Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 857329

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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on April 18, 2013, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after April 18 will be reviewed and referred for consideration every two weeks until the position is filled.

The payment of recruitment/relocation incentives is not authorized.

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/relocation expenses is not authorized.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM. You may be required to provide service evenings and weekends as needed.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-13. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience 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.

Duties

This position is located at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. If you are selected for this position you will serve as a staff psychologist in a primary care setting. In this capacity, you will provide brief individual therapy, brief group therapy, and brief assessment for a range of mood disorders and medical conditions. You will also provide consultation services to members of the interdisciplinary team and participate in program development activities in conjunction with team member. 

Clinical Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including the use of psychological testing for patients
  • Performing psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for purposes of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations. These evaluations employ a comprehensive diagnostic interview, review of available records, collateral contact when available, as well as objective and cognitive tests when indicated
  • Providing a range of psychological therapeutic interventions primarily with individuals with mental health and medical disorders utilizing empirically supported modalities when indicated
  • Consulting with and serving as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for, evaluation of, and development of psychological services