The incumbent performs broad clinical responsibilities for the Behavioral Recovery Outreach (BRO) Team within the Extended Care and Rehabilitation (EC&R) Service Line. This position requires specialized knowledge and expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of variety of mental health and neurocognitive disorders, behavioral interventions, and knowledge of medical diagnoses. The incumbent's clinical work will be primarily within the BRO Team. S/he will serve a core panel of patients within the Community Living Center (CLC), be a resource consultant for complex difficult to discharge patients hospitalized at the CIHCS, and serve as a liaison to those patients served in supportive community settings (e.g community nursing homes, assisted living settings, medical foster homes, group homes, etc). Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult Veterans with co-morbid mental and physical health problems. Provides education to Veterans, family members, and significant others within the BRO Team. Consults with BRO Team/CLC professional staff, medical center staff, and VISN 23 referral sources, concerning clinical assessment, appropriate treatment plans, behavioral plans, and discharge plans for Veterans. Provides consultation to other affiliated health care providers about treatment plans for patients, to ensure care is coordinated, collaborative and integrated within the overall care plan. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual, couple/family, group psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups (i.e. anger management, coping skills), as well as specialized interventions such as behavior management and systems or environmental interventions. Uses evidence-based interventions. Presents informed reports and educates interdisciplinary teams on the use of newly proven or evidence-based intervention techniques. Provide behavioral interventions to manage pain, disability, address sleep problems, facilitate weight loss, promote Tobacco cessation and enhance medical compliance. May be involved in program development, evaluation and/or research activities. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for Veterans served by the BROT. May oversee the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using a data-driven quality assurance process. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff and trainees. Provides formal and informal education and guidance to external stakeholders (facility, VISN, and community) to enhance the evidence-based management of Veterans meeting criteria for the BROT. Provides ongoing care transition services to BRO Team Veterans post-discharge, collaborating with all relevant stakeholders to help ensure the Veterans' success in the community. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm, 7:30am-4:00pm, or 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive has been authorized for highly qualified candidates. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 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. The EDRP Coordinator, Kathryn Tappe, can be reached at Kathryn.Tappe@va.gov.
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.