The psychologist works primarily in the Mental Health Acute Care Inpatient Unit (Ward SC) in the VA Portland Healthcare System (VAPORHCS). Additionally, Telemedicine approaches may be used to provide clinical care. There will be an expectation that the psychologist will have strong communication and team-building skills. The inpatient psychologist will be in a leadership role in designing and implementing the psychosocial programming in the acute care unit.
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.