This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact Eva.Gennara@va.gov and cc VISN12EDRP@va.gov for information. Eligible applications received will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized to highly qualified candidates. The Inpatient Mental Health Psychologist will promote the delivery of psychosocial interventions for behavioral and other psychological problems in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit in Danville, IL. They will provide evidenced based, recovery-oriented services to inpatients who have severe mental illness, substance use disorders, and other neuropsychiatric and/or mental health conditions. The clinician will function as a full member of the inpatient interdisciplinary mental health team, including but not limited to active participation in treatment team meetings as well as engaging with Veterans as appropriate and requested through diagnostic evaluations, psychological testing, individual psychotherapy, and psychoeducational groups. In addition to providing direct patient care, the clinician will serve as the Inpatient Mental Health Recovery Lead, promoting and advancing recovery-oriented care and services on the Inpatient Mental Health Unit. While most services are provided during a standard tour of duty, the clinician may also provide services for patients on Saturdays and/or evenings. Major Duties: Performs psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for purposes of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning. These evaluations employ a comprehensive diagnostic interview, review of available records, collateral contact when available, as well as objective and cognitive tests when indicated. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit, including individual and group psychotherapy, and family care or care provider education. Selects and provides the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care, including evidenced based, recovery-oriented care for psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders. Serves as a full member of the interdisciplinary treatment team for Veterans on the inpatient unit, collaborating closely with psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and providers of other disciplines (pharmacists, occupational therapists, and others.). Leads psychosocial and psychotherapeutic treatment planning for Veterans on the inpatient unit. Guides, informs, and coordinates psychosocial and psychotherapeutic programming made available to each Veteran on the unit. Ensures safety planning is completed prior to a Veteran's discharge. Ensures that all clinical work is documented accurately and in a timely fashion, consistent with the MHSL and facility expectations and policies. Provides consultation to medical center staff within in VAIHCS regarding care of Veteran inpatients. Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multi-disciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals. Fully accountable for practice, including entering patient visits, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards. If licensed, performs all clinical functions independently while providing guidance and/or supervision to others. If unlicensed, the individual practices under the close supervision of a licensed psychologist, and the supervised experience must meet the supervision standards for psychology licensure. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is NOT a virtual position 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.