Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 873056

The closing date is September 30, 2013, however, a referral list will be created every 30 days until a selection is made.  This announcement may close at any time after May 21, 2013. 

 

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 and leadership positions 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/.

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

The Psychologist position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Integrated Service Network, Mid-Atlantic (VISN 6), of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center, at the Wilmington Health Care Center (HCC), in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The psychologist will work in and be a part of the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT). 

 

The primary job functions of psychologists at this level include:

  • the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases;
  • education of staff and trainees
  • applies advanced strategies to a full range of patient problems in his/her work setting

  • exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted psychological theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of clinical populations.

Travel:  Occasional travel may be required

Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday