This is not a virtual position. The psychologist is located in the Supportive Recovery Services section (Substance Use Disorder clinic) of the Mental Health Patient Care Center at the James J. Peters (Bronx) VA Medical Center. Duties include, but are not limited to, a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment, and using the most appropriate, evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention techniques to provide in quality care in the delivery of a full range of psychological and multidisciplinary services in the Supportive Recovery Services (SRS) Program at the James J. Peters VAMC. The incumbent may participate in tele-mental health or similar activities to provide service for Veterans. The psychologist will provide evidenced based, recovery-oriented services to veterans with substance use disorders and co-morbid post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) conditions. The psychologist will function as a full member of the substance use disorder program's mental health team, including but not limited to active participation in treatment team meetings as well as engaging with Veterans as appropriate and requested through intake evaluations, psychological assessment, individual and group psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups. The incumbent has advanced knowledge of evidenced based treatments for PTSD culturally sensitive psychological assessment techniques, diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies them to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The incumbent reports to the SRS Psychology Program Manager for day-to-day patient care and administrative responsibilities. The incumbent reports to the Psychology Program Manager for professional practice issues, including credentialing and privileging. At the full performance GS-13 level, the psychologist must be licensed as a psychologist in a state and becomes credentialed and clinically privileged by the James J. Peters VA Medical Staff Professional Standards Board. At that point, supervision becomes general and consultative as needed, with no co-signature of notes or reports required. Staff Psychologist, GS-11 (Entry Level) Assignment. Staff psychologists at this level diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders, and may conduct research. They may be assigned to any program area. Psychologists who are not licensed must practice under the close supervision of a licensed psychologist. Staff Psychologist, GS-12 (Developmental Level) Assignment. Staff psychologists at this level diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders, and may conduct research. They may be assigned to any program area. Staff Psychologist, GS-13 (Full Performance Level) Assignment. This is the full performance level for staff psychologists. At this level, psychologists are licensed to practice independently in the provision of psychological services, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. They may be assigned to any VHA program and setting, such as inpatient or outpatient medicine, primary care, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Compensation and Pension, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organization Development. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions. Psychologists consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600210400
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