Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Abilene, Texas
Internal Number: 618987200
The incumbent will be a member of the HBPC Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDTT) that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care services in the homes of Veterans with chronic, and disabling disease. In addition to primary care interventions, HBPC provides palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management, and care coordination services. HBPC targets Veterans in advanced stages of chronic disease, those at high risk for recurrent hospitalization or nursing home placement. *NOTE: Applicant Expiration: Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. ***THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT*** This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 11/17/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. The Psychologist functions as the primary mental health provider of the HBPC team, providing mental health prevention, assessment, treatment, management, and professional consultation services. The incumbent will diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders, and may conduct research. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions. The incumbent will demonstrate the knowledge of and ability to apply a wide range of professional psychological treatments or assessment methods to a variety of patient populations, the ability to design and implement effective treatment strategies, the ability to incorporate new clinical procedures, the ability to conduct research activities, such as designing and implementing clinical research projects and the ability to 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. The Psychologist is licensed to practice independently in the provision of psychological services, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. The incumbent consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. The incumbent may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities. The Psychologist applies advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in the HBPC setting. However, the emphasis is on serving Veterans with serious and complex medical problems by reducing psychological, behavioral, and interpersonal barriers to cognitive deficits; triage for mental health care to appropriate VA or community agencies; psychological, cognitive, and capacity assessments; brief psychotherapy and some case management; and health promotion and prevention-orientated services. Mental health treatment and prevention-oriented services will emphasize evidence-based and best practice approaches. The incumbent will also provide interventions to help HBPC patients manage behavioral factors associated with behavioral medicine problems that promote medical compliance. The incumbent will function as a full member of the HBPC IDTT and provide ongoing team consultation services to other HBPC team members. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0800AM-1630PM Telework: Service will consider 50% Telework for this position for highly qualified applicants. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.