Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs) are responsible for clinical services providing treatment to Veterans. They serve as multi-disciplinary member of Sub-specialty Psychology Services Department and typically provide direct patient care services in the program area, and to provide oversight for licensure of other MFT Trainees within the ethics and guidelines of the professional standards set by AAMFT. Duties of the Marriage & Family Therapist are to include, but not limited to: Oversight of non-licensed MFT Trainees Ensuring the Veteran's health record clearly demonstrates involvement of the clinician in the precepted staff member-Veteran encounters by co-signing the health record entry. The provider's co-signature signifies that the he/she has reviewed the entry and concurs with the content of the entry. The AAMFT therapist may provide additional comments or information, as appropriate, in an addendum to the entry. The amount and type of supervision provided also must be indicated either in the note or in an addendum added by the provider. Ensuring that the provider's signing and dating of progress notes include an indication of the level of supervision in order to provide adequate documentation for VA purposes. For the veteran who is seen by the not-yet licensed staff member (i.e., student) weekly or less frequently, each health record entry must have documentation of supervision. For the Veteran who is seen more than once a week, at least one health record entry each week must have documentation of supervision. A major change in the Veteran's condition may require more frequent or closer supervision. Ensuring that the provider and MFT-Student Intern abide by any additional state regulations concerning documentation of supervision when the supervision provides necessary hours toward licensure eligibility. Screening/Assessment - The MFT interviews veterans and their significant others to determine specific problems. Independently conducts intake and needs assessment of veterans and their significant others and establishes helping relationships with their clients. The incumbent will identify symptoms leading to clinical diagnosis of disorders. Clinical Counseling -- The MFT provides individual, conjoint, family, and group therapy for veterans and significant others. Outreach - MFT will work with community partners to provide opportunities for Veterans and their significant others to attend the Practical Communication Skills for Veteran Relationships workshops. MFT will coordinate efforts with other medical center programs and departments, locals VET Center, Army National Guard, etc. to identify family support needs, provide education and facilitate referrals. Crisis Intervention - The MFT will provide crisis intervention, stabilization and follow-up for veterans and significant others. Provides follow-up evaluations of clients to determine whether veterans have received all appropriate services and provides additional services or referrals as required. Work Schedule: Fee Basis-Intermittent, as-needed-basis Pay based on piece-meal work, NOT TIME. Fee Basis MFT will earn $34 per episode of care provided to Veteran Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives are not authorized for this vacancy but subject to funding. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598836400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.