Psychologists are Licensed Independent Providers who engage in professional and scientific work which relates to behavior, capacities, personality, interests, emotions and mental disorders. The selected candidate may be assigned to any VHA program and setting, such as inpatient or outpatient medicine, primary care, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Compensation and Pension, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organization Development. ***AMENDED TO EXTEND CLOSING DATE*** VA Psychologists working in Mental Health Clinics provide assessment services and comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment to Veterans presenting with mental-health and behavioral-health concerns. The Psychologist is responsible for implementation of evidence-based programs and interventions for Veterans presenting in an outpatient mental-health care setting. This includes but is not limited to psychological and psycho-diagnostic assessment, group therapy, individual therapy, and treatment planning. Applicants should possess good time management skills, good communication and negotiation skills to balance workload demands. NF/SG VHS has implemented a completely computerized medical record, applicants should be familiar with and able to use a personal computer. Applicants should be proficient in writing psychological reports, chart notes, and treatment summaries. Applicants should be able to prioritize their work appropriately and should seek consultation as needed to deal with difficult cases. Applicants need excellent customer service skills toward both patients and coworkers, they should be able to remain positive even during times of high levels of stress, and should be able to work collegially with all other professions and should demonstrate tolerance of those with different opinions and/or attitudes. Typical duties would include but are not limited to: Applies a wide range of professional psychological treatments and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations. Diagnoses mental disorders, and conducts psychological and/or cognitive function assessments and neuropsychological screenings. Designs and implements effective treatment strategies. Provides professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health. Responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Participates in evaluation of peers as part of the FPPE and OPPE review process. Participate in the psychology training program, psychology diversity committee, or other special interest committee or work group. Conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects (staff psychologists with specified research job duties). Perform basic research tasks of scholarship and research execution within the context of an established research team, including research participant relations, research documentation, data acquisition, maintenance, and collaboration. Serve on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces as assigned. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: The tour of duty will typically consist of; Mon-Fri, 8am to 4:30pm depending on patient care and the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible *see "Additional Information" section below for more details. The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System consists of two medical centers, three large multi-specialty outpatient clinics and eight small community-based primary care outpatient clinics. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville? is a tertiary care facility, identified as the most complex VA health care system, that is also an active teaching hospital, with an extensive array of specialty services. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center combines a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology that is enhanced and supported through education and research. Affiliations The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System has a strong and meaningful affiliation with the University of Florida College of Medicine. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center is connected both physically and functionally to the University. Over 2,000 residents, interns, and students are trained in the North Florida/South Georgia system each year. Programs are also in place with the University of Florida for dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, health services administration, and pharmacy. Other affiliations are in place with Florida State University, Valdosta State University, Santa Fe Community College, and Lake City Community College for programs in nursing, social work, physical therapy, medical technology, and health care administration. Through sharing agreements, there is collaboration in the areas of radiation therapy, professional radiology services, sleep lab, electron microscopy, and cardiac catheterization.
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.