Psychologist - Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Danville, Illinois
Internal Number: 612431800
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. Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized to highly qualified candidates. Eligible applications received will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The clinician holding this full-time position provides outpatient, general mental health services for patients in the VA Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) in Danville, IL. While most services are provided during a standard tour of duty, s/he may also provide services for patients in Saturday and/or evening clinics. The incumbent provides assessment and primary intervention for veterans suffering adjustment, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders. This clinician has training in and prior experience providing a full range of psychological services to an adult population presenting with a wide variety of needs. This clinician functions within the Mental Health Service. The Chief of Psychology provides direct clinical and administrative supervision. The clinician is further responsible to the Chief, Mental Health Service and the Chief of Staff. Provides a full range of psychotherapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling, and psychoeducational groups to address identified psychological needs of patients presenting to the clinic. Best practices, clinical practice guidelines, and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions. Provides a full range of psychological assessment services (except neuropsychological) to clarify needs of these veterans and to facilitate development of a treatment plan. Completes all clinical charting and documentation required by the health care system in a timely manner. Participates fully in peer review and clinical pertinence review to ensure the quality of professional psychology services provided in the organization. Responsible for identification of patient problems requiring consultation with other multi-disciplinary medical center staff and making appropriate referrals. Assures that appropriate referrals to specialty programs, including community resources, are accomplished. This may include referrals to other Mental Health Programs (i.e., Mental Health Clinic, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program, Neuropsychology, PTSD Clinic, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Compensated Work Therapy, Homeless services, Vocational Rehabilitation). Fully accountable for practice, including entering patient visits, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards. Participates in the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using data-driven quality assurance processes. Implements process improvement initiatives to promote optimal service delivery. Promoting patient independence and achievement of optimal health through appropriate psychosocial education and community referrals Participates fully in educational development through staff and section meetings Assumes responsibility for professional development by attending relevant training and regularly reviewing the literature to improve clinical competencies. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff Is involved in the training of psychology interns and practicum students as well as students of various disciplines, as appropriate. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces as requested Represents the Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees as appropriate. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: May be available on an occasional basis with supervisor approval 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.