The Chronic Pain Clinic employs an interdisciplinary, multi-modal approach to pain management that is based on the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain and emphasizes optimal pain control, improved function, and quality of life. The incumbent will provide a combination of specialized assessments and evidence-based treatment services. These services include psychotherapy, behavioral health education, biofeedback, and crisis intervention, using evidence based interventions.

The incumbent is responsible for the delivery of a full range of psychological and substance abuse services for the Neurology Service.  Duties include, but are not limited to a range of psychological services including assessment and use of the most appropriate evidence-based psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care, involving individual and group psychotherapy, development of individualized treatment recommendations, setting of treatment goals, utilization of specialized approaches with groups, as well as numerous other skills available to the experienced clinical psychologist.  The incumbent will provide therapeutic interventions including:  cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, biofeedback, relaxation training, and other evidence-based behavioral medicine interventions.  S/he will perform diagnostic assessment and behavioral evaluation of patients presenting with difficulties regarding chronic pain and co-occurring mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

The incumbent provides consultation to the Chronic Pain Service with direct relevance to assessment related to chronic pain and related headache, and/or treatment of the same.  Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues and is involved in program evaluation and research activities.  The incumbent also participates in developing and maintaining an effective relationship between the Neurology Service and the Mental Health Clinical Center within the VAMHCS. 

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Come join our team and get pure job satisfaction, while caring for those who have served (or are currently serving) our country...our nation's Veterans.

As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services and research programs. The medical center is home to the world's first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images from anywhere in the facility and throughout the health care system. The medical center's "patient friendly" design features plant-filled atriums, natural light from overhead skylights and comfortable patient rooms and waiting areas. 

The Baltimore VA Medical Center is located in a vibrant city neighborhood on the campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore and is within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor.

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https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494919600