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Staff Psychologist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: East Orange
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Psychologist who coordinates functions within the PRRC is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the program located at the East Orange Campus and reports to the ACOS/MH&BS through the Chief of Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) Services. Supervision of the multidisciplinary staff members is the responsibility of Chief of SMI with input from the incumbent and the staff's professional coordinator, e.g. Social Work, Nursing, Psychology or other professional experts. [ "The PRRC provides comprehensive outpatient veteran psychosocial rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model. This program specifically serves veterans with serious mental illness and associated low psychosocial functioning who require extended treatment and follow-up support to meet their recovery goals and to integrate into their communities of choice. The incumbent functions as the Program Coordinator with appropriate medical/psychiatry support and is administratively responsible for the entire program. Responsibilities include the coordination of a professional interdisciplinary mental health team and assigned trainees from each discipline; arranging and providing clinical mentoring, as appropriate; coordination of the training and treatment programs in consultation with the various service chiefs; direct clinical participation; program development and administrative duties necessary to the operation of the PRRC.\nAt the full performance GS-13 level, the psychologist must be licensed as a psychologist in a state and becomes credentialed and clinically privileged by the James J. Peters committee. Staff Psychologist, GS-11 (Entry Level) Assignment. Staff psychologists at this level 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. They may be assigned to any program area. Psychologists who are not licensed must practice under the close supervision of a licensed psychologist. Staff Psychologist, GS-12 (Developmental Level) Assignment. Staff psychologists at this level 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. They may be assigned to any program area. Staff Psychologist, GS-13 (Full Performance Level) Assignment. This is the full performance level for staff psychologists. At this level, psychologists are licensed to practice independently in the provision of psychological services, consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. They may be assigned to any VHA program and setting, such as inpatient or outpatient medicine, primary care, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Compensation and Pension, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organization Development. Psychologists diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and other interventions such as behavioral health and community interventions. Psychologists consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation, teaching, training, and research activities. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nBargaining Unit: Yes\nFunctional Statement: Staff Psychologist\nThis is not a Virtual Position" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, East Orange , Staff Psychologist, Other , East Orange, New Jersey

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