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 MFT 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 MFT 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 MFT 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 MFT 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. Major duties include but are not limited to: Provide a full range of assessment, providing formal diagnosis of mental disorders using DSM-5 criteria and determination of psychosocial functioning and needs of the Veteran and their family members. Provide psychosocial and mental health education to patients, family members, and significant others. Provide comprehensive recovery and psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy, and including telemental health services, based on research and family systems theory. Provide consultation to professional staff within VA Medical Center and stakeholder concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatments plans for patients. Develop, implement, and document the psychotherapeutic treatment recovery plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders and program measurement based care instruments. Interview Veterans and their family members/significant others to establish facts about the Veteran's situation, presenting problems and their causes, and the impact of such problems on the veteran's functioning and health as part of a comprehensive psychosocial and psychiatric assessment. Assess high risk factors, acuity, and need for services. 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 Marriage and Family Therapist (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.