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 Staff Psychologist (Outpatient Mental Health), in Miami, Florida which includes Broward Clinic and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)- reports to a supervisory lead as assigned by the Chief, of Psychology at the Miami VA Healthcare System. The facility's Chief of Psychology and Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Mental Health & Behavioral Science (MH&BS) Service are responsible for the professional oversight of psychologists working in the MH&BS Service. The Staff Psychologist is 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, CBOCs, primary care, surgery, mental health, sleep clinic, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, and substance abuse disorder clinics. 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, couples, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions; and 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. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Applies a wide range of professional psychological treatments and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions for Veterans and other eligible patients through a variety of modalities including evidence-based practices and adjunctive interventions including but not necessarily limited to individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, consultation, rehabilitation, and psycho-education. Diagnoses mental disorders, and conducts psychological and/or cognitive function assessments and neuropsychological screenings. Designs and implements effective treatment strategies. Incorporates new clinical procedures when appropriate. Provides professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health. Participates in evaluation of peers as part of the FPPE and OPPE review process. Assignment in substance use disorder clinics includes: provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual and group psychotherapy, including application of these modalities for treatment of Veterans with substance-use histories, substance-use disorders, and comorbid substance use / mental-health diagnosis. Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. May provide regular supervision to trainees and unlicensed staff if approved by their supervisor, service chief and (for trainees) the Psychology Training Director or Associate Training Director. May participate in the psychology training program, psychology diversity committee, or other special interest committee or work group. May participate, as requested, in administrative investigations boards. May serve as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. May conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties). May perform basic research tasks of scholarship and research execution within the context of an established research team, including research participant relations, research documentation, data acquisition, maintenance, and collaboration. May serves as the subject matter expert in evidence-based practices. May participate in continuous performance-improvement efforts and system redesign committees. May serve on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces as assigned. May represent Psychology on decision-making committees at the Medical Center, Healthcare System as assigned. May represent the program, medical center, or healthcare system in the community as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist (Outpatient Mental Health)/PD000000 EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN8CCOE@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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