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    This announcement is open to US Citizens- Veteran's preference will be applied. Current, permanent Federal employees apply for consideration under CBDA-10345020-19-MH-AMR. This announcement will be open until filled. Candidates will be pulled periodically.

    This position is assigned to the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) clinic and the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Outpatient Program (STOP) within the Mental Health Service at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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    Clinical Responsibilities:

    Assessments and Screening:
    Conducts assessments for mental health, substance use, psychosocial and any associated problems in the substance use disorders residential and outpatient clinical settings.
    Diagnoses mental disorders and provide cognitive function screenings and psychological assessments.
    Formulates treatment plans for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and document such in the Mental Health Treatment Suite.

    Uses appropriate treatment modalities including individual, group, couples, and family psychotherapy.
    Provides addiction-focused evidence based psycliotherapy that must be considered for all patients with substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health disorders.
    Maintains phone contact with patients, families, and community agencies as needed.
    Participates in discharge planning and write discharge summaries. When clinically indicated, s/he will do a provider to provider hand off.

    Consultation and Referral:
    Completes SUD and STOP consults and refers the veteran to any mental health services needed.
    Serves as a consultant to others needing guidance and direction in the management of complex, difficult patient care cases, especially involving substance use and co-occurring disorders in residential and other settings.
    Coordinates health care services with other departments within the VA facility as appropriate.

    Administrative Responsibilities:
    Participates in the professional activities of the Mental Health Service and KCVAMC at the direction or approval of the SUD Program Manager and ultimately the Chief of Mental Health.
    Assists in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for Veteran populations in his/her care.
    Adheres to all established national, local, and professional operational policies and procedures.

    Teaching and Training:
    Provides clinical supervision and instruction of psychology postdoctoral residents, psychology interns, psychology practicum students, addiction fellow, psychiatry residents, medical students, and trainees in other professions.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am -4:30 pm, with evenings, weekends, and/or adjusted tours as needed to ensure quality care to Veterans.
    Functional Statement: Psychologist STOP / 00000

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0180 Psychology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515281300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.