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The psychologist serves as a staff psychologist for the Primary Care Mental Health Integration Team at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division, Women's Health Clinic. The psychologist's primary duties involve brief functional assessment, triage, evidence-based intervention, and collaboration with the Veteran's primary care team. Other responsibilities include secondary/supplemental clinical supervision. As a Licensed Provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will practice independently in the provision of psychological services, engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental disorders. consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section. GS-11/12 Graduate Level Duties to include but not limited to: (1) The unlicensed Graduate Psychologist appointed by the VA Puget Sound Health Care System shall be an academically and clinically prepared health care professional capable of performing within their respective scope of practice under the supervision of a fully licensed psychologist. The Graduate Psychologist shall always perform within this scope of practice and shall not exercise independent authority. The Graduate Psychologist must obtain a current, active and unrestricted license to practice in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia within two years from appointment (or, prior to promoting to a GS-13 grade- whichever is sooner). (2) The Graduate Psychologist is authorized to provide the services outlined in their respective Scope of Practice. The Graduate Psychologist cannot be granted independent privileges under this position title. Instead, duties will be performed under a Scope of Practice authorization. (3) Consults with the supervisor regarding any unusual clinical situation that may be encountered. Examples include, but are not limited to, dangerous behavior exhibited by patients or crises that require supervisory oversight. (4) The Graduate Psychologist is designated an official Managing Licensed Psychologist/ Clinical Supervisor responsible for ensuring that VHA and Facility policies are followed for all aspects of the Graduate Psychologist involvement within their respective scope of practice. The official Managing Licensed Psychologist/Clinical Supervisor need not be physically present when patient care is being provided; however, must be readily available for consultation by telephone or other electronic means. When the official Managing Licensed Psychologist/Clinical Supervisor is absent from the Facility, the Chief/Deputy Chief, Psychology Service (or, designee) shall designate a Managing Licensed Psychologist/Clinical Supervisor. (5) The Graduate Psychologist is an agent for his/her Managing Licensed Psychologist/ Clinical Supervisor. As the Managing Licensed Psychologist/Clinical Supervisor bears final responsibility for the appropriateness of all acts of psychological care, the Graduate Psychologist must always function within his/her Scope of Practice. (6) Provides supervised psychological assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the King County CBOC. (7) Demonstrates competence in using and teaching others about contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for these disorders. (8) Provides education to both patients and family members regarding relevant mental health concerns. GS-13 Full Performance Level Duties to include but not limited to: (1) Provides comprehensive psychological assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the Primary Care Mental Health Integration Team at the King County CBOCs, including services for patients with complex psychopathology requiring advanced psycho-diagnostic skills. (2) Demonstrates expertise in using and contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions. (3) Provides education to patients and family members regarding mental disorders and best practices approaches to treatment. (4) Provides evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist, which may include individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation. (5) Provides consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within the Medical Center. (6) Develops, implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist. (7) Complies with all Service Line documentation requirements, including standards for timely completion of CPRS patient contact notes, use of required documentation templates, clinical reminders, treatment plans, and risk assessment protocols. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599463100
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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.