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 incumbent deals with extremely complex diagnostic, and therapeutic questions involving patient care. The incumbent must recognize deficits and problems which may be encountered in a diverse patient population with varying and complex medical and/or psychological problems in achieving satisfactory psychological adjustment. Duties: 1. Establishes and maintains professional activities of a psychological nature which most readily and appropriately meet the needs of the patients in the clinical area to which the incumbent is assigned. 2. Ensures a well-balanced, diversified and comprehensive program in order to maximize contributions by Psychology Section staff and trainees assigned to the area. 3. Consults with other health care providers and treatment teams regarding overall program planning and implementation. As a member of the treatment team, participates in the decisions regarding treatment philosophy and operational procedures. 4. Ensures that selected activities for which the incumbent is responsible are coordinated with appropriate elements of Behavioral Health Service and the Psychology Lead in order to maximize efficiency and to ensure compliance with service and ward policies. 5. Well versed in and possesses a thorough knowledge of applicable theories, applied research and procedures of behavior modification, both individual and group. 6. Possesses the skill and ability to adapt old and develop new techniques and new technologies, i.e. VTEL, in order to satisfy the therapeutic needs of the patients to which he/she is assigned, utilizing intensive individual and group psychotherapy procedures with selected patients presenting difficult clinical problems, the assigned incumbent may engage in the teaching of these techniques to psychology trainees and interns through supervision of their therapeutic efforts. 7. The incumbent applies psychosocial theory, research and practice as integrative tools for determining an appropriate psychological treatment program for assigned patients. 8. Provides the knowledge, flexibility, and clinical maturity to adapt to and develop comprehensive psychological services in the area of the Healthcare System to which they are assigned. This may include, for example, inpatient, outpatient, psychiatric, medical-surgical, and residential assignments. 9. Possesses the knowledge of and exceptional ability in the use of a broad range of psychodiagnostic techniques and instruments. Psychodiagnostic services provided usually involve patients with difficult clinical, personal and vocational problems. These services contribute to decisions regarding methods and treatment planning in all levels of programs. 10. Skilled in interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution. 11. Able to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. 12. Skilled in working collaboratively with other disciplines and supervisors. 13. The incumbent will perform all other duties as assigned to meet the changing needs of the Veteran. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #: / Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.