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 John J. Pershing Medical Center is seeking a full time Health Behavior Coordinator Psychologist to join our Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service at Poplar Bluff, MO. Duties for all positions include but are not limited to: Plans, develops, adapts, implements and assesses efficacy of health behavior interventions for the promotion of general health and to address health risk behaviors as part of disease prevention and chronic disease management (e.g., weight loss and maintenance, tobacco use cessation, promoting patient self- management interventions targeting issues such as increasing participation in regular exercise, healthy eating, sleep hygiene) in close collaboration with the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Manager and others. Contributes to training of primary care team and others in evidence-based methodologies to effectively communicate with, motivate, coach, and support patients in being aware of relevant health risks, assisting patients in clarifying personal goals for health promotion and disease prevention programs, and developing individualized patient self-management plans. Works with Primary Care and Nursing leadership to provide specific training, guidance, and mentoring of Primary Care Nurses and others to facilitate effective coaching (i.e., healthy lifestyle coaching to support patient self-management). Serves as the lead clinician in tobacco use cessation programs. Performs specialty health psychology assessment/intervention (e.g., pre-bariatric surgery, MOVE! patients with particular behavioral issues, patients with unique or complex problems impacting their health promotion/disease prevention self- management plans). Provides consultation and training to Primary Care and Mental Health Service Line staff in the enhancing, maintaining, and supporting health behavior program for the promotion of health and prevention of disease and enhance patient self- management of chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, HIV, Hepatitis, COPD) to prevent secondary complications and improve long-term outcomes and enhance quality of life. May supervise pre-doctoral and post-doctoral Psychology trainees, or trainees in other disciplines, including medical, nursing, pharmacy, and psychiatric trainees assigned to the Primary Care Service. The Health Behavior/Health Psychologist will have a primary clinical supervisory role in health behavior coaching and is likely to supervise or co-supervise health coaches. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement: Psychologist (Health Behavior Coordinator) Preferred Experience: Licensed Psychologist with at least one year post-doctoral experience.
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