Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 847403 (Include # on all documents).

 

To apply, follow instructions under How to Apply and submit all Required Documents.

Announcement amended: Prefer psychologist who holds an unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level with at least three years of experience in mental health and/or primary care setting.

 

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.   WE ACCPET APPLICATIONS FOR THIS OCCUPATION ON AN ONGOING BASIS; APPLICATIONS WILL BE CERTIFIED TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL AS VACANCIES BECOME AVAILABLE.  UNLESS THIS OFFICE IS NOTIFIED OTHERWISE, APPLICATIONS WILL REMAIN ACTIVE FOR VACANCIES UNTIL FEBRUARY 21, 2014.   

 

DUTY STATION:  The duty station may be at our VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO and our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) Cape Girardeau, MO, Farmington, MO, Sikeston, MO, West Plains, MO and Paragould, AR

 

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.

 

Be a member of a team providing compassionate health care to veterans.  We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education, and research.  We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. 

 

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/.  

 

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11 to GS-13.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's qualifications and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. 

 

This announcement will remain open until filled.  First referrals will be made after March 8, 2013.

 

NOTE:   Education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

 

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):  The applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program subject to availability of EDRP funding.

 

If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions may be used.   For additional information regarding performance-based interviews, please review the following website(s) on the Internet: http://www.va.gov/pbi .   In addition, candidates may be interviewed by a panel.

Duties

The Psychologist is assigned to any VHA program and setting, including primary care, inpatient/outpatient medicine, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Vet Centers, and the VHA National Center for Organization Development.  Duties 

include, but are not limited to:  

  • Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.  
  • Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients.  
  • Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others.  
  • Provides training to staff. 
  • May supervise trainees. 
  • Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation.
  • May function as an Employee Assistance Program Coordinator and/or other special program coordinator/member.   

 

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday; may require on call. 

Relocation or recruitment Incentive is authorized.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    1 vacancies in the following locations

    • Poplar Bluff, MO United States
    • Cape Girardeau, MO United States
    • West Plains, MO United States
    • Farmington, MO United States
    • Sikeston, MO United States
    • Paragould, AR United States