Psychology Job Opportunities DEADLINE March 9, 2021 - West Palm Beach, Vero Beach & More

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center



The medical center provides health services to Veterans throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast at its main facility in West Palm Beach and six contractor-operated community-based outpatient clinics in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Stuart and Vero Beach. The facility also operates a 108-bed Community Living Center and 13-bed Blind Rehabilitation Service, which is the referral center for blind and visually impaired Veterans throughout the state of Florida. A Post-Combat Trauma (PCT) Clinic with adjacent expanded services is located in Port St. Lucie. The Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service consist of the following components:

  • Mental Health Clinic-Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program(BHIP) Teams

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Program

  • Substance Use Disorders Programs

  • 25 Bed Inpatient Psychiatry

  • Primary Care Mental Health Integration (including the CBOCs)

  • Home Based Primary Care

  • Community Living Center

  • Neuropsychology

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center and Mental Health Intensive Case Management

  • PTSD Program

  • Substance Abuse Program

  • Chronic Pain Management Program

  • Blind Rehab

  • APA-accredited predoctoral internship training programs that promote the scientist-practitioner model.


Community Based Outpatient Clinic Psychology Position- Vero Beach, FL:

  • PCMHI Psychologist is co-located within Vero Community Based Outpatient clinic. The psychologist functions as part of multidisciplinary primary care teams. In his/her role, the psychologist will be available for walk-in and warm hand-off services for veterans needing further mental health evaluation and triage as well as crisis evaluation and management for veterans in need of these services in consultation and coordination of care with primary care staff members in a Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) role. Additionally, the psychologist will provide therapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy couples/family therapy psycho-education, and consultation. The psychologist will conduct evaluations to aid in the differential diagnosis of complex cases. The incumbent will provide a full range of psychological services utilizing best practices in implementing psychotherapeutic techniques to provide quality care. Familiarity and skill in evidence-based practices, such as CBT, CPT and ACT-D are expected. The focus is on general service delivery for a wide range of concerns and resolving problems within the primary care service context.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

WPB VAMC Main Campus Psychology Positions:

  • Inpatient Unit Psychologist: Provides a full range of psychodiagnostic services including psychological assessment services and diagnoses of mental disorders with complex patients presenting with complex mental and physical problems who are in the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Provides quality psychological assessments to include cognitive screening, assessment of cognitive functioning, and personality assessments to aid in treatment planning. Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others. Provides evidence-based psychosocial and environmental interventions for reducing behavioral and psychological symptoms, such as agitation, aggression, and wandering associated with dementia and other neuropsychological and mental health conditions. Perform capacity/competency assessments when there are questions about a patient' ability to make medical decisions, perform other specific functions, or live independently. Provides consultation to professional staff within the inpatient psychiatric unit, and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for the patients in his/her care.

WORK SCHEDULE: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm

  • GeriPact/PCMHI GeroPsychologist: The incumbent serves as a fully qualified staff Geropsychologist providing psychological services within Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) program co-located within primary care clinic. The GeriPact PCMHI psychologist functions as part of multidisciplinary primary care teams, conducts assessment appropriate to individual patient with attention to on the implications of test results for a Veteran's everyday, real-world function and successful treatment/management of health problems with an emphasis on behavioral health factors associated with aging. Delivers brief, consultation-based services to Veterans, primary care providers, and allied Geriatric Patient Alliance Care Team (GeriPACT) members. The focus is on general service delivery for a wide range of concerns and resolving problems within the primary care service context.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm or 9:30am to 6:00pm

  • BHIP Psychologist in the Mental Health Clinic: We currently have 2 open psychology positions in the Mental Health Clinic -member of BHIP a Team. Certified and/or experienced in providing Evidenced-Based Psychotherapy in both individual and group formats, including knowledge and ability to apply advanced professional psychological theories and techniques, with a full range of patient populations. Proficient in psychological assessment, testing, and measurement; with experience using varied test batteries to aid in the diagnosing and treatment of complex mental health disorders. Dedicated interest and/or experience in the training of psychology students and interns, including providing clinical supervision and didactics.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Some early morning and evening hours, to meet patient care and recovery needs, will be required.

  • HBPC Psychologist: The incumbent serves as a fully qualified staff licensed Geropsychologist providing psychological services in the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program . Functions as the primary mental health provider of the HBPC team, providing mental health prevention, assessment, treatment, management and professional consultation services in the veteran's residential setting. Conducts assessment appropriate to individual patient with attention to on the implications of test results for a veteran's everyday, real-world function and successful treatment/management of health problems with an emphasis on behavioral health factors associated with aging. Provides clinical supervision to pre-doctoral practicum students in clinical/counseling psychology and pre-doctoral interns in clinical psychology.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Tour of duty may change based on the needs of the Medical Center

  • Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services/Mental Health Intensive Case Management (ICMH/MHICM) Psychologist: This psychologist will provide specialized mental health services for serious mentally ill Veterans, some with co-morbid substance issues. The patient caseload is complex based on the severity of mental illnesses, co morbidities and resistance to standard treatments. Provide assertive community treatment and recovery-oriented care in the community to maximize function within the community and to minimize the use of hospitalization. Meet with Veterans in the community at their place of residence.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Tour of duty may change based on the needs of the Medical Center.

Tours may change based on the needs of the Medical Center.

For all of the above positions: Travel and/or reimbursement for relocation expenses are not approved. As with all VA Psychology positions, a doctorate from an APA accredited program and an accredited internship are required.

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Interested applicant should send a letter of interest and CV to Melanie.Perez3@va.gov

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Melanie Perez, PhD, VHA-CM

Chief, Psychology Section (116)

West Palm Beach VA

7305 N. Military Trail

Building 16, Room 1f-104

West Palm Beach, FL 33410

(PH) 561-422-7252 ext. 2670

(cell) 561-234-0546

Melanie.Perez3@va.gov

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