This position is located at the Cheyenne Health Care System of Cheyenne, Wyoming and is a member of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP)/Specialty Mental Health Services of the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) providing direct psychological services, and participate on a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment planning in the context of an interdisciplinary treatment team. As a primary mental health professional providing mental health prevention, assessment, treatment, management, and professional consultation services in addition may also provide coverage in other geriatrics and extended care settings. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Screening for psychopathology and cognitive deficits; triage for mental health care to appropriate VA or community agencies; psychological, cognitive, and capacity assessments; psychotherapy and some case management; and health promotion and prevention-oriented services; Mental health treatment and prevention-oriented services will emphasize evidence-based and best practice approaches; Provide interventions to help patients manage behavioral factors associated with behavioral medicine problems that promote medical compliance; Provide mental health prevention, assessment, treatment, management, and professional consultation services; Provide psychological prevention services to patients at significant risk for psychological problems; May provide clinical services through the use of tele-mental health/tele-home technology; Performing capacity/competency assessments when there are questions about a patient's ability to make medical decisions, perform other specific functions, or live independently; Assesses patients' understanding of advanced directives and other forms of consent and assisting staff in determining how to present treatment options and other such material to patients in a format they can understand; Complies with national and local performance measures and clinical reminders, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients; Provides crisis intervention when indicated including evaluation, assessment, triage, initiation of I support in Emergency Detention procedures, and disposition of patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. These services include evaluation, diagnosis, assessment, triage, and supporting the emergency department, medical units and RRTP in the disposition (especially recommended level of care) for patients presenting with behavioral health emergencies; Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Director (or designee) and facility Director. Attends weekly Mental Health Service staff meetings; Provides clinical supervision and instruction for psychology students. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm 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.