The Trauma Services Program at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a psychologist to join a vibrant PTSD Clinical Team. The Vision of the Trauma Services Program is “to provide the most comprehensive, effective, and culturally competent assessment and treatment of PTSD for our veterans.” The Washington DC VA Medical Center, located within sight of the Nation’s Capital, is the only health care system that specifically provides care to Veterans. Offering tertiary care in a Complexity Level IB hospital, allows our staff to provide comprehensive primary and specialty care in medicine, surgery, psychology and psychiatry.
Providing evidence-based individual therapy for PTSD, based on provider experience and training, to include Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), CBT for PTSD, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), and/or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Providing evidence-informed individual and group therapies, based on provider experience and interest, to include Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Present-Centered Therapy, Race Based Stress and Trauma therapy (RBST), Mindfulness, CBT for Depression, CBT for Insomnia, CBT for Nightmares etc.
Conducting structured psycho-diagnostic assessments and treatment planning sessions.
Utilizing tools such as Collaborative Decision Making and Measurement Based Care.
Working collaboratively with other team members in Trauma Services Program to ensure high quality, effective, Veteran-centered services at the Veteran and programmatic levels.
Participating in clinical consultation, administrative staff, and supervisors meetings.
Supervising psychology interns, externs, and postdoctoral fellows.
Providing consultation to providers and teams outside the Trauma Services Program.
Engaging in Gold Standard VA Training and Consultation programs to gain expertise in evidence-based psychotherapies.
“Whole Health is an approach to health care that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their life to the fullest. The VA is committed to Whole Health and values Veteran and Employee health and wellbeing. As a VA employee, you will practice Whole Health in an environment that supports personalized and proactive care.”
Benefits: Relocation/Recruitment Incentives (Sign-on Bonus): Available for well-qualified applicants EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Must be full-time with board certification Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.