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 psychologist for whom this functional statement applies is assigned within the Mental Health Service at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The psychologist provides neuropsychological assessment services to patients from all areas of the Medical Center. The Neuropsychologist reports to the Program Director, General Ambulatory Care, Mental Health Service. Major duties and responsibilities include:Clinical Responsibilities (80% of the time) Performs psycho-diagnostic evaluations and C&P exams using numerous instruments including but not limited to those used for: mood, anxiety, personality, competency, psychopatholoy, intelligence and neuropsychological functioning. Conducts neuropsychological examinations from all areas of the VAMC with an adult population, both male and female from ages 18-90, on consultation basis for ADD, cognitive disorders, primary progressive dementias, vascular dementia, multiple sclerosis, cortico-basilar degeneration, persisting dementia due to alcoholism, Korsakoffs disease, seizure disorder, pre and post-surgical evaluations for intractable seizures, TBI, stroke, learning disability, hydrocephalus, anoxia/hypoxia, status post aneurysm and tumor resections, dementia syndrome of depression, normal aging and amnestic disorders provides, on a regular basis, psychoeducational feedback to patients and family members regarding any aspects of cognitive impairment and compensatory strategies required, during and after evaluations, by phone or by appointment. Provides supportive counsel to families of brain impaired individuals as needed by phone and by appointment. These services are provided on an outpatient basis primarily in the office setting. Provides as requested consultation to medical, psychiatric, neurological, legal psychology and social work staff, physician assistant, nurses, administrative staff, students and interns on any clinical/behavioral/neuropsychological topic within my area of training and experience. Provides education to other hospital services as requested regarding neuropsychology/polytrauma patients, as requested. Functions independently as a member of the Dayton VAMC Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others, based on the psychologist's clinical findings and knowledge base. Administrative Responsibilities: (10% Time) 1. Provides consultation on legal cases and depositions, as requested or required, for VAMC attorneys regarding clinical cases involving brain trauma. Assist the program director or coordinator in the design, development, and implementation of clinical programs for a team of treatment providers. Assists the program director or coordinator in the execution of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Facilities liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedure (e.g., entering diagnostic and procedure codes). Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Chief (or designee) and facility Director. Attends regular Mental Health Service staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings, and complies with Mental Health Service peer review procedures. Teaching and Training: (10% Time) Provides clinical supervision and instruction for psychology interns. Provides didactic training experience for Psychology interns and for intern disciplinary staff within the Medical Center. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. There may be some minor changes in work schedule to accommodate the needs of the agency. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates! This announcement is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks for consideration.
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