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 THIS OPEN & CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) ESTABLISHES A STANDING REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, which closes on 10/29/2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be 10/08/21 with subsequent reviews every other week as additional vacancies occur, or on an as-needed basis, until positions are filled. Please see the "What To Expect Next" area of the announcement which provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement. VA Manchester Healthcare System is recruiting multiple full-time, Psychologists in the Mental Health Service Line. These positions are full-time at 40 hours per week. Manchester & Tilton location: Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP): As a BHIP Psychologist, you provide general outpatient Mental Health services: individual, group, and couple therapy, with Veterans of all ages presenting with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, and Substance Use. Utilization of Evidenced-Based Psychotherapies (EBPs) such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR, CBT-for the Management of Chronic Pain, ACT for Depression, CBT-I, CBT-Depression, and CBT-Psychosis is essential to this position. The Psychologist will routinely provide didactics and/or clinical supervision to psychology interns. Manchester location: Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI): As a PCMHI Psychologist, you will be part of a team that provides co-located, collaborative, behavioral health consultation, assessment, and interventions in our Primary Care clinics. The incumbent for this position should have a background in health-psychology and integrated care, and should be able to conduct brief, problem-focused assessments for a variety of presenting concerns, including functional assessments of behavioral health problems related to medical conditions. Provision of brief, evidence-based behavioral interventions such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and promoting health behavior change is also essential to this position. Provides consultation to Primary Care staff on a wide variety of patient behavioral health issues. The Psychologist will routinely provide didactics and/or clinical supervision to psychology interns. Manchester location: Community Living Center (CLC): As a Staff Psychologist in our CLC, you will provide consultation to the Medical Team on our inpatient unit (28 beds) which includes Veterans residing there for nursing home, rehabilitation, or palliative care needs. Collaboration and teamwork are essential to this position. The Psychologist is an active member of the CLC team and actively participates in daily team huddles and team development and review of resident behavior plans. The Psychologist consults with the CLC Team on a wide variety of patient care issues. The Psychologist provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual and group therapy, grief counseling, behavioral interventions, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Utilization of Evidenced-Based Psychotherapies (EBPs) such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR, CBT-for the Management of Chronic Pain, ACT for Depression, CBT-I, CBT-Depression, and CBT-Psychosis is essential to this position. The Psychologist performs psychological and behavioral evaluations, and cognitive and neuropsychological screenings. The Psychologist may be involved in program evaluation. The Psychologist will routinely provide didactics and/or clinical supervision to psychology interns. Manchester location: Triage Access Guidance Team (TAG): The TAG Psychologist provides same-day crisis and crisis Mental Health Services at the Manchester VA Medical Center and Outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS). The Psychologist works closely with the Primary Care Mental Health Integration Team, Urgent Care, Mental Health Management Team, Program Managers, and staff regarding crisis assessment and interventions. Services provided include provision of mental health emergency and crisis assessments, provision of emergency and crisis consultation, and brief interventions to Veterans seen in Urgent Care or to other specialty clinics. Best practices, practice guidelines, and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions. The Psychologist will routinely provide didactics and/or clinical supervision to psychology interns. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: May be authorized Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP Authorized: Contact Brittney.Kohnke@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.
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.