The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1)Psychologist BHIP for the Alamosa VA Clinic, Alamosa Colorado. This announcement is multi-disciplined and selection can be made from either a Psychologist, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker. The incumbent serves as a fully qualified psychologist in the Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service. The incumbent has primary assignment in the support of behavioral health services in the outpatient Mental Health Clinic and serves as a key member of the Behavioral Health Integrated Program (BHIP) team. The outpatient Mental Health Clinic is one of the functional units providing psychological services to the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Eastern Colorado Health Care System. Clinical Responsibilities Performs evaluations for patient conditions that include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and general emotional and cognitive functioning. The assessment and care provided accommodate to the cognitive, emotional, chronological maturation, and diversity needs of the person served. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions with a strong emphasis on evidence- based models of care in the outpatient mental health setting. Conducts assessment appropriate to individual patient with attention to on the implications of test results for a veteran's every-day, real-world function and successful treatment/management of health problems with an emphasis on behavioral health factors associated with improved quality of life. Provides group, individual, and family psychotherapy and counseling to veterans and family members as indicated through assessment process. Provides psychoeducation to patients and family members to support healthcare adherence and relapse prevention. Works with assigned Mental Health Clinic team and Behavioral Health Integrated Program (BHIP) team to support optimum clinical care. Consults and coordinates with community providers following HIPPA practices to support psychosocial recovery of the person served. Academic/ Teaching/ Training Provides clinical supervision to pre-doctoral practicum students in clinical/counseling psychology, pre-doctoral interns in clinical psychology, and post-doctoral fellows in clinical psychology. Supports activities of Psychology Training Program and participates in relevant educational seminars. Participates in improvement of clinical supervision skills with emphasis on Evidence Based Practice models. Provides training and guidance to other behavioral health staff. Takes on program development tasks as assigned. Program Evaluation Participates in planning of measurement, gathering and analysis of outcome data to guide program evaluation and development. Implements program design and assists in clinical management of program staff as assigned. Assumes responsibility for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation. Maintains ongoing scholarly and self-education activities. Participates in research with relevant populations as opportunities arise. Participates in psychology peer review. May serve as faculty at local or other system-wide education and training conferences May serve as primary investigator on research projects Works with local APA-accredited psychology programs to facilitate dissertation research in the areas of psychosocial recovery and improved quality of life for individuals who have mental health challenges. Serves on committees as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Yes for highly qualified individuals Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. 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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