Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1820499
Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.
VA TEXAS VALLEY COASTAL BEND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC), Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC), Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is an ambulatory health care system providing health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 2600 inpatient admission and 5800 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 350,000 outpatient visits annually.
This is an open-continuous annoucement. We will accept applications on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at scheduled intervals.
*** A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized. ***
The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) provided the applicant has qualifying loans and subject to the availability of funds. For further information regarding this program, you may contact the Human Resources Management Service.
If you are not a permanent VA or Federal Employee, you should apply under https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452838300
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Join the VA TX Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) as a Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Psychologist. You will be assigned to the Mental Health Service Line, with primary assignment to the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) program, which is located within primary care. You will function as part of a multidisciplinary primary care team and deliver brief consultation-based services to Veterans within that setting. The focus is on general service delivery for a wide range of concerns and resolving problems within the primary care service context. Behavioral health visits are brief (generally 20--30 minutes), limited in number (1-6 visits), and are provided in the primary care practice area, structured so that the Veteran views meetings with the behavioral health provider as a routine primary care service. You will function within a fast-paced primary care team and can expect to consult with 8-10 patients per day with the primary goal of assisting PACT members with identification, treatment, and management of mental health and behavioral medicine conditions in the enrolled population. Other duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic services which include the use of psychological testing for patients within the VATVCBHCS in areas of special interest and/ or expertise.
- Perform psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for the purpose of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations.
- Provide a range of psychological therapeutic interventions, including group and individual formats, with individuals with mental health and medical disorders utilizing empirically supported modalities when indicated. Services may be delivered in a face-to-face and/or telehealth format.
- Consult and serve as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for, evaluation of, and development of psychological services in VATVCBHCS.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.)
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Psychologist (Primary Care-Mental Health Integration)
- Occasional Travel
- Within and outside the health care system