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. If you are not a Current, permanent VA employees, Federal employees from other federal agencies and Health Professional Trainees (HPTs) should apply under CBST-11141834-21-ER. This position is located in the Mental Health Service at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in North Little Rock, AR. PCBH Clinical Practice: The Co-located Collaborative Care (CCC) PCBH psychologist provides functional assessment, triage, brief intervention, education, and consultative services regarding a wide range of mental health and behavioral medicine concerns on referral from primary care providers and allied PACT members. The PCBH psychologist uses population-based practice management strategies and maintains competences in the following core domains. CCC PCBH Clinical Practice Management Conduct functional assessments based on 30 minute appointments and will triage/refer to specialty care services as appropriate. Applies principals of population based care (defines role and identifies problems rapidly) Majority of all appointments are 30 minutes Uses brief assessments routinely (e.g., PHQ-9, PCL, AUDIT C, etc) Initial consultation appointments are based on functional assessments and treatment focuses on functional outcomes Maintains daily open access slots Next available "scheduled" appointment is within two weeks Provides brief mental health and behavioral interventions (e.g., 1-5 sessions for broad range of concerns) Uses time-limited, evidence-based interventions that are simple and concrete Uses self-management/home-based practice interventions Uses intermittent visit strategies and flexible patient contact strategies Triages appropriately and efficiently to specialty mental health services Provide behavioral medicine interventions Documentation skills Writes clear concise notes, generally ½-1 page long, with explicit impression recommendations, and plan for PCP use Notes document curbside consultation results Notes are completed within 3 days unless in crisis situation, in which notes must be completed same day 3. Consultation Skills Routinely Consults with PCPs and other PACT team members about plan of care for patients Conducts effective curbside consultations Integrates within primary care team and works closely in collaboration with PACT team Attends PACT meetings and daily huddles Routinely provides feedback (verbal and/or written) to PCP and other PACT members same day as referral Uses warm-hand off strategy Provides education to PACT on BH issues as well as consultation on tips for successful care management and patient facilitation, even when no direct patient contact. Administration: Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces, as endorsed by supervisors Participates in support of CAVHS and MH Service administrative and performance improvement activities, e.g., by taking on assigned projects and serving on committees Completes required clinical and administrative documentation in a timely manner and in accord with governing regulations, including: Actins required Patient complaints Patient appointment cancellations/rescheduling Clinic utilization N0-shows Note completion, including signature Leave entry Academic/Teaching/Training: Supervises interns and fellows in accord with training program policies and accrediting agency requirements Provides staff and student didactic training and consultation as requested in content areas of scholarly and/or clinical expertise May supervise or train allied health providers in accord with facility and regulatory standards regarding such training Research / Program Evaluation: May participate in program evaluation and/or research activities Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm OR 7:30 am to 4 pm; eligible for AdHoc Telework. 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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