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    Summary

    • A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual.
    • This position is also eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please see below for more information.
    This position serves as the staff psychologist to the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery / Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (ICMHR / RANGE) Team and is a member of the Psychology Service.

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    Responsibilities

    Participates in the development of a treatment plan for each Veteran contacted through outreach. The treatment plan includes measurable goals based on relevant psychological, medical, and psychiatric information. Responsible for the assessment, identification, facilitation, referral, and linkage to appropriate medical and psychiatric services for Veteran identified as eligible for services.
    Conducts individual and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of substance abuse, psychiatric illness, and social needs as treatment issues. Professional judgment, including the knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior, is a competency applied in daily interactions with Veterans.
    Participates in the assignment of Veterans to VA treatment teams and programs, including consulting with relevant program clinical staff in planning treatment for Veterans with comorbidities. Facilitates community organization and outreach to alleviate problems that may interfere with Veterans' ability to achieve independence.
    Assists the Veteran in service stabilization by consulting and intervening when problems arise with service providers and assists in priority management/pace of services/integration of Veteran in program with Veteran and program staff by participating in treatment team meetings.
    Assesses high risk factors, acuity, and the need for services. Serves Veterans who tend to have frequent and severe crises, lack family or an adequate community support network, be poor at self-monitoring, frequently fail to comply with instructions and treatment, or have significant deficits in coping skills and require continuing professional psychosocial support.
    Diagnoses mental disorders, conducts psychological assessments as needed to determine appropriate treatment referrals. Treats mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provides adjunctive interventions for treatment of mental disorders. Among the modalities provided are evidenced-based individual, family, and group psychotherapies.
    Identifies and interviews Veterans in each setting to conduct needs assessment and determine appropriate referrals, linkage and coordination for VA and non-VA services to enhance function in the community.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Incumbent will travel within the community on a daily basis to perform the duties of the position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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