Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 661678 (Please include on all documents)

Our mission:  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.

 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.  

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center consists of a parent site, located in Altoona, PA and three community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) located in Johnstown, DuBois, and State College, PA.  With approximately 600 employees, the Altoona VAMC is one of the largest employers in the area.  The medical center serves Veterans from a 14 county area in Central Pennsylvania, providing exceptional health care in the areas of Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Diagnostic Services, Emergency Care, Long Term Care, Pharmacy, Primary Care, Social Services, Specialty Care, and Women's Health.

 

This is a part-time position (40 hours per biweekly pay period).

 

**Relocation Expenses are NOT authorized for this position**

 

Salary to be determined by Professional Standards Board.

Duties

This part-time psychologist is assigned to the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program at the DuBois Community Based Outpatient Clinic.  The primary job functions include traveling to the Veteran's home to provide a full range of direct patient care for Veterans, consultation for difficult or complex cases, and staff education.  He/she provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family and group psychotherapy for substance abuse within the HBPC program and other clinical areas as required; provides education to patients, family members, and significant others for substance use disorders and other clinical areas as required; performs screening evaluations, team assignments, and initial treatment planning for Veterans referred to or presenting to the HBPC program; provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses of mental disorders for veterans referred to or enrolled in the DuBois CBOC HBPC program.


This is a bargaining unit position.