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    Summary

    The psychologist's primary assignment will be in San Francisco VA Health Care System Mental Health Service which serves veterans with mental health problems, emphasizing chronic mental illness, mood and anxiety disorders, psychiatric illness co-occurring with medical illnesses and mental health problems associated with homelessness.

    The Psychologist will perform direct clinical care as part of Primary Care Mental Health Integration team, with an emphasis on behavioral health in the primary care setting (e.g., mood and anxiety management secondary to health conditions, chronic pain, weight loss, diabetes management, tobacco use cessation, sleep hygiene). The psychologist will maintain an active portfolio of externally funded clinical research at a high level of investigative independence involving complex research programs and/or multi-site research trials or collaborations, and will have an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    Responsibilities

    Major Duties:

    Clinical Responsibilities
    1. Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI): Serves as a consultant to primary care staff and assists in their formulation of the psychological diagnoses and appropriate treatment interventions regarding their patients. Provides assessment and treatment services to patients within the primary care setting for mental health and behavioral medicine concerns (e.g., mood and anxiety management secondary to health conditions, chronic pain, weight loss, diabetes management, tobacco use cessation, sleep hygiene). Assists in referrals to specialty mental health services, as appropriate.
    2. Serves as the lead clinician in tobacco use cessation programs, including leading a smoking cessation group and providing individual smoking cessation assistance for veterans, as needed.
    4. Provides supervision of trainees conducting direct clinical care.
    5. Remains involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.

    Research
    1. Responsibility for externally funded (VA Research and Development [Rehabilitation, Clinical Services, and Health Services], National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Congressionally Designated Medical Research Program) research projects in the role of Principal Investigator, Co-PI, Project Director, or Co-Investigator.
    2. Perform assignments at a high level of investigative independence involving complex research programs and/or multi-site research trials or collaborations.
    3. Possesses the knowledge of, and ability to apply, appropriate scientific methods to the design and execution of basic and applied research.
    4. Ability to coordinate work across multiple settings.
    5. Ability to convey scientific concepts and methodological principles to individuals with diverse levels of technical expertise
    6. High-level involvement in peer-reviewed research and other peer review activities such as:

    • Publications in peer-reviewed professional literature (3-6 per year)
    • Consistent record of presentation of research findings at national scientific meetings
    • Attainment of an academic appointment at the affiliated medical school or local university, usually at rank of Associate Professor or equivalent

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

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