The psychologist for whom this functional statement applies functions as a Health Psychologist with primary duties in the areas of Oncology and the Health Psychology services with special focus on Oncology and other serious illnesses. The incumbent will be a contributing member of the overarching Interdisciplinary (Health) Psychology Program through the Psychology Section of the Mental Health Service Line of the Central Virginia VA Healthcare System and shall engage in other duties as assigned in Solid Organ Transplant, Cardiology and Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), Gastroenterology and Hepatology, weight loss and bariatric pre-surgical evaluation, and Chronic Pain. The clinical involvements of the incumbent psychologist will primarily involve actively consulting and liaising with interdisciplinary teams in Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Surgical Oncology. The incumbent will provide psychotherapeutic services in varied formats including individual, family, and group with an emphasis toward provision of evidence based interventions. Incumbent will provide other duties as assigned in the mental health service. Additional duties include, but not limited to: 1. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment for a wide range of psychological and behavioral medicine issues for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions and disabilities. a. Completes solid organ transplant evaluations, LVAD, other pre-surgical evaluations, and bone marrow transplant evaluations. 2. Plans effective treatment and evaluates/adjusts treatment as necessary. 3. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions in specialty medical clinics and medical inpatient units via Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology referrals. a. Interventions include, but are not limited to, evidence-based supported treatments for mental health disorders, cognitive and behavioral pain management strategies, motivational interviewing, family interventions for coping with serious illness, cognitive and behavioral interventions for substance use disorders, cognitive and behavioral weight loss interventions and the like. b. Psychoeducational interventions. c. Crisis interventions. 4. Collaborates and provides consultation to Oncology teams and surgical teams 5. Provides consultation to professional staff within the VA medical Center and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. 6. Functions independently as a member of the VA Medical Center Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Work Schedule: Compressed/Flexible (negotiable) 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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