**NOTE: This position is eligible for education reimbursement (EDRP)** This position is organizationally aligned in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PMRS) under the Compensation & Pension section at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. The incumbent of this position will provide psychological evaluations for Veteran's for Veteran's who have applied for Compensation and Pension (C&P benefits through the Veterans Benefits Administration.
Evaluating Veterans for the presence and severity of mental disabilities.
Reviewing available medical records and other evidence contained in the claims file.
Conducting mental health assessments using a structured, diagnostic clinical interview.
Performing and interpreting appropriate psychological testing.
Upon completion of the assessment, preparing and submiting a report to the Veterans Benefits Administration through the Compensation and Pension Record Interchange (CAPRI), or other information technology as needed.
Rendering opinions that are supported by facts, current literature, and sound professional reasoning.
Seeking or performing additional consultations and testing as appropriate.
On occasion and in response to inquiries from Veterans, VISN, VA Central Office, Congressional offices or other involved parties, review, investigate and prepare written correspondence as required.
Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with physicians, supervisors, service chiefs, patient representatives, management, and VBA personnel.
Working in a collaborative, professional, and productive manner with other team members in the C&P department as well as staff from other departments and disciplines within the VHA and VBA in order to meet the goals of the C&P program at the Indianapolis VAMC.
Participating and contributing to the Peer Review Process and Quality Improvement activities to increase the efficiency, accuracy and utility of C&P examinations.
May serve on Medical Center, or VISN committees at the Chief of Staff's request.
Adhering to guidance issued by VHA, VBA and the DMA as relayed by the Chief of C&P.
Adhering to service standards regarding matters of timeliness accuracy and compliance with procedures, as well as quantity and quality of work produced.
Apprising the Chief of administrative matters, significant occurrences, and problem areas, with recommendations for corrective measures, that should be brought to the supervisor's attention.
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Additional Salary Information: A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Internal Number: CBSR-10989614-21-EG
About Veteran Health Indiana
The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is the flagship medical center for Veteran Health Indiana, the VA’s healthcare system in central and southern Indiana. The medical center is located in downtown Indianapolis, and is collocated with three large community hospitals and the campus of the Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The health system has been serving Hoosier Veterans since 1932. As Indiana’s Level 1a, tertiary care Veteran facility, the medical center serves as home base for a system of inpatient and outpatient care locations serving more than 62,000 Veterans, including 5,000 women, who utilize 736,000 outpatient appointments each year and 7,000 inpatient care episodes each year. Our Veterans come from communities across Indiana and eastern Illinois.
Medical center programs include acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, utilizing 159 inpatient beds, as well both primary and specialized outpatient services.
Veteran Health Indiana operates community clinics in Bloomington, Columbus, Crane, Indianapolis West, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette. A Veteran Wellness Center is located... inside the nation’s only Veteran-centric YMCA in northwest Indianapolis, and two shared clinics are operated with the Department of Defense. More than $200 million in community clinic construction is underway in Brownsburg, Terre Haute, and Lafayette with a new clinic planned for Lawrence. Community-based programs conduct suicide prevention, Veteran justice outreach, and homebased primary care and mental health programs, and a newly built, 50-bed homeless residential treatment facility is operated in Lawrence. Veteran Health Indiana is a leader in providing convenient care to Veterans and offers a wide variety of specialty appointments through cutting-edge telehealth technology.
Affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM), Veteran Health Indiana provides medical education to over 150 fellows, residents, and medical students and another 1850 allied health professionals each year. There is an affiliation with the Indiana University School of Nursing as well as education arrangements with 31 universities representing 94 fields of study involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, allied health, psychology and others. The Pharmacy Residency program features a strong affiliation with both Purdue University and Butler University.
In collaboration with Indiana University , the medical center's research program operates 245 active research protocols involving human subjects, laboratory animals, and hazardous agents, with a budget of approximately $21 million.