Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Telework: Available (Ad hoc) Virtual: This is a not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD00524F and PD00524F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Mary.Lassiter@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The incumbent is a full-time psychologist with an emphasis in treatment of substance abuse employed in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock/North Little Rock, AR. The incumbent is a member of an interdisciplinary treatment staff. This well-integrated team offers a range of services and with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions for Veterans with Substance use disorders. SUD services at CAVHS include Inpatient Detoxification, Outpatient Detoxification, Intensive Outpatient Programming, collaboration with a half-way house as well as a substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment program, long term aftercare and continuation into the community. The focus is the Veteran and his/her Whole Health. The incumbent primarily dedicates time for individual therapy, group therapy, diagnostic evaluations, and education. There are also opportunities for administration, training and education, and research. The incumbent works hand-in hand with other mental health professionals as part of an integrated team. The SUD program is seen as constantly evolving to include research evidence-based approaches to substance abuse treatment. Some of the primary responsibilities for this position include continuous learning and training in evidence-based approaches to care, the continuing development of the overall SUD program, and contribution to the process for program evaluation.
Clinical Care (up to 100% time) - Provides a full range of psychodiagnostics services including appropriate selection of assessment instruments and methods leading to sound diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Provides services based on the results of psychodiagnostics assessment such as intervention development and treatment planning. Is able to incorporate specialized interventions for Veteran's with substance use disorders. - Performs evaluations for veterans with a variety of psychological disorders including, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, pain, and personality disorders with enhanced specialties in substance abuse. - Provides a full range of general therapeutic interventions including: Evidence based individual and family psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or interpersonal therapy within the outpatient and residential settings. Provision of evidence-based psychotherapies such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Health Coaching, and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the purpose of enhancing health behavior change. - Provides individual evaluation, group therapy, individual therapy, and telemedicine. - Provides clinical interventions specific to treatment of substance abuse. These may include CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement, Seeking Safety, or other specialized interventions. - Provides supervision of trainees and unlicensed or mid-level clinical professionals conducting direct clinical care. - Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. - Remains involved in program development, evaluation and/or research activities.
Experience performing mental health evaluations for a diverse population.
Experience providing a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessments, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, evidence-based psychotherapy, and overall care of patients with mental health disorders.
Basic Life Support Certification
Experience participating effectively in team meetings and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to enhance coordination of comprehensive patient care.
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.