Company Name:

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Location:

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:

Hospital/Hospice (including VA Med Centers)

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

September 1, 2019

Clinical Psychologist

The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV is seeking a 2 full-time Clinical Psychologist, one within the Primary Care/ Mental Health Integration Unit (PCMHI) housed within the Primary Care service, and the other within the Inpatient Mental Health Unit (IMHU). The ideal candidate will be licensed with 2 years’ general clinical psychology experience. Candidates who have their doctoral degree but have less than 2 years post-doctoral experience will be considered.   Familiarity with the IMHU or PCMHI model within practice or training is desired. 

 

Primary Care Mental Health Integration:

In addition to providing direct patient care to Veteran patients, the psychologist will serve as lead for the PCMHI program.  In this role the individual will work closely with all team members. Oversee the day to day team operations of a staff of 2 mental health nurses, 2 social workers, and 1 psychiatrist. This position is not supervisory in nature but will include a minimum of 10% administration time to coordinate implementation efforts that ensure fidelity of the PCMHI integrated care model.

 

Inpatient Mental Health Unit:

In addition to providing direct patient care to Veteran patients, the psychologist has responsibility for the development, coordination, management, and clinical oversight of psychotherapeutic and recovery-oriented psychosocial programming on the inpatient unit. The position emphasizes the provision of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) as appropriate to training and patient care needs. The psychologist may be asked to contribute to the training and supervision of clinical psychology trainees (interns, postdoctoral fellows, or practicum students). In addition to providing inpatient care the psychologist will have an outpatient panel. Inpatient to outpatient split is 75/25. The IMHU is a 10-bed acute care unit. The average daily census is 60% (4-6 people).

 

U.S. Citizenship, a full, active, and unrestricted U.S. license, and completion of an APA accredited doctorate degree and internship are required.

 

Community Information:

Unlike some cities, Clarksburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clarksburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Situated just 40 minutes southwest of Morgantown, WV and 2 hours south of Pittsburgh, PA, Clarksburg, WV offers a bevy of can’t miss things to do. From getting involved with the arts and learning about local history, to dining at independent restaurants and staying active with hiking, biking, fishing, golfing or white-water rafting. Clarksburg is sure not to disappoint.

 

Benefits:

VA boasts a comprehensive compensation and benefits package (Paid Time-Off, Professional/Personal Insurance Coverages, 401K, CME, and Retirement, etc.).

 

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

 

To learn more, contact Keith Liles, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ harold.liles@va.gov

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