Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1043724 

Mental Health Service is currently recruiting for both Compensation and Pension & Home-Based Primary Care Psychologists.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

This announcement may close at any time once a qualified candidate has been selected. Candidates will be referred after the following cut-off dates: February 17, 2014; March 03, 2014; March 17, 2014; March 31, 2014; April 14, 2014; April 28, 2014; May 12, 2014; May 27, 2014; June 09, 2014; June 23, 2014; July 07, 2014; July 21, 2014; August 04, 2014; August 18, 2014; September 02, 2014; September 15, 2014 and September 29, 2014.

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply!

 

Duties

Provide screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for psychiatric disorders with an emphasis on the application of time-limited, evidence-based approaches.

Assures that necessary health/administrative information is integrated into Computerized Patient Record System, with notes written, signed, and encounter information completed the same day as the patient appointment.

Complete an individualized, interdisciplinary treatment plan on each patient, with goals developed through collaboration with the Veteran and with an emphasis on functional outcomes.

Functions collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to identify patient needs and develop treatment plan.

Complete a discharge plan when patients have reached their identified goals, integrating internal and external support resources for the Veteran upon discharge as applicable.

Provide clinical services through the use of telemental health/telehome technology.

Completes required clinical and administrative documentation in a timely manner and in accord with governing regulations.

Comply with national and local performance measures.

Supervise psychology practicum students in accord with training program policies and accrediting agency requirements.

May supervise or train allied health providers in accord with facility and regulatory standards regarding such training.

Work Schedule: Generally, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Psychologist (Compensation and Pension & Home-Based Primary Care).

Recruitment/Relocation are authorized for this position.

 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No