Postdoc position available at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial (ENRM) Veterans Affairs Medical Center, MA
January 31, 2013
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Medical Center Bedford, Massachusetts
The APA-accredited postdoctoral residency program at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial (ENRM) Veterans Affairs Medical Center has received funding for a postdoctoral residency position in LGBTQ multidisciplinary care for the upcoming training year (which begins on 9/3/13):
The medical center is located in Bedford, Massachusetts, 20 miles northwest of Boston.
Clinical: The fellow will be involved in multiple interprofessional teams across the hospital, with clinical work primarily with LGBTQ Veterans. The fellow will participate on teams in the outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Primary Care Behavioral Health, the Outreach Committee, and the MIRECC Peer Education Center. The fellow will work one-on-one with LGBTQ Veterans, will facilitate an ongoing Transgender Veterans group, and will start an additional group based on the needs assessment. The fellow will provide health education and interventions to Veterans in the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) clinics. There will be additional opportunities based on the training interests and/or expertise of the fellow, such as couples therapy.
Program development: As this is the first year that VA is funding LGBT fellowships, the fellow will have the unique opportunity to be involved in foundational program development activities for LGBT services. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a needs assessment of the facility for LGBT Veterans services. This will include meeting with stakeholders (e.g. program staff, veterans) to determine where current needs lie. The fellow will be charged with creating at least one therapy group to meet the needs of the LGBTQ Veteran population at Bedford, as well as outreach activities to identify LGBTQ Veterans in need. In addition, creating educational opportunities and trainings for other staff in relation to LGBTQ health will be an important component of the fellowship. Education will take place at PCBH meetings, peer provider trainings, and at least one grand rounds presentation that the fellow will create and present over the course of the training year. This will be an important component of systemic change to benefit LGBTQ Veterans that the fellow will spearhead.
Research: The fellow has the opportunity to join research efforts or propose a project of his/her own.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. Please visit our website (http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/bedford/) for a general description of residency training as well as specifics regarding the application process. However, in order to expedite the processing of your application, please specifically mail your complete application package to:
Laura Johnson, PsyD
Psychology Service (116B)
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital
200 Springs Rd,
Bedford, MA 01730