologist functions as a full time staff member of the HBPC Interdisciplinary team, providing mental health prevention, assessment, treatment, management, and professional consultation services in the veteran's residential setting.

  •  Provide screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and anxiety-related disorders, as well as other Axis I conditions, with an emphasis on the application of time-limited, evidence-based approaches.
  • Assess and provide treatments for sub clinical symptoms of dysphoria and anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and excessive use or misuse of alcohol or other drugs (for which the patient may have a lower than normal tolerance due to their medical conditions and the potential for negative interactions with prescribed medication).
  • Provide psychological prevention services to patients at significant risk for psychological problems.
  • Provide services to the families of veterans with dementia being serviced by HBPC, when such care is directly related to the overall treatment plan for the veteran and will allow better care for the veteran and allow the family to sustain the veteran in the home environment.
  • Provide clinical services through the use of tele-mental health/tele-home technology where available.
  • Provide screening for cognitive deficits to address specific functional questions or to determine if a referral for a complete neuropsychological evaluation or dementia assessment is needed.
  • Participate fully in peer review, assessing the quality of professional psychology standards provided in the organization.
  • Identify patient problems requiring consultation with other multi-disciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals.
  • Assure that the appropriate referrals to specialty programs, including community day resources are accomplished.   This may include ordering the following consults:  Mental Health Programs, (i.e., Substance Abuse, Post-Traumatic stress, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Compensated Work Therapy and Homeless)

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No