Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 707771 (Include # on all documents)

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.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

Are YOU the one?

The West Texas VA Health Care System honors America’s Veterans.

We expect our team to meet these Quality Standards.

 Safety: Safety First! Always!

 Kindness: You will treat all Veterans, families, and team members with compassion, respect, and dignity.

 Performance Excellence: You will always give your best.

 Presentation: You will practice professionalism, positive attitude, and passion.

 Stewardship: You will undertake a personal responsibility for the duties entrusted to you.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING ONLINE!! APPLY ONLINE OR BY FOLLOWING THE FAXING INSTRUCTIONS LOCATED IN THE “HOW TO APPLY” SECTION.  YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST BE COMPLETE TO INCLUDE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION (SEE “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS” SECTION) TO RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED SECTION:

 

 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 (including licensure if required). We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, incomplete uploads or fax transmissions.

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, 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.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/ .  

Duties

This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. The incumbent is assigned to The Medicine & Specialty Care Service, at The George H. O'Brien Jr. VA Medical Center for  the West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS), Big Spring, TX. The Psychologist provides in depth evaluation and documentation of veterans, active duty personnel and those seperating from military service for determination of benefits to the Veterans Benefit Administration. The incumbent will also be responsible in ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, initiating and expediting requests for consultations, scheduling special tests and studies for veterans. Additional duties may include adminsitrative functions as assigned, providing educations for health care students, maintaining preventive medicine program, and sustaining Emergency Prepareness Readiness.

 

***RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION MAYBE AUTHORIZED***