The John J. Pershing Medical Center is seeking a full time Psychologist to join the Mental Health Care Line with the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 7, 2021, with a subsequent cut-off date of December 30, 2021. The incumbent is assigned to the Outpatient Mental Health (Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program) that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary mental health services to patients in outpatient mental health clinics and at times in response to Consults from the Acute Care Medical Ward and Community Living Center. The incumbent will complete thorough psychosocial assessments and include pertinent information in all the required areas of functioning in order to determine the appropriate diagnoses and other treatment-related conclusions. The clinical assessments must be appropriate to the referral questions. Conclusions are found to be reasonably substantiated by interview, observations, historical data, collateral data (i.e. from outside sources such as other treatment providers, family members, etc.) and other data when indicated. The incumbent will provide DSM diagnoses to determine the appropriate treatment needs of the Veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must be able to utilize this assessment in facilitating the Veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of independence that is possible and practicable. The incumbent will provide emergency/crisis interventions that are provided to Veterans in an effort to stabilize. Such interventions will include rapid assessments and development of crisis management plans. Interventions are to be appropriate to the level of need and would involve a range of services including facilitation of transfer of care to the appropriate level based on Veteran need as well as referral to other VA resources or community agencies. Duties include but are not limited to: Completes thorough psychosocial assessments and includes pertinent information in all the required areas of functioning in order to determine appropriate diagnoses and other treatment-related conclusions. Clinical assessments are found to be appropriate to the referral question. Conclusions are found to be reasonably substantiated by interviews, observations, historical data, collateral data (i.e. from outsides sources such as other treatment providers, family members, etc.) and other data when indicated. Provides a DSM diagnosis to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. Provides emergency/crisis interventions that are provided to Veterans in an effort to stabilize. Provides consultation to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement: Psychologist (OPMH) Preferred Experience: Licensed Psychologist with at least one year post-doctoral experience.
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.