Within Primary Care Mental Health Integration and Health Psychology (PCMHI), the psychologist will provide same day services to Veterans, including assessment and evidence based psychotherapy as needed for psychological or medically related concerns. Specifically, the incumbent will assess, plan, implement, and collaborate on the health care needs of patients with endocrine-related conditions in rural settings. Duties include, but not limited to: Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients with psychiatric disorders, including use of the Behavioral Health Lab (BHL) software. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic (EBP) interventions. For the positions within the Primary Care setting, the psychologist will provide brief assessment for a range of mood disorders and medical conditions, brief individual therapy, and brief group therapy, using protocols such as Problem-Solving Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, in line with the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Initiative. Responds to Same Day referrals from Primary Care clinicians with brief assessment, referral or treatment options. Provides LIP support as part of interdisciplinary PCMHI/ Health Psychology team. Provides consultation to professional staff within Phoenix VAHCS as part of integrated care PACT and rural endocrine teams, and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Mental Health services. Attends relevant Psychology Service and MH&BSS meetings and complies with quality review procedures. Assists the Health Psychology Program Manager in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for health care as directed by the Medical Center and Psychology Service Management. Completes risk assessment and evaluates for appropriate level of care. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This position may include a flexible work schedule, including early evening hours and week-end duties. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599899400
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