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 This position is assigned to the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program. The HBPC Program provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care services in the homes of veterans with complex and chronic, disabling disease. In addition to primary care interventions, HBPC provides palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management, and care coordination services. HBPC targets veterans in advanced stages of chronic disease, particularly those at high risk of recurrent hospitalization or nursing home placement. The HBPC psychologist functions as the primary mental health provider for the HBPC team, providing mental health prevention, assessment, treatment, management, and professional consultation services. At the discretion of the Assistant Chief of Psychology; Chief of Psychology; and/or Chief of Behavioral Health, this individual may also provide coverage to the Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL) particularly in provision of services related to his or her expertise in the area of Geriatric BH assessment and treatment, but at least 0.5 FTE must be dedicated to HBPC at all times. The primary job functions of psychologists at the GS-13 level include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, education of staff and trainee supervision. The incumbent functions in accordance with the policies, principals, professional ethics and techniques of accepted Psychology practice to include the American Psychological Association, professional licensing code, and state law. Additional guides are available in the form of Veterans Administration directives; program guides, bulletins and circulars; Center Memoranda; Medical Staff By-Laws; applicable Labor-Management Bargaining Agreements; and external accreditation agencies utilized by the VA Medical Center (Joint Commission, CARF, et.al.). Incumbent is expected to independently make use of guides in a creative flexible manner and must use sound judgment in selecting techniques or introducing new practices and methods, adapting these as necessary to fit the needs of the patient population with which he/she serves. Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:30pm Monday - Friday Compressed/Flexible: Telework: Determined by agency policy Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist/PD000000
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