The VA Ann Arbor is a level 1B high complexity facility with a strong academic affiliate partner in the University of Michigan. The VA Ann Arbor serves over 60,000 veterans annually with 6 community-based outpatient clinics and 2 local offsite clinics serving Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The Mental Health Service consists of about 30 clinical teams and an 18 bed acute inpatient mental Health unit. The service sees about 13,000 uniques per year with 150,000 encounters. In addition to our clinical mission, the VAAAHS has a strong tradition of training tomorrow's healthcare providers. The Mental Health Service houses strong training programs with about 30 Psychology trainees from undergraduate trough postdoctoral study, Psychiatry residents and fellows, medical students, and social work and nurse practitioner trainees. The research mission is also valued strongly as evidenced by VAAAHS serving as a home to the Center for Clinical Management Research, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC), the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Center for Evaluation and Implementation Resource (CEIR).
- Evaluates and diagnoses mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or brief/basic psychological assessments
- Treats mental health, substance use disorders, and other psychiatric comorbidities through a variety of modalities with evidence based rationales.
- Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Healthcare system, as appropriate.
- Has direct responsibility for all aspects of psychological services in the program, including those conducted by trainees and staff.
- Provides clinical supervision, guidance and consultation for staff and trainees.
- Consults with and serves as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for and development of psychological services.
- Conducts their faculty appointment activities (University of Michigan appointment)
- Provides lectures as assigned and qualified across training programs (e.g., APA approved internship, psychiatry residency program).
- Provides lectures at seminars as assigned and qualified.
- Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs.
- Presents outcome data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings.
- Assists in preparation of RFP's and grant proposals, as assigned.
- Assists trainees with preparation of research projects.
- Serves on Mental Health Service, Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees as directed.
- Actively participates in leadership roles on local, state, and national professional organizations as directed.
- Represents the Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees as directed.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
a. Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States.
(1) Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term "specialty area" refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology. There are no job assignments in VHA that require the skills of a school psychologist; therefore, an applicant with a degree in the specialty area of school psychology is not eligible for appointment. Strictly for the purpose of determining eligibility for appointment as a psychologist in VHA, there is no distinction between the specialty areas (with the exception of school psychology). OTHER QUALIFICATIONS TO BE CHECKED ON THE WEBSITE.
c. Licensure. Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
d. Board Certification
(1) Board Certification. Persons hired to psychology positions in the VHA who completed an internship that was not accredited at the time the program was completed must be board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. The board certificate must be current and the applicant must abide by the certifying body's requirement for continuing education.
e. English Language Proficiency. Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005.