The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Psychologist Substance Use Disorder for the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. This announcement is multi-disciplined and selection can be made from either a Psychologist or Social Worker. The incumbent serves as the psychologist specializing in the treatment of substance abuse disorders among the veterans associated with the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program at the Colorado Springs Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The SUD program provides assessment of Veterans referred for possible SUD, and treatment to those who are diagnosed with that disorder. The incumbent may also provide clinical supervision for psychology trainees. Clinical Responsibilities (100% of time): Provides a full range of psychological or diagnostic assessment services for those with potential substance use disorders and concurrent mental health disorders.. Provides SUD related education to patients, family members, and significant others. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g., CPT, PE, MET, CBT-SUD, BCT). Provides consultation to professional staff within the ECHCS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients diagnosed with SUD and concurrent mental health disorders. Develops, implements and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients diagnosed with co-occurring SUD and mental health disorders, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Consistently utilizes systematic treatment response monitoring (e.g., BAM, PCL) for purposes of continuously evaluating treatment effectiveness for patients. Administrative Responsibilities/Program Development/Performance Improvement or Satisfaction/Research (Part of clinical time): Facilitates the design, development and implementation of program evaluation for program development and quality improvement. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Complies with all national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings (e.g. EBP Steering Committee, Recovery Workgroup). Attends regular Psychology staff meetings, Medical Staff meetings and complies with the MHS peer review procedures. As a staff member, contributes to performance improvement activities within the Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Staff member may engage in research activities with the approval of the Chief, MHS. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Yes Telework: Yes Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 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.