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 position is assigned professionally to the PCT Specialty Mental Health Section at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. The position being recruited is located at the Carl T. Hayden Healthcare System or associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics and may include flexible work schedules, including early evening hours or weekend duties. In addition to providing direct patient care, this psychologist communicates and coordinates with the Specialty Mental Health Section Chief to plan the implementation of services to meet the most significant behavioral health care needs of the Veteran population served. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: Evaluating and diagnosing mental health disorders by conducting psychological assessments. Providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic (EBP) interventions. Providing consultation and EBPs, which includes delivery of group, individual, or couples interventions for PTSD. Conducting group, individual or couples services within the PCT clinical program via telemental health modalities, such as clinical video teleconferencing (CVT). Working in an interdisciplinary medical setting involving psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, and social workers as well as administrative and scheduling staff. Facilitating liaisons with other mental health programs to effectively coordinate services. Complying with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complying with all documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attending regular meetings, Psychology Service staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, and complies with Psychology Service peer review procedures. Contributing to performance improvement activities within the Psychology Department and PTSD Treatment Programs. Attending relevant Psychology Service meetings and complying with quality review procedures. Assisting the Program Manager in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs. Adhering to operational policies and procedures for health care as directed by the Medical Center and Psychology Service Management. Completing risk assessment and evaluates for appropriate level of care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: May be authorized depending on the needs of the clinic. Telework: Not authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist (PTSD)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. EDRP Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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