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 NOTE: A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual. NOTE: This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 11/19/2021 . Additional applications will be referred as needed. The SUD PTSD specialist is to coordinate treatment planning and delivery of services that best meet the needs of patients diagnosed with co-occurring PTSD and SUD. The coordination and provision of services for the two conditions should be based on patient needs as well as scientific research on optimal treatment. The SUD-PTSD specialist may be involved in any of the following types of activities: Active PTSD team and/or SATP team membership with direct interaction with SUD/PTSD specialty services; Providing direct, concurrent, clinical care using established evidence-based practices for Veterans with cooccurring PTSD and SUD presenting to the team or other program where the SUD-PTSD specialist is assigned; Collaborating with existing PTSD/SATP clinical team members or specialist to provide preventive education and brief interventions for hose Veterans who are vulnerable to developing SUD in the future; Liaison between the PTSD program and specialty SUD services at the facility; Providing Seeking-Safety groups as a recommended evidence-based practice; Coordinating with existing SUD specialty services to assure that the patient is provided continuing care for SUD, as appropriate and as needed, after treatment for PTSD has been completed; As feasible, Consulting with providers throughout the medical center who may directly interact with Veterans presenting with co-occurring PTSD and SUD. In addition to the primary role, this individual may have secondary duties in other behavioral health care settings. These duties may include direct service provision and consultation with medical staff. 1. Diagnose all mental disorders using the nomenclature of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS-5). 2. Provide an assessment of each Veteran using the system as set forth in DSM-5. 3. Determine when clinician-administered psychometric testing is necessary and integrate the results of such testing into the report of the examination. 4. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including the use of psychological testing for patients within VATVCBHCS in areas of special interest/expertise. 5. Performs psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for purposes of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations. These evaluations employ a comprehensive diagnostic interview, review of available records, collateral contact when available, as well as objective, and cognitive tests when indicated. 6. Provides a range of psychological therapeutic interventions with individuals with mental health and medical disorders utilizing empirically supported modalities when indicated. 7. Provides evidence-based interventions for SUD/PTSD, including CPT, PE, CBT-SUD, MI, MET and/or Seeking Safety. 8. Consults with and serves as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for, evaluation of, and development of psychological services in VATVCBHCS. 9. May be asked to assist in the selection, training, and supervision of staff at lower grade s within assigned program area, Psychology Section, or VATVCBHCS. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist (SUD/PTSD)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN17EDRP2@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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