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 Current permanent VA employees, current/past/upcoming VHA Health Professions Trainee (HPT) Graduate, and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-11215359-21-LG The psychologist will conduct behavioral sleep medicine consultations/assessment and provide treatment recommendations. The Psychologist will develop behaviorally-focused, outcomes-based treatment plans of care that address insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and difficulty adjusting to continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. The psychologist also provides behavioral treatment for mental health, functional impairment, and co-occurring addictive or medical disorders as it relates to sleep difficulties. The Psychologist applies knowledge of behavioral medicine and psychotherapeutic techniques in the assessment and treatment of patients with the goal of assisting patients to partner with the interdisciplinary team in working to diminish, eliminate, or better cope with chronic medical conditions, as well as stabilization of common psychological conditions. The Psychologist uses evidenced based psychotherapies, relaxation techniques, stress management, and/or other discipline appropriate techniques. The Psychologist may also offer educational services to the family support systems of patients with whom they work to facilitate and generalize treatment gains. In collaboration with other related specialists, the incumbent assists with the development and implementation of MEDVAMC integrated care programs in sleep/pulmonology, including effective screening of psychosocial distress in medically ill individuals and rural health initiatives. In collaboration with other related specialists at the Michael E DeBakey VAMC and nine area CBOC's, develops tele-mental health integrated behavioral health programming for rural veterans with medical illness. In collaboration with other related specialists researches, develops and implements procedures to measure patient satisfaction. In collaboration with other related specialists, tracks and trends data related to integrated mental health service delivery and patient outcomes, to include but not limited to the efficacy of prescribed treatment modalities. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is committed to both clinical and academic excellence. The facility and both carelines are affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine as well as the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Candidates should be academically oriented and will have an excellent opportunity to collaborate with multiple disciplines in patient care, education and clinical research. The successful candidate will be board certified in clinical health psychology or board eligible within 2 years and eligible for a faculty position at Menninger Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-430 pm. May include weekends and evening hours Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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