Psychologist is assigned to Domiciliary First Step Program, VA Palo Alto Health
Care System. First Step Program is a
90-day residential program and the Staff Psychologist will be responsible of diagnose
mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments,
treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive
rehabilitation-oriented interventions for the treatment of medical disorders
cognitive-behavioral treatment for substance abuse in a therapeutic community
is part of the multidisciplinary team and provide clinical and administrative
support to the programs supervisory psychologist.
for facilitating staff meetings.
the treatment planning and discharge planning of residents.
patient transfers to and from other VA program to First Step.
in conducting daily groups and classes within the residential treatment milieu.
care for patients receiving psychiatric medications, responding to medical and
psychiatric emergencies on the unit.
clinical supervision to paraprofessional and psychology trainees, and
contributing to the professional development and education of all staff working
with veterans on the unit.
Domiciliary leadership with conducting program evaluation, supporting research,
supporting leadership in meeting hospital performance measures, and participating
in implementation of all changes necessary to be in compliance with CARF, Joint
Commission, and other national mandates.
provides clinical psychosocial and case management services.
closely with the VA HhHealth
Care Systems homeless programs, residential and community care programs and
other Domiciliary programs to ensure that coordination between these entities
is facilitated and veterans direct care, referral and follow-up is contiguous
and based on a continuum of services.