Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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Biloxi, MS United States
Clinical Psychologist (General Mental Health) , Full Time: Monday thru Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm); Grade and salary to be determined by the Professional Standards Board.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: RV-13-BLG-797988-R19
OPEN DATE: 11/30/12 CLOSE DATE: 12/20/12
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
The full performance level for these positions is GS-13. Applicants will be considered at the GS-11, GS-12, and GS-13 grade levels.
This position is located at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi. This setting for the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System spans south Mississippi, south Alabama and the Florida panhandle. The position is ideal for those who those enjoy working on integrative, multidisciplinary teams, utilizing evidence based therapies within a recovery oriented approach. The position will encompass a significant amount of integrative treatment, and the position requires a person who is well versed in a variety of evidence-based therapies or one who is seeking further experience with these approaches. Funding is available for learning new therapies and attending conferences. This opening provides the incumbent psychologist with discretion in building their own caseloads and clinics, participating in psychology Masters, pre-doctoral, and post-doctoral training programs, research, and refinement of individual clinical expertise. Psychologists are full members of the medical staff.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast overlooks the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and 62 miles of scenic shoreline including the world's longest (26 miles) man-made beach - started by nature, improved by man. Explore the Coast's rich heritage from the American Indians to the modern day blending of cultures including cuisine, attractions, and events. (www.gulfcoast.org)
The candidate will assess Veterans mental health concerns as they present for their Primary Care visits. Incumbent will consult with physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, clinical pharmacists, and dieticians in providing patient care. Complete comprehensive intake assessments of Veterans newly seeking mental health treatment, and collaborate with Veterans in planning appropriate treatment. Utilize brief screening instruments as appropriate, including the Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and PTSD Check List. Complete Suicide Risk Assessments for all new patients. Offer crisis intervention, safety planning, and admission to inpatient psychiatry as needed. Provide short-term psychotherapy utilizing cognitive-behavioral and supportive therapy techniques to address a variety of clinical complaints including mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, relational concerns, and physical health conditions. Eligible recent post-docs and other new graduates are encouraged to apply.
Psychology Service, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, has an outstanding team of providers, with full medical staff membership status and associated benefits. Psychology Service is also fully integrated into the leadership of the health care system, and provides administrative oversight into psychological/neuropsychological/vocational services, as well as EAP and all system research administration.
As a VA professional Clinical Psychologist, your opportunities are endless. You will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
- U. S. Citizenship
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- English Language Proficiency required
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required