Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (PCMHI)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Internal Number: 616609300
This position can be filled by a Psychologist, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist. The following is a list of the open announcements for this position. Interested candidates who are Current, Permanent Federal Employees Psychologist - CBSS-EA-11252507-22-SO Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor - CBSS-EA-11252509-22-SO Marriage and Family Therapist - CBSS-EA-11252511-22-SO Interested candidates who are not Current, Permanent Federal Employees Psychologist - CBSS-EA-11252508-22-SO Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor - CBSS-EA-11252510-22-SO Marriage and Family Therapist - CBSS-EA-11252512-22-SO The LPMHC is a member of the Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL) Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Team assigned to provide the full range of mental health services located at the Colmery O'Neil VAMC in Topeka, KS. The LPMHC will have the opportunity to work outside the boundaries of a traditional outpatient mental health clinic and be located in a primary care and hospital medical setting. Services will include a combination of face-to-face and telemental health/VA Video Connect applications. In addition, the LPMHC will work in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Laboratory (BHL) Care Management Team to assist in the delivery of measurement based care to patients treated in the primary care setting. Mental health practice within PCMHI will include screening for mental health disorders, suicidality, substance use disorders, and cognitive deficits. The LPMHC will conduct rapid assessments, time-limited psychotherapy, health promotion and prevention-oriented services, and recovery focused care coordination services. Psychotherapeutic interventions may include Motivational Interviewing (MI), brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), and Motivational Enhancement Techniques (MET) for substance abuse. The incumbent will provide emergency/crisis interventions in a hospital medical setting such as the ER, as needed. Duties include, but are not limited to: Completes thorough psychosocial assessments and includes pertinent information in all the required areas of functioning in order to determine appropriate diagnoses and other treatment-related conclusions. Conclusions are found to be reasonably substantiated by interviews, observations, historical data, collateral data (i.e. from outsides sources such as other treatment providers, family members, etc.) and other data when indicated. Provides a DSM diagnosis to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. Provides emergency/crisis interventions that are provided to Veterans in an effort to stabilize. Engages in rapid assessments and develops crisis management plans. Provides psychotherapy as individual, group &/or family interventions when clinically indicated/appropriate and when of therapeutic benefit to the recipients. Is willing to be successfully trained and implement Evidenced Based Psychotherapies. The interventions are empirically supported and/or are theoretically appropriate. Treatment is arranged in appropriate intervals of time over an appropriate span of time. Provides consultation to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning. Assessments and interventions provided are reflected in the treatment plan and include Veteran and/or family involvement with goals, interventions and discharge plans that are realistic, achievable and understandable. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and/or their families. Works independently with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Work Schedule: May be responsible for a tour of duty that includes early morning, evenings and/or weekends to accommodate Veteran care needs during weekends, holidays, evenings and nights. Normal tour of duty is M-F 8am-4:30pm. This position is expected to work at least one evening during the week. Compressed tours will be considered based on the demand and the employee preference. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (PCMHI)/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.