This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (HVAMC), under the Community Based Clinics Service Line. This position is aligned with the Trauma Recovery Services Program. This Military Sexual Trauma Psychologist position is within Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program's (BHIP) Trauma Recovery Services at the Portsmouth Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Trauma Recovery Services focuses on treating trauma from the lifespan (e.g., combat, MST, childhood) using skill-based, recovery-focused direct patient care for trauma-related mental health issues. This position dedicates a minimum of 75% of clinical time to serve Veterans with MST and the remaining time to Veterans with other types of traumas. The MST Psychologist provides services in accordance with MST standards, including gender-specific services. The team uses Evidenced Based Psychotherapies (EBPs) such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE), as well as psychoeducation and skills groups (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Skills Training for Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), Mindfulness, Anger Management) for treatment of PTSD. This program provides specialty PTSD treatment to the CBOCs in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Elizabeth City (Albemarle) Outpatient Clinic. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Telework: Ad Hoc Telework may be available in accordance with agency policy. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Psychologist (Trauma Recovery Services)/PD000011, PD000012, and PD000013 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.