Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 855930

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?

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.

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.

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is 13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 12 to 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.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Duties

- Provides a full range of psychodiagnostic services including assessment and uses the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques and uses the most psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care with particular attention to patients with addictions.

- Performs evaluations for patients with a variety of pyschological and neuropsychological disorders, particularly with addictions.

- Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including: individual, group and family psychotherapy, and caregiver stress support with particular attention to patients with addictions.

-Conducts Compensation and Pension Exams as directed by the Chief of Psychology. Examinations are completed in accordance with quality standards esrablished by external review organization (DEMO) and in terms of time frames established for programs nationally.

- Provides supervision of trainees conducting direct clinical care.

- Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.

- Remains involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.

-Provides administrative duties including:

   -Scheduling of veterans and related issues

   - Report writing

   -Attending organizational meetings.