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 If you are not a current, permanent VA employees, current/past/upcoming VHA Health Professions Trainee (HPT) Graduate, or Federal employees from another federal agency, you should apply under CBST-11257373-22-LG. The psychologist serves as a fully qualified staff psychologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, (MEDVAMC), one of the most complex 1A VA facilities in the nation, majorly affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and member of the Texas Medical Center; the largest medical center complex in the World. This co-located, collaborative care (CCC) psychologist position is administratively within the Mental Health Care Line, with primary assignment to the Primary Care- Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) program. The CCC behavioral health provider (psychologist) functions as part of multidisciplinary primary care teams, and delivers brief, consultation based services to Veterans, primary care providers, and allied Patient Alliance Care Team (PACT) members. 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 patient views meeting with the behavioral health provider as a routine primary care service. CCC BHPs function within fast-paced primary care teams and can expect to consult with 8-10 patients per day with the primary goals of assisting PACT members with identification, treatment, and management of mental health and behavioral medicine conditions in the enrolled population. In collaboration with other related specialists, the psychologist assists with the development and implementation of MEDVAMC integrated care programs in preconception planning, including effective technical assistance to Veteran women and providers with VA tools/apps. In collaboration with other related specialists, tracks and trends data related to integrated mental health service delivery and patient outcomes, to include but not limited to the efficacy of newly developed practices. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is committed to both clinical and academic excellence. The facility and both carelines are affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine as well as the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Candidates should be academically oriented and will have an excellent opportunity to collaborate with multiple disciplines in patient care, education and clinical research. The successful candidate will be board certified in clinical health psychology or board eligible within 2 years and eligible for a faculty position at Menninger Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medic Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8am to 4:30pm; with possible extended hours based on patient needs Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Staff Psychologist - Primary Care Mental Health/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized for GS 12 and GS 13 only EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.