This Clinical Psychologist will serve as a professional staff member of
the Geriatrics & Extended Care Service Line. The incumbent provides a full
range of psychological services within the areas of assignment that include:
Pain Psychology/Behavioral Medicine/Behavior Health.
The incumbent will be in the HBPPC (Home
Based Primary and Palliative Care) Section of GECR. The psychological care to
the patients, families and caregivers is performed in the home. Driving of a
government vehicle to visit the patients may be up to 50 miles (one way) from
the duty location. Meetings of the entire HBPPC team occur weekly and are
required. Training in other areas of GECR SL like CLC (Community Living Center)
and Contract Nursing Home clinic will occur for possible coverage as necessary. Other duties and
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
duties, including developing and implementation of clinical programs for a team
providers. Also, scheduling of Veterans and related issues, returning Veterans' phone calls, Report writing,
and attending organizational meetings.
· Provide a full
range of diagnostic and evaluation services appropriate to the
interdisciplinary pain management setting, especially in the areas of
psychological evaluation of emotional and behavioral problems and suicide
· Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan
for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical
· Use a variety of
intelligence and personality assessment measures.
· Facilitates patient and family education appropriate to the setting and
the specific presenting issues.
· Plan appropriate
clinical treatment for individual patients based on data gathered during assessments.
supervise and provide individual and group psychotherapy.
· Lead a group
and/or conduct individual therapy sessions using a full range of therapeutic
techniques and skills.
· Provides consultation services to support team decision-making, building
on physician and healthcare team interventions and improving team-patient
· Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care
· Remains involved in program evaluation
and/or research activities.
Functional Statement # 077630
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Management reserves the
right to determine and change the work schedule)