VISN 23 Telehealth Hub Psychologist (Telework/Remote)

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Minneapolis, MN
Jun 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

This full time permanent Psychologist is located at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System in the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23 Telehealth Hub. Position is based in Minneapolis, MN, but will require occasional travel to other VISN 23 medical centers,such as St Cloud, MN; Iowa City, IA; Des Moines, IA; Omaha, NE; Sioux Falls, SD; Fort Meade, SD; Hot Springs, SD; or Fargo, ND.


Duties include the provision of Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) services to multiple VISN 23 facilities via the use of telehealth as part of an integrated care team. The incumbent will provide services to primary care patients in a collaborative framework within primary care teams. The incumbent's role is structured so that the patient views meeting with the behavioral health provider as a routine primary care service. The incumbent will utilize mechanisms for systematic monitoring of symptoms and treat emergent problems such as non-adherence or side effects; decision support; patient education and activation; and assistance in referral to specialty mental health care programs, when needed. Clinician will utilize brief interventions that are clinically appropriate, based on patient need to assist Veteran with depression, anxiety, stress, sleep hygiene, and other areas of behavioral health medicine. Treatment could include individual or group psychotherapy, brief interventions, and evidence based therapy.

The psychologist will provide diagnostic interviews, assessments, cognitive screening assessments, evidence based psychotherapy, and treatment coordination for adult patients with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, and a range of general mental health issues. These services will be provided as gap coverage to medical center and Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) locations across the VISN 23 network when VISN 23 health care systems identify a coverage need. Services will primarily be provided via telehealth; occasionally, services may be provided in person at the local medical center or to the CBOCs.

Work Schedule: Days with occasional services on the weekend.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Telework: This position may be authorized for regular telework, including remote telework outside the local commuting area.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to other VISN 23 Medical Centers and CBOCs.

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 13


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