This position is located at the Cheyenne Health Care System in Cheyenne, Wyoming and will work autonomously to provide case assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge planning to Veterans requiring mental health and/or substance use treatment, performs counseling and case management in the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP)/Specialty Mental Health Services within the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL). Duties may include, but are not limited to: Provides case assessment and psychiatric diagnosis, treatment planning, and assumes responsibility for coordinating discharge planning. Provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services to Veterans with a wide range of mental health and substance use disorders. Maintains appropriate records including Initial Psychiatric Intakes and History, treatment plans, progress notes of each psychotherapy session, and termination notes. Provides crisis intervention when indicated including evaluation, assessment, triage, initiation of / support in Emergency Detention procedures, and disposition of patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. May provide supportive counseling in the development and utilization of community resources. Maintains a patient panel as a direct care provider. Provides clinical services through the use of Tele-Mental Health/Tele-Home technology. Serves on Interdisciplinary Treatment Team(s). Assesses the mental status and safety of Veterans at each visit requiring a high degree of professional expertise. The incumbent will attend Mental Health staff meetings and any other mandatory meetings regularly. Is required to maintain BLS and/or First Aid certification and remain current on all licensures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.