This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized to highly qualified individuals. Positions available include various specialties in which you can specify your preferred specialty that intrigues you most and best utilizes your professional training and skills. Current vacancies are in the below specialties. Home Based Primary Care - Provides a variety of psychological services including psychological assessment, diagnosis, brief cognitive evaluations, and treatment to the primarily geriatric Veterans enrolled in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). These services typically occur in the Veteran home in the community. Consultation is also provided to the HBPC team. Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program - Provides a variety of psychological services to Veterans, including psychological assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment in the MH RRTP setting under the administrative supervision of the MH RRTP Manager. Provision of services will be conducted primarily through individual and/or group psychotherapy. An emphasis is placed on evidence-based and best practice approaches. The Psychologist at the full performance level of the GS-13. Duties include: -Conduct screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders with an emphasis on the application of goal-oriented, evidence-based approaches. -Administer, score, and review rating scales, questionnaire, or other measurement-based tools to assess emotional, functional, or psychological conditions as well as establish Veteran-focused, individualized, treatment planning. -Administer and/or evaluate results of a full range of psychodiagnostics, intelligence, or personalities assessments and tests. The incumbent will utilize interview data, comprehensive assessments, and observations in diagnosing and treating mental health disorders. -Provide psychological prevention services for those at significant risks for psychological problems.-Screen for cognitive deficits to address specific functional questions or to determine if a referral is indicated for a medical or neuropsychological evaluation. -Provide psychological interventions to manage pain, disability, address sleep problems, facilitate weight loss, promote smoking cessation, and enhance medical compliance. -Monitor treatment progress using measurement-based tools and recommending adjustments to the treatment plan as appropriate. -Perform assessments when there are questions about a Veteran's ability to make medical decisions, perform specific functions, or live independently. -Provide services to the families of Veterans when such care is directly related to the overall treatment plan for the Veteran and will allow better care for the Veteran or will allow the family to sustain the Veteran in the home environment. -May provide services using telemental health technology. -Must possess and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds. -In addition to these primary responsibilities, the incumbent may provide consultation or program oversight, be involved in program evaluation, training, educational activities, and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full-time and Part-time positions are available. Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, may vary depending on patient care needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: Telework may be available based on position and will be discussed at the interview. Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.