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    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will be expected to provide psychological assessment services and evidence-based/evidence­ informed psychotherapies consistent with provision of care guidelines for Veterans presenting with a broad spectrum of psychological problems and psychiatric symptoms, with a focus on recovery from trauma. The incumbent will deliver some services through telehealth as necessary (both to support associated community based outpatient clinics and via clinical telehealth to Veteran's homes). The incumbent will be expected to work with Veterans who are experiencing symptoms of other disorders if needed, but will specialize the majority of their time in the care of Veterans suffering with PTSD. The incumbent will serve as the PTSD rotation supervisor for the pre-doctoral Psychology internship. The position is open to Graduate Psychologists (those in their post-doctoral year) though independently licensed psychologists are preferred. If a Graduate Psychologist is selected, their role in the internship will be through the clinical supervisor who provides clinical supervision toward full licensure, and the Graduate Psychologist must complete the independent license requirements within 2 years.

    Main responsibilities:
    Provide specialized psychological services at all levels of complexity for patients with PTSD, with service delivery through primarily face to face modalities, together with telemental health modalities as needed.
    Provide intake evaluations, diagnostic assessments including (if needed) neurocognitive screening assessments, psychotherapy and patient education
    Perform clinically indicated evaluations for outpatient and residential populations (the incumbent may assist Veterans who are residents of our in-house SARRTP unit).
    Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-education classes. Best practices, practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions.Provide crisis intervention and stabilization services to Veterans if needed.
    Consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of Veteran care issues, including Veteran's decision-making capacity regarding health care.
    Attend and participate in administrative and informational meetings held by the Behavioral VA Health Care Line, Chief of Staff and Psychology Chief (or duly appointed designees).





    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521101600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.