This Clinical Psychologist position is located in the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) service at the Manchester VAMC. The position is full-time at 40 hours per week. Functions and duties include, but are not limited to: Providing a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and use the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Providing a full range of therapeutic interventions. Providing screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of depressive and anxiety-related disorders, as well as other conditions, with an emphasis on the application of time-limited, evidence-based approaches. Providing psychological prevention services to patients at significant risk for psychological problems. Providing services to the families of veterans with dementia being served by HBPC. Providing individual and group interventions to support patients that are coping with feelings of grief and loss associated with disability and other life transitions. Providing psychoeducational and supportive interventions, in conjunction with the veteran, for spouses, family members/caregivers, and others that are crucial to keeping the veteran at home. Facilitating transition and adjustment emotionally to new living situations (e.g., nursing home, assisted living facility), and providing seamless intervention services, as appropriate. Providing behavioral medicine interventions to manage pain, disability, address sleep problems, facilitate weight loss, promote smoking cessation, and enhance medical compliance when appropriate and within scope of practice or help facilitate referral/consultations with treating providers. Providing clinical services using telemental health/telehome technology. Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multi-disciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals. Performing evaluations for wide array of patients representing diverse diagnostic entities. Performing capacity/competency assessments when there are questions about a patient's ability to make medical decisions, perform other specific functions, or live independently. Assessing patients' understanding of advanced directives and other forms of consent and assisting staff in determining how to present treatment options and other such material to patients in a format they can understand. Providing clinical supervision/consultation to various disciplines and levels of training, as appropriate. Providing leadership guidance and consultation to the staff of HBPC teams to which assigned. Serving on Psychology, medical center, VISN, and/or national VA committees, task forces or rotations, as assigned. Representing Psychology and Home-Based Primary Care on decision-making committees at the medical center, as assigned. Actively participating in leadership roles on local, state, and national professional organizations. Representing the medical center at professional/program community group/events and committees. Responsible for the timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the medical center and service line. All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Authorized Telework: May be authorized. Telework Ad-Hoc work can be performed on an as needed basis anywhere other than a VA facility or using VA-leased space (example: home). Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599490700
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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.