Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 881078 

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 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/ .  

Duties

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT NUMBER:  000000.

WORK SCHEDULE:  MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 4:30PM

 

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

 

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is 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.

 

The incumbent will provide services such as diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, provide adjunctive rehabilitation-oriented interventions for the treatment of medical disorders and disabilities and conduct clinical research, but not exclusively as they relate to Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).  Under the guidance of the director of the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD (NC-PTSD), this position develops and researches products and interventions related to the dissemination, implementation, and training of clinical materials, including supportive information and tools. The incumbent also provides clinical services. The incumbent is a member of the NC-PTSD dissemination and training team which provides educational and research expertise and consultation to a complete range of clinical professionals and administrative staff located within the entire VA system and outside organizations. 

 

The incumbent will develop, implement and evaluate educational/training programs and products that address the detection, assessment and management of PTSD in a variety of mental health and primary care settings.  These programs include, but are not limited to, technology-based tools (e.g. web, phone applications, etc); individual, group, and family psychotherapies; and other empirically-supported assessments and interventions for PTSD for all Veterans. The incumbent may also be involved in providing services that facilitate the operation of the health care system such as Employee Assistance Counseling, VA Police Psychological evaluations, and forensic evaluations.  Staff psychologists may also be called upon to assist with a variety of administrative functions for the programs in which they work, for Psychology Service and for the Health Care System.