*Incentives not available* *Not a Virtual position* The Psychologist or Graduate Psychologist serves the PTSD Outpatient Clinic and the Couples and Family Therapy Program in the Outpatient Mental Health Section at the Seattle Division of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The psychologist's primary duties involve psychological assessment and diagnosis, psychotherapy, counseling, consultation, and secondary/supplemental clinical supervision. Licensed psychologists obtain clinical privileges to practice general psychological procedures expected of all psychologists. They may also be granted specialty area clinical privileges to include (but not be limited to) Rehabilitation Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Geropsychology, and/or Clinical Health Psychology. Graduate psychologists are unlicensed and permitted to provide care only under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist as outlined in their respective Scope of Practice. Graduate psychologists may obtain supervised privileges to practice in a given specialty area to include (but not be limited to) Rehabilitation Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Geropsychology, and/or Clinical Health Psychology. Some of the duties, roles, and responsibilities include: Offering EBPs to couples and families and EBPs for Veterans with PTSD, as well as service as a Mental Health Treatment Coordinator in the PTSD Outpatient Clinic. Provide comprehensive psychological assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the Outpatient Mental Health Section, including services for patients with complex psychopathology requiring advanced psycho-diagnostic skills. Demonstrate expertise in using contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions. Provide education to patients and family members regarding mental disorders and best practices approaches to treatment. Provide evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist, which may include individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation. Provide consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within the Medical Center. Develop, implement, and document the mental health treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist. Comply with all Service Line documentation requirements, including standards for timely completion of CPRS patient contact notes, use of required documentation templates, clinical reminders, treatment plans, and risk assessment protocols. Adhere to all Facility and Service Line policies and practices for delivering clinical care, including but not limited to risk assessment and reduction practices for potentially dangerous behavior (suicide and violence), timeliness of care and access standards, professional conduct requirements, and CPRS documentation conventions. Achieve minimal clinical workload expectations as established by the Service Line. At the GS-13 level, psychologists are fully licensed and function independently as a member of the VAPSHCS Medical Staff with full clinical privileges. Psychologists at this grade additionally assume independent professional responsibility for their clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Provide comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation. These therapeutic interventions may include: Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD. Assist the Team Leader and/or Program Director in the design, development, and implementation of clinical assessment and/or intervention programs. Adhere to operational policies and procedures for the treatment team, established by the affiliated Team Leader, Program Director, and/or Service Line Leader. Assist the Team Leader and/or Program Director in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Facilitate liaisons with other health care programs to effectively coordinate services. Comply with national and local performance measures and facilitate organizational success on these measures at the team level. Attend monthly Psychology Service Staff Meetings; Psychology Training Faculty Meetings; and participate in the Psychology Service biannual competency review process (OPPE and FPPE), periodically serving on the Psychology Service Clinical Pertinence Review Committee. Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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.
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