The Psychologist is located in the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Center (SCI/D) at the VA NJ Health Care System. The SCI/D Center is an acute care unit providing inpatient and outpatient acute care, ventilator, and sub -acute rehabilitation services for patients with spinal cord injuries/disorders (with and without history of traumatic brain injury), patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and patients diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 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 Psychologist for this position will be part of an interdisciplinary team. The psychologist possesses foundational knowledge in areas of rehabilitation psychology and behavioral medicine, as well as evidence-based assessment and intervention modalities in more traditional mental health. He/she will provide services including psychological consultation and evaluations, cognitive screens, psychotherapy, and psychoeducation (in group and individual form). This includes delivering evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions to improve the physical, psychological and behavioral functioning of the patients and caregivers. Duties include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services, education of staff, and trainee supervision. These services are generally provided on the inpatient unit, outpatient clinic, VVC video to home or VA spoke site, and Telephone but may occasionally include outpatient setting at VA CBOC or Veteran's home. The Psychologist is required to have advanced knowledge of psychological diagnoses, intervention, behavioral health, and rehabilitation that qualifies him/her to provide both care to patients and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The interdisciplinary team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses/nursing case managers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, neuro/psychologists, and other health professionals. The psychologist may collaborate on research projects initiated by other investigators and/or may initiate independent research projects. Licensed psychologists obtain clinical privileges to practice general psychological procedures expected of all psychologists. They may be also granted specialty area clinical privileges to include (but not be limited to) Health Psychology and/or Neuropsychology. Unlicensed Psychologist' practice under the supervision of a licensed psychologist with clinical privileges covered by a Scope of Practice document. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599482500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.