This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Clinical Psychologist (HBPC)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:HYB-583-13-801210TH

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,699.00 to $106,853.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Thursday, December 27, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

MISSION & VISION

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

–Abraham Lincoln

WHO WE ARE

We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

 

In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much offering big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.
 
The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 21 million visitors a year.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must have an unrestricted state driver's license

DUTIES:

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday- 8:00am to 4:30pm (negotiable)

 

NOTE: Applicants must have an unrestricted state driver's license and the ability to drive a motor vehicle legally in the State of Indiana.  

 

This is a Clinical Psychologist position within the Home Based Primary Care Clinic of PCS/Geriatrics Service.  The Clinical Psychologist provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care to veterans and their families. This position requires visits to the veterans in their homes/nursing homes. The Clinical Psychologist performs routine and in-depth psychological evaluations and neuropsychological evaluations. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions for patients in the HBPC program. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.  Clinical Psychologists may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Oversees the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using a data-driven quality assurance processes, including, but not limited to PACC PI, Psychology PI and outcome measures on selected groups and treatment programs run by the clinician. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches.  Research is to be discussed with the Psychology Group, and approved by the IUPUI IRB and the VA IRB. Presents outcome data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings, and/or publishes at least yearly. Assists in preparation of RFP's and grant proposals, as assigned. Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces, as assigned by the Lead Psychologist, the Chief of Psychiatry or the Chief of the HBPC program. Represents psychology on decision-making committees at the Medical Center or Healthcare System, as assigned by the Lead Psychologist or the Chief of Psychiatry Actively participates in leadership roles on local, state and national professional organizations. Represents the Medical Center or Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees.

 

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS.   The basic requirements for employment as a VHA psychologist are prescribed by:   Public Law 96-151 codified in Title 38, U.S.C. § 7402.   To qualify for appointment, all applicants for the position of psychologist in VHA must meet the following:

      a.   Citizenship.   Citizen of the United States.  (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

      b.   Education

      ( 1)   Have a doctoral degree in clincial or counseling psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).   The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

      AND

      (2)   Must have successfully completed a professional clinical or counseling psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.   Exceptions : (1) new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.                                                               

  (c)   Licensure.  Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. 

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

 

VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, Qualification Standard: Graduate of a degree program, PhD from an approved college or university which has a program accredited by the American Psychological Association.   The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. AND successful completion of a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.

 


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

 

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 


BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

 

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

 

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

 

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

 

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave :  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.



Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

 

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

 

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
 

EDR Program- Applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).  EDRP is an award program for those who meet eligibility requirements and is not an entitlement.  Final decision on an EDRP award amount is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds and approval by the VA Health Care Retention and Recruitment Office.


This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

 

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

 

GRADE :   To be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) commensurate with experience and education.

 

SALARY :  Salary will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) and is based on experience and education.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. http://www.sss.gov/

 

2. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

 

3. All qualification requirements must be met within 15 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé/CV

2.Application REQUIRED -VA Form 10-2850(c)Available at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

3. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

4. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

5. Copy of college transcripts (If selected, an official transcript will be required)

6. Proof of professional licensure if applicable

7. Proof of unrestricted state driver's license will be requested if selected for the position.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

There are two options to apply for this position, online or by fax.

 

Option A:  To Apply Online

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

·         Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 801210.

·         Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

Option B:  To Apply by Fax

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can apply by Fax using Form 1203-FX.  Follow these steps:

1.     You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

2.     Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, the HRMS office, or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.     You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.

·         If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. 

·         The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position you must submit a complete application packet which consists of the following documents:

 

All Applicants must submit the following documents:

 

In addition to the above requirement, please see specific instructions below based on your eligibility.

 

Current and former Federal employees from other Government Agencies and from VA's Nationwide.

  • Copy of your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your career status . Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Copy of your DD-214 (Member copy 4). Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.   Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
  • Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 with required proof.   If you are claiming entitlement for 10-point veterans preference, you MUST submit your DD-214 showing character of service; and SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with the required VA letter dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 10% or more.   Application for 10-point Veteran Preference (SF-15) http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

People with Disabilities

  • In addition, you must submit certification from either a state vocational or Department of Veterans Affairs rehabilitation counselor that describes your ability to perform the essential duties of the position in which you are interested.

CTAP/ICTAP Eligible

·          If you are currently a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who has received a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) separation notice or a Certificate of Expected Separation, or if you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to special priority selection under the Department of Veterans Affairs Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   ICTAP eligible must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Tasha D. Henderson
Phone: (317)988-2346
Email: TASHA.HENDERSON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Indianapolis VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
Richard L Roudebush VAMC HRMS
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
Indianapolis, IN
46202

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

View Occupational Questionnaire


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