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 The HBPC Program is a unique home care program that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care in the homes of Veterans with complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective. In contrast to other home care systems that target patients with short-term remediable needs and provide episodic, time-limited and focused skilled services, HBPC targets patients with complex, chronic, progressively disabling disease and provides comprehensive, long term health care. The HBPC psychologist provides care to Veterans both virtually and in-home to Veterans enrolled in HBPC programs of the James E. Van Zandt VAMC. Major duties include, but may not be limited to: Providing screening for emotional-behavioral problems to prevent psychological problems and/or diagnose such problems per the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM5) criteria Providing behavioral medicine interventions to manage physical pain and other disabilities, to address sleep problems and promote positive sleep practices, to facilitate weight loss and good nutritional habits, to cease smoking, and/or to reinforce or enhance medical compliance Providing treatment for such psychological problems as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance abuse, with an emphasis on time-limited, evidenced-based approaches when possible and appropriate Developing behavior management/modification plans and strategies to address dementia-related behaviors and other cognitive impairments to decrease the need for adjunct psychotropic medication for behavioral control Providing psychoeducation, counseling, and other supportive measures to the spouse and other family members, home health aides and other caregivers, and/or other VA and non-VA staff crucial to keeping the Veteran at home Providing screening for cognitive deficits to address specific functional questions and/or to determine if more comprehensive neuropsychological testing is needed Assessing the Veteran's understanding of advanced directives and other forms of consent, and assisting HBPC and other staff in determining how to explain and present treatment options and other such material in a form that they can understand Assists the Chief of Mental Health and HBPC Program Director in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs designed to meet HBPC staff psychologist mission requirements Adheres to operational policies and procedures established by the Chief of Mental Health and HBPC Program Director Assists the Chief of Mental Health and HBPC Program Director in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the HBPC psychologist service and other HBPC Program and Mental Health Service components Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures, to include entering diagnostic and procedure codes Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday (May change based off the needs of the facility) Compressed/Flexible: May be available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required **THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT 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.