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. This Psychologist - Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) position is located in the Mental Health Service of the Tomah, Wisconsin VA Medical Center. The Psychologist provides evidence-based, individualized care within the interdisciplinary treatment team in the RRTP. The RRTP provides specialized services for Substance Abuse, Combat-PTSD, Sexual Trauma and Homelessness. The Psychologist provides evidence-based individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, case management, risk assessment, treatment, and transition planning. 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: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, may vary depending on patient care needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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