Psychologist (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team)

The incumbent serves as substance abuse psychologist on the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT) in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary outpatient program.
The program is directed toward assisting Veterans with combat stress-related conditions and co-morbid substance use disorders, and their families in the Veterans' readjustment to civilian life.
The PCT uses a case management approach to identify combat Veterans, assess their individual needs, and coordinate appropriate services.
The PCT psychologist provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic assessment, therapeutic and psycho-educational interventions as well as consultative services to combat Veterans from all military conflicts who manifest symptoms of post traumatic and other stress disorders and conditions.
The PCT team is an outpatient clinic under the Mental Health and Behavioral Science, Service Line.
The incumbent provides approximately 80 % (32 hours/week) with direct patient care as a Psychologist.
The incumbent provides direct services to selected patients and/or selected treatment programs.
The incumbent will establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and exercise professional judgment to provide treatment for Veterans.
As a clinical care provider, the psychologist is credentialed and privileged, a licensed independent or license-eligible practitioner who functions as an essential member of the interdisciplinary PCT treatment team.
The incumbent provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care; performs evaluations for Veterans with post traumatic, other stress disorders, and co-morbid substance use disorders; provides a full range of specialized individual and group-based empirically supported psychological interventions including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and/or other evidence-based treatment approaches to PCT patients whose conditions indicate a need for the advanced skill and training of a licensed psychologist.
The incumbent reviews and translates psychological research into practical interventions for improved patient treatment outcomes; consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues; assesses the need for referral for additional psychological services for PCT patients; coordinates with providers within Primary Care Mental Health when other interventions such as, medical or palliative care are required; is responsible for accurate, timely and appropriate completion of clinical patient care documentation such as Diagnostic Summaries, Treatment Plans, Progress Notes, Treatment Plan Reviews and Discharge Summaries.
Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, hours to be determined.
Weekend, holiday, evening and night hours may be required.
Relocation incentives have not been authorized.
This is a non-bargianing unit position.

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