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Psychologist
ALLENTON MO 63001
Category: Other
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-90672855

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Psychologist
Psychologist


+ Missouri - VA Programs


+ St Charles, MO, USA








Job Summary:





Are you interested in putting your skills to work serving military veterans and help them receive their well-deserved Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits?




If so we would like to speak to you about performing compensation and pension examinations as a Vighter employee in an outpatient clinic setting to support America's heroes. These exams consist of an objective one-time non-treatment psychological assessment related to the veteran's service-connected disability claims. Common reasons for disability claims include: PTSD, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Assessments are scheduled during normal business hours (Monday - Friday), but work on the weekends may be available.





A typical appointment consists of: (1) a review of the veteran's disability claim (Disability Benefit Questionnaire) and medical history prior to the appointment, (2) utilization of the DBQ as a guide during the examination to gather clinical information from the veteran, and (3) electronic submission of the assessment results after completion.





The number of patients seen per day scheduled for each provider depends on the number and type of DBQs claimed by the veteran. The number of claims per veteran varies as does the time it takes to assess each claim. Time is provided for dictation between patients so as not to disrupt the flow of the patient interview during the assessment. Clinical findings then undergo a quality check before they are submitted electronically to the Government, which facilitates timely disability award determinations for the veteran.





Reports to: Project Manager








Credential Requirements:


Master's degree


Current, unrestricted Nurse Practitioner State Licensure





Principle Accountabilities:


Interact positively with Veterans


Complete Disability Benefit Questionnaires (DBQs) electronically.


No treatment is determined


No follow-up is performed


Records must be submitted within 24 hours after completion of the exam





Experience


Previous VA or compensation assessment experience is a plus, but not required as a few hours of training are provided free of charge.


Comfortable learning new technology and submitting examination documentation online. project.


Proficient in the use of the computer and web-based programs





Physical Requirements:


Must be able to sit for more than 8 hours per day


Must be willing to work overtime if necessary


Must be able to use an elevator or walk up and down stairs


Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and carry up to 10 feet


Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above and below shoulders


Must be able to read and interpret handwritten and typewritten print


Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear


Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation


Must be able to pass a 5-panel urine drug screen





Benefit


General Liability, Professional Liability, and Medical Malpractice Insurance paid for by the company


Full-time employees receive Health, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, Accidental Disability & Dismemberment, 4% retirement match 401K, Short-term and Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, and Accident Coverage.





Vighter Medical Group is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Position is contingent upon contract award.






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