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. The incumbent is a member of the Suicide Prevention Team located in Topeka, KS. This position can be filled by a Senior Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Psychologist. The following is a list of the open announcements for this position. Interested candidates who are Current, Permanent Federal Employees Psychologist - CBSS-EA-11097471-21-MTL Senior Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor - CBSS-EA-11097593-21-MTL Senior Social Worker - CBSS-EA-11097520-21-MTL Interested candidates who are not Current, Permanent Federal Employees Psychologist - CBSS-EA-11097503-21-MTL Senior Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor - CBSS-EA-11097657-21-MTL Senior Social Worker - CBSS-EA-11097582-21-MTL The Suicide Prevention Care Manager is assigned to provide the full range of psychological services at the Eastern Kansas Health Care System (EKHCS) Topeka, Kansas location. This includes psychological assessment, evidence based individual and/or group psychotherapy (where applicable), psychoeducational intervention, and team consultation in the clinical management of Veteran/patient care. Major duties include: Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients. Providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Developing, implementing, and documenting psychotherapeutic treatment plans for patients who require such treatment. Evaluating suicide risk and protective factors. Identifying veterans at High Risk for Suicide and placing, reviewing, and inactivating Category I Patient Record Flags - High Risk for Suicide. Tracking/coordinating care for veterans flagged as High Risk for Suicide. Tracking and reporting data related to treatment for veterans flagged as High Risk for Suicide, suicide attempts, preparatory behaviors, and deaths by suicide. Contacting family members of veterans who die by suicide. Engaging in suicide risk crisis intervention. Responding to consults placed by Veterans Crisis Line responders. Providing education to staff about suicide risk and protective factors, suicide risk screening and comprehensive suicide risk evaluation, gatekeeper training, safety planning, suicide behavior reporting, and general suicide prevention information. Providing education about suicide risk and protective factors to patients, family members, and significant others. Providing gatekeeper training to veterans in residential treatment programs. Consulting with staff in all parts of the hospital regarding identifying and treatment planning for high risk or potentially high risk veterans. Interacting with community partners, such as law enforcement or community hospitals to identify and ensure timely follow-up treatment for high risk veterans. Conducting community outreach and education regarding suicide risk and protective factors, gatekeeper training, and awareness of the Veterans Crisis Line. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599491700
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