The incumbent for this position is assigned to the Manchester VAMC Substance Abuse Program within the Mental
Health & Behavioral Science Service (MHBSS). In addition to providing direct patient care,
this psychologist does have additional duties as described below:
1. Provides a full range of psychological
assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or
unusually difficult patients.
2, Provides education to patients, family
members, and significant others.
3. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based
psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group
4. Provides consultation to professional staff
within VA and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings
and appropriate treatment plans for patients.
5. Develops, implements, and documents the
psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients,
including prompt completion of clinical reminders.
6. Functions independently as a member of the Manchester
VA Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility
for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and
responsibilities (55% time)
the Service Line Manager in the design, development, and implementation of Substance
Abuse Program. Adheres to operational
policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the affiliated
Service Line Manger.
the program manger in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and
data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the
liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate
with national and local performance measures, including timely health care
screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients.
with all VHA electronic medical record documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for
documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering
diagnostic and procedure codes).
and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the
Service Line Manager (or designee) and facility Director.
monthly Psychology meetings, intern supervisory staff meetings, and complies
with Psychology peer review procedures.
weekly Clinical Team staff meetings and complies with program directives.
and Training (5% time):
1. Provides clinical
supervision and instruction for the Mental Health Interdisciplinary team
regarding various aspects of substance abuse treatment.