Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 880002

OUR MISSION: 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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With openings in multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is the VA 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 offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1c facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits to Veterans residing in 40 counties in central and western Kentucky and in southern Indiana.

In recognition of continued efforts to improve patient care, the medical center was awarded the Robert W. Carey 2007 Performance Achievement Award, 2008 Performance Excellence Award, 2009 Trophy Award and 2010 Circle of Excellence Award, and the 2009 Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence Achievement Award.

                            How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

                            For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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.

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 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.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday -  Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Functional Statement

Relocation Expenses: Relocation Expenses (are not) authorized for this position.

Appraised Value Offer Program (AVO): Appraised Value Offer Program (AVO, formerly GHBO) (are not) authorized for this position.

      ***Relocation AND/OR Recruitment INCENTIVE(s) MAY BE authorized for an exceptionally well qualified applicant.***

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.

Duties

 The Psychologist is expected to perform duties under supervision of the Supervisory Psychologist in Compensation and Pension (C&P) and provide assigned psychological services at C&P clinic located at the main VA hospital building on Zorn Avenue.  At the full performance level, GS-13 , the psychologist has a doctoral degree from an APA-Approved program and an APA-internship in psychology, and is either licensed at the independent practice level, or is license eligible and will obtain the license within 2 years of hire.  At least 2 years post doctoral experience in the area of general psychological practice and in psychological assessment and evaluation is required at the full performance level, GS-13.  The Psychologist is expected to have specific training and expertise in the area of assessment, evaluation, and mental health diagnosis.  Specific experience in the area of disability evaluation or work with disabled veterans is desirable.  The Psychologist will adhere to service standards regarding matters of timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and quantity of work produced.

This position does not involve direct patient care activities using psychotherapy, although experience in doing psychotherapy will aid you in managing any behavioral problems that arise during, or as part of, the evaluation process.

Physical Requirements: Typically, employees sit comfortably to do the work. Light lifting (under 15 pounds), Light carrying (15 pounds),Reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1 hour), both leg required (prosthesis allowed), both eyes required (glasses allowed), hearing (aid permitted), working closely with others, possess good social skills, emotional/mental stabillity, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors.