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    Aa a Rehabilitation Psychologist in the Residential inpatient Blind Rehabilitation Center (BRC) at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHCS), your time will be 100% allocated to the Blind Rehabilitation Center. VALBHCS BRC is a 24 bed residential program and one of thirteen Level 1 Centers for Blind and Visually Impaired Veteran nationally. Centers within the Veterans Health Administration focus on maximizing independence and providing evaluation and training to improve quality of life.

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    The BRC Psychologist role is the only dedicated Mental Health provider within the BRC unit but works closely with the general Psychology and Mental Health programs as needed. The BRC inpatient program serves between 150 & 200 Visually Impaired and Blind Veteran inpatient programs per year. As a Licensed Provider for the Blind Rehabilitation service line at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, you will practice independently in the provision of psychological services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental disorders, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate.

    PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

    Major duties and responsibilities include:

    • Performing initial psychological evaluations of inpatients on the BRC Unit. Evaluations can include but are not limited to interviewing patient and family members, assessing coping, mood, and performing cognitive screens (MoCA) and evaluations
    • Maintaining test materials and supplies, and adding to and/or developing testing for the clinic as needed to suit the population
    • Facilitating adjustment to visual loss, and promoting lifestyle changes in order to help build the personal and social resources that increase independence
    • Providing comprehensive services that include assessment, evidence-based psychotherapeutic and psycho-educational interventions
    • Maintaining test materials and supplies, and adding to and/or developing testing for the clinic as needed to suit the population
    • Collaborating actively and effectively with the interdisciplinary team (including nurses, nurse practitioner, social work, blind rehabilitation therapists, care partners, recreation therapists, chaplain, and others as identified)
    • Participating in psychology training and in supervision of psychology fellows, interns and practicum students
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584842700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.