Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 749173 (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?

 

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/ .  

 

This is an open continuous announcement.  We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.  Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

 

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has developed a new VA Locum Tenens program to address a shortage of Psychologists

 

The goals of the program are:

 

- To provide interim Psychologists (locums) that are consistently Veteran centered and high quality.

 

- Increase access to care in VHA's nationwide

 

- Contribute to recruitment of highly qualified, motivated Psychologists and the retention of current Psychologist providers

 

The program is seeking Psychologists to work in VA medical centers across the nation.

 

You will be required to travel frequently.

 

The VA Locum Tenens position offers:

 

Government travel reimbursement

 

- Ability to work in various VHA locations.  Typical assignments length is three months

 

- Comprehensive orientation to VHA clinical operations and world renowned electronic medical record system

 

- Distinction of serving Veterans - America's hero's

Duties

These positions require travel.  Successful applicants will perform disability examinations  while on travel assignments at various VA facilities around the country.  Average assignment length is three months which includes travel reimbursement according to federal travel regulations.

 

Intermittent position for a qualified Psychologist to work in VHA clinics performing compensation and pension (disability) examinations.  The incumbent will provide interview assessments to Veterans presenting with a wide variety of mental health symptoms. The incumbent draws on an extensive knowledge base to make appropriate diagnoses, assess the level of function, and evaluate the claimed condition’s relationship to the Veteran’s active military service.  The incumbent also provides medical opinions relating to service connected benefits, receives cases on appeal and responds to referrals in a timely manner.