Mental Health Jobs Details
This is an open continuous announcement meant to fill staff psychologist vacancies within VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The announcement will remain open until all vacancies are filled. Apply early for first consideration. Please include cover letter with area of interest.
The psychologist serves as a staff psychologist for any of our divisions; Seattle, American Lake, King County CBOCS (Bellevue, Lake City, and Federal Way)Bremerton, Mt Vernon) Rural CBOCS (Bremerton, Mt Vernon, Bellevue, Lake City, and Federal Way) or Fort Lawton. Clinics covered in these areas include: PTSD, Outpatient Mental Health, Residential, Addictions Treatment, Primary Care Mental Health Integration, and Telemental Health. Licensed psychologists obtain clinical privileges to practice general psychological procedures expected of all psychologists. They may also be granted specialty area clinical privileges to include (but not be limited to) Rehabilitation Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Geropsychology, and/or Clinical Health Psychology. Unlicensed psychologists practice under the supervision of a licensed psychologist with clinical privileges, covered by a Scope of Practice document. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Provide comprehensive, evidence based care to a wide variety of psychopathology including, but not limited to mood disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic spectrum disorders.
- Demonstrates expertise in using and contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for mental disorders and/or behavioral health conditions.
- Provides education to patients and family members regarding mental disorders and best practices approaches to treatment.
- Provides evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist, which may include individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation.
- Provides consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within the Medical Center.
- Develops, implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, as indicated and appropriate for the specific job setting and duties of the psychologist.
- Complies with all Service Line documentation requirements, including standards for timely completion of CPRS patient contact notes, use of required documentation templates, clinical reminders, treatment plans, and risk assessment protocols.
- Adheres to all Facility and Service Line policies and practices for delivering clinical care, including but not limited to risk assessment and reduction practices for potentially dangerous behavior (suicide and violence), timeliness of care and access standards, professional conduct requirements, and CPRS documentation conventions.
- Achieves minimal clinical workload expectations as established by the Service Line.
- At the GS-13 level, psychologists are fully licensed and function independently as a member of the VAPSHCS Medical Staff with full clinical privileges. Psychologists at this grade additionally assume independent professional responsibility for their clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens