You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! Outpatient Community Based Psychologists offer a broad range of evidence-based services to our Nations Veterans. Duties include individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, assessment, care management, psychological testing, and other various mental health services as needed. These psychologists work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive psychological services for Veterans on their panel. Psychologists serving at the Robley Rex VAMC may participate in additional duties based on the facilities need. These include supervision of psychology students at various levels or training, consultation to other disciplines in the area of behavioral and mental health, Participation on administrative committees of Mental Health and/or the Medical Center, and development of continuing education, training, research, and treatment/program evaluation. Psychologists function as a member of the Louisville VAMC Medical Staff with full clinical privileges. Psychologists comply with all documentation and coding procedures, have strong foundation in evidence based psychotherapy/assessment, possess good time management skills, are self-directed, and have good communication/ negotiation skills to balance workload demands. They are familiar with/able to use a personal computer, proficient in using word processing program/Microsoft Windows and writing psychological reports, chart notes, treatment summaries. They complete work tasks in a timely manner; prioritize work appropriately and seek consultation to deal with difficult cases. Psychologists demonstrate leadership abilities in a respectful interdisciplinary team format, are self-motivating to seek out/complete work assignments and exhibit excellent customer service skills, toward patients and coworkers. They work collegially with all professions and demonstrate acceptance of those with different opinions. Major duties and responsibilities include: Provides psychological treatment and services: Provides a full range of evidence based therapeutic interventions in group and individual formats. Has knowledge of the recovery model, and integrates it in the treatment of Veterans experiencing mental illness. Develops and documents clear treatment goals that are thorough, based in recovery and utilize symptom severity and intensity to inform treatment frequency. Develops and implements clinical procedures that balance clinical demand and therapeutic resources. Responsible for timely completion of all clinical record keeping and documentation required by the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service and Medical Center. Provides psychological evaluation and assessment: Performs evaluations of Veterans with a variety of psychological, mood and personality disorders. Evaluations can be performed for clinical or administrative purposes. Performs consultation and training: Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff as requested and assists in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. May provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training, including trainees seeking licensure in psychology. May be involved in the training of medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate. Participates in meetings, committees or projects as assigned: Attends and participates in organizational meetings, treatment planning meetings and assigned committees or projects. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30pm or 7:30 am- 4:00 pm Vacancies may be located at the Louisville VA Medical Center (main campus) and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) that are associated with the Louisville VA Medical Center. 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.