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Houston VA Psychologist Opening

News Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 09:30

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Psychologist to join the Substance Disorders Treatment Program (SDTP) in Houston…  The announcement for the SDTP Psychologist position is currently open, and we request applicants apply no later than 3/22/2019.  Here's a link to the announcement:
Current VA employees go to this link:
All US Citizens (including post-docs) go to this link:
Please note links are for a general job posting announcement. If interested in SDTP position, please specify in job application. If you have questions or might be interested, please feel free to reach out to and/or send a CV to our Program Director, Dr. Jill McGavin, or 713-794-7058.
Here are some highlights about our facility first, and then… the Houston area:
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center serves as the primary health care provider for almost 130,000 Veterans in southeast Texas.  Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized care.  Almost 4,000 health care professionals provide high quality care to our Veterans.  For more than 50 years, the MEDVAMC has provided clinical training for health care professionals through our major affiliate, Baylor College of Medicine.  Each academic year, almost 2,000 students are trained through 144 affiliation agreements with institutions of higher learning in 19 states.  The MEDVAMC has received national awards and honors including accreditation from Joint Commission and the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) and Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services.  Located on an 118-acre campus and built in 1991, MEDVAMC is a state-of-the-art facility with 357 acute care beds.  An automated, computer-controlled transport system delivers food, laundry and supplies through-out the building.  The six-story granite building is designed  with four exterior sections and four atriums that contain patio gardens, wheelchair basketball courts, and a rehabilitation pool.  With 615 active research projects, the MEDVAMC Research & Development Program is an integral part of the medical center's mission and plays a very important role in the health care Veterans receive.  Houston also enjoys a very competitive locality pay adjustment.
The Mental Health Care Line includes over 500 interdisciplinary staff from disciplines including Psychiatry, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Physicians Assistants, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nursing, and Addictions Therapy.  The Substance Disorders Treatment Program (SDTP) is an outpatient program which provides individual and group addictions counseling, Matrix model based intensive outpatient treatment, contingency management, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral treatment for addictions, in-reach to medicine and psychiatry inpatient units, and referrals for vocational counseling, residential treatment, social services, medical and/or psychiatric care including pharmacotherapies for addiction.  SDTP serves as a training site for medicine, pre- and post-doctoral psychology, social work, nursing, pharmacy, and disciplines.
And about Houston, ...alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent and first-class attractions that makes it a world-class city. Home to a vibrant economy, low cost of living, beautiful surroundings and a population full of optimism and spirit, it's no wonder that Houston is a popular place to live.   Houston residents enjoy outstanding performing and visual arts venues, countless dining experiences, offering cuisine in everything from Tex Mex and South American to Middle Eastern and Vietnamese. For sports fans we have local teams representing all major sports.  Then, there's shopping; Houston offers something to fit every budget - from the exclusive shops in Houston's Uptown area to the outlet malls just outside the City... for more, see

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