This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent serves as a Staff Psychologist in the HBPC Service in the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Service Line at the Iowa City VA Health Care System. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1. The psychologist has knowledge and skill in a full range of psychological services to include psychological assessment, diagnostic, and evidence based treatment services. The psychologist has familiarity with the full range of DSMS clinical presentations and experience with associated brief, evidence based psychological intervention for mild, moderate and severe presentations. The psychologist should have expert and specialist knowledge regarding mental health assessment and treatment. The psychologist should also have generalist knowledge regarding Substance Use Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Serious Mental Illness (SMI); and skill/experience with treating patients within a Veterans' Hospital PTSD and MHC setting who may present with all forms of Mental Health and Behavioral Health concerns and comorbidities. The psychologist should have generalist psychology assessment and intervention skills, as well as some specialized experience with Evidence Based Treatment (e.g., CBT-D, ACT-D and IPT-D for Depression; CBT for Insomnia; Ml and MET; SST for Serious Mental Illness; CBT-SUD for Substance Use Disorders; PE, CPT and EMDR for PTSD; and evidence based group protocols). The psychologist has the ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary teams. 2. The Psychologist has knowledge of thorough risk assessment and mental health crises procedures and should have skill in leading interdisciplinary treatment teams in intervening in patient mental health crises. 3. The psychologist provides individual and group interventions to support patients that are coping with health psychology presentations related to mental health diagnoses (e.g., sleep, pain, adherence to medical regimen, adjustment to illness), psychosocial stressors, grief or phase of life difficulties (e.g., discrimination, stress management, coping with loss, transition to civilian life), and mild-moderate-severe mental health presentations. 4. The psychologist has skill in providing cognitive screening to address specific functional and/or cognitive ability questions. 5. Experience in providing consultation about mental health diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans to professionals representing a variety of disciplines, particularly concerning psychiatrically and medically complex patients. 6. Ability to provide education to patients, family members of patients, professional staff and trainees. In addition, will be able to engage families of Veterans in empirically supported treatment for caregiver burden. 7. Knowledge of most current clinical assessment and psychotherapy research literature as it pertains to areas of specialization and clinical privileges. 8. Ability to communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and with varying levels of understanding. Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills toward both patients and coworkers. 9. Demonstrated ability to function successfully as a member of a multidisciplinary team of medical and mental health providers. 10. May have secondary duties in other outpatient or inpatient medical settings, and other duties as assigned. 11. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor. Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, but can discuss other options 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.