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 provides Psychological care and services to Veterans with Mental Health Conditions. In addition, the incumbent provides mental health consultation and liaison services to the primary care providers within the primary care clinic setting at the Brick CBOC. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Chief, Outpatient Mental Health at VANJHCS, who establishes objectives and department priorities. In addition, this psychologist may reports programmatically to the ACOS for Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences for the program(s) to which s/he is assigned. With regard to evaluation of discipline-specific performance of assigned responsibilities and conduct, the incumbent consults with the Associate Chief, Mental Health & Behavioral Science for Psychology who assesses the incumbent's clinical competence as a psychologist. The incumbent consults with the Associate Chief, MH&BS for Psychology for issues related to professional competency, education and ethics as a psychologist The incumbent serves as Staff Psychologist with Special Proficiency in the interface between Physical Health and Mental Health conditions. Then Incumbent exercises mastery of the theories, principle, concept and methodologies of the Clinical Psychology that us customarily acquired through education and training that meets the requirements for a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD) plus two years of post doctoral experience. The Psychologist is required to exercise judgment in the selection of and/or adaptation of standard and accepted psychological theories, techniques and practices in treating Veterans or in developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical population. the incumbent also incorporates strengths-based, Veteran-centered, recovery-oriented care practices. Provides individual psychotherapy to Veterans with a range of mental health conditions, including patients who are flagged (or screened positive) by primary care providers as having depression, PTSD, suicidal ideation, alcohol and/or substance use disorders. Provides individual and group psychotherapies as well as couples counseling. 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: Tuesday - Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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