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 psychologist serves as a fully qualified staff psychologist, specializing in Clinical Health Psychology, at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, (MEDVAMC), one of the most complex 1A VA facilities in the nation, majorly affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and member of the Texas Medical Center. The psychologist focuses on the integration of age-related reproductive mental and physical health care needs across the lifespans of MEDVAMC's Veteran Women. The co-located collaborative care (CCC) behavioral health provider (psychologist) functions as part of multidisciplinary primary care teams, and delivers brief, consultation based services to Veterans, primary care providers, and allied Patient Alliance Care Team (PACT) members. The focus is on general service delivery for a wide range of concerns and resolving problems within the primary care service context. Behavioral health visits are brief (generally 20--30 minutes), limited in number (1-6 visits), and are provided in the primary care practice area, structured so that the patient views meeting with the behavioral health provider as a routine primary care service. CCC BHPs function within fast-paced primary care teams and can expect to consult with 8-10 patients per day with the primary goals of assisting PACT members with identification, treatment, and management of mental health and behavioral medicine conditions in the enrolled population. a. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. b. Applies principals of population based care (defines role and identifies problems rapidly) c. Initial appointment are based on functional assessments and treatment focuses on functional outcomes. d. Provides brief mental health and behavioral interventions (e.g., 1 - 6 sessions for broad range of concerns). e. Uses time-limited, evidence based, interventions that are simple and concrete. f. Uses self-management/home-based practice interventions. g. Uses intermittent visit strategy and flexible patient contact strategies. h. Triages appropriately and efficiently to specialty mental health services. i. Uses brief measurement-based care routinely (e.g., PHQ-9, PCL, AUDIT C, etc). j. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including: individual and group therapies. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8am to 4:30pm; with possible extended hours based on patient needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified applicants
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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