This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency Requirement - Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. Education Requirement - You must have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR, have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully completed a re-specialization program meeting both of the following conditions: a) the re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and b) the specialty in which you were retrained is consistent with the assignment you are am applying for; OR, have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. Licensure: Candidates must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Grade Determinations: GS-13: at least 2 addition years of experience, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 level, as a professional psychologist that was obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program that demonstrates 1) active professional practice that was paid/non-paid employment and/or 2) a full, current and unrestricted license. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current psychology practice: Knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional psychological treatments to a full range of patient populations. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health. Knowledge of clinical research literature. *Experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed. Preferred Experience: - The successful candidate will be fully licensed as a psychologist or have completed an APA Internship and/or Postdoctoral residency and be license eligible. - The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills that facilitate effective communication and problem-solving within a larger multi-disciplinary team in a medical setting. - The preferred candidate will have experience conducting mental status examinations, formal psychological evaluations, and performing complex psychosocial assessments of individuals who may be in crisis or who may present with complicated co-morbidities. - The preferred candidate will be skilled at accurate diagnosis of complex presenting issues. - The successful candidate will have experience in diagnosing and treating substance use disorders. - The preferred candidate will be skilled at functioning independently yet will appropriately seek clinical consultation as needed. - The successful candidate will possess excellent writing skills and be proficient on the computer. - The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and time management skills. - The preferred candidate will have a history of ethical behavior. - The preferred candidate will be receptive to feedback from others and demonstrate clinical leadership in a multidisciplinary setting. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, both eyes required, hearing (aid may be permitted). ["*****This Job Announcement is now considered a Open Continuous Announcement. This announcement may close before the listed closing date. A certificate will be issued every 15 days until all selections are made.****** If you are a current, permanent VA employee or Federal employee from another agency, you should apply CBST-11740904-23-TB. The Staff Psychologist will report to the Behavioral Health Service or his/her designee. The incumbent deals with extremely complex diagnostic, and therapeutic questions involving patient care. The must recognize deficits and problems which may be encountered in a diverse patient population with varying and complex medical and/or psychological problems in achieving satisfactory psychological adjustment. The ultimate psychologist rehabilitation of patients depends upon the functions of this position. Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using appropriate techniques Delivers patient care through VVC and CVT when appropriate Performs evaluations for all Veterans from all backgrounds and ages. Provides a full range of psychological services including: evidence based psychotherapy and cognitive, intellectual, achievement and personality assessment. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Maybe involved in program evaluation and/or research activities Be able to assess and treat the full spectrum of mental health illness as assigned. Must be willing to pursue and maintain VA sponsored training and credentialing as needed. Incumbent will function as a key member of the multidisciplinary pain management team and ensure continuity of care of Veterans receiving treatment for pain management. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 520-00068-F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Maybe Authorized to a highly qualified candidate EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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