Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 882634

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

 

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

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.    

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country.  Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.   The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer.  It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.  Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.   The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.  The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.  The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

 

Duties

Incumbent is the Clinical Psychologist assigned to the St. Cloud VA Health Care System Primary Care Clinics.  The clinical psychologist may assist in patient care through psychodiagnostic testing and interviewing, individual and group psychotherapy, training, research, consultation and other services typically provided by a clinical psychologist.  The psychologist will focus particularly on the psychological management of pain.  Under the direction of the service line director, the psychologist is responsible for providing consultant and day-to-day psychological clinical care to patients.  The psychologist will work directly and indirectly with patients, families and with members of the multidisciplinary team as well as community services involved in the care of patients, to improve the patient's psychological health, quality of life, and reduce disability.  May be responsible for accessing patients, developing treatment plans and utilizing knowledge of medical conditions, medications and psychological/behavioral factors and patient history.   

Work Schedule:8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

 

Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.

Physical requirements:  light lifting and carrying, some walking and standing