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 (Community living center/Palliative Care (CLC)) works for the Mental Health Service Line at the Beckley VA Medical Center, Beckley, WV. The CLC Psychologist duties may include but are not limited to the following: Promote the delivers of evidence-based psychosocial and environmental interventions for reducing behavioral and psychological symptoms, such as agitation, aggression, and wandering, associated with dementia and other neuropsychiatric and mental health conditions; Provide psychological preventions services to residents at significant risk for developing psychological problems; Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-educational classes. Best practices, practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible to all therapeutic interventions; Provide a full range of psycho diagnostic services including psychological/neuropsychological assessment using the most appropriate assessment tools and techniques; Provide structured psychotherapy and counseling to address the adjustment and recovery goals of veterans and family members following evidence-based protocols when available; Provide support services to family members of Veterans receiving care to promote positive coping in anticipatory grief as well as bereavement; Perform evaluations for depression, anxiety and dementia as well as other behavioral and mood issues and substance abuse; Ensure all palliative care referrals from within the facility are appropriately addressed, coordinates team meetings, ensures effective communications with community hospice agencies for transitioning veterans, serves as a resource for VA staff that make community hospice referrals, and promotes competency in palliative care for all members of the PCCT; Compiles with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients; Respond to patients request for release of records; return telephone calls, linking of services, and appropriate referrals as needed in a timely fashion; Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p, rotating call Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. PCS may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
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.