Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1045920
NOTE: The successful candidate grade and salary will be determined by a Professional Standards Board based on education and experience.
NOTE: Appointments to any hybrid title 38 occupations identified in 38 U.S.C § 7401(3) or approved for hybrid status by the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7401(3) or 7405, applicants must be referred in accordance with the provisions of 5 CFR 302.304(b)(5). Once all eligible and qualified applicants have been determined, Veterans who are eligible for preference will be given first consideration. These procedures do not apply to internal (e.g. merit promotion) selections.
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 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. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
This position is located in the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center (MEDVAMC), Mental Health Care Line (MHCL), Health Care for Homeless Veterans - Community Resource Referral Center (CRRC) and Domiciliary, with duties being performed at various off-site locations. The Psychologist will serve as a fully qualified staff psychologist for CRRC and will work in conjunction with the Domiciliary Program. Care provision will be recovery oriented and services will be delivered in a team based residential treatment environment.
The Psychologist will work with a diverse interdisciplinary team and with community agencies to apply knowledge of psycho diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care that facilities transition of veterans from homelessness.
The incumbent will:
Provide direct patient contact including psychological assessment and treatment planning, individual psychotherapy/assessment sessions, family/caregiver stress therapy sessions.
Perform evaluations for patients with a variety of psychological disorders.
Provide psychological assessments and individual and group psychotherapy
Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions including evidence based treatments
Provide supervision of trainees and Peer Supports conducting direct clinical care.
Consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.
Be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.
In collaboration with other related specialists, the Psychologist will assist with the development and implementation of MEDVAMC recovery oriented care programs; implement programs to measure patient satisfaction; track and trend data related to recovery oriented mental health service delivery and patient outcomes, to include but not limited to the efficacy of prescribed treatment modalities; develop telemental health programming for veterans with psychiatric diagnoses and co-morbid substance use.
The Psychologist may provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training, including trainees seeking licensure in psychology. If unlicensed, the individual will be supervised by a licensed psychologist and the experience and supervision must meet the standards for psychology licensure.
Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday (Incumbent may be required to work weekends, evenings or other irregular tours of duty)