Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 886315

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

  Carl Vinson VAMC is seeking a Psychologist for the Community Living Center in the Geriatrics Program.

This position will remain open until filled.  Candidates will be sent to Selecting Official every week beginning on May 9, 2013. 


 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!


 Recruitment incentive of 25% salary has been authorized for a well qualified applicant


EDRP:  The applicant selected for this position MAY BE eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program.  Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding.


Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


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Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 The psychologist assigned to the position of Mental Health Service Line with primary assignment to the Community Living Center (CLC) with collaboration with the Geriatrics programs.  The focus of the position is facilitation of current culture transformation efforts, which seek to achieve a home-like and person-centered environment for nursing home residents.  Another important role will be to promote evidence based, non- pharmacological interventions to reduce behavioral symptoms, such as agitation, home treatment culture and promoting the delivery of psychosocial services to reduce behavioral symptoms.  The psychologist in this position has competencies in working with older adults using a variety of assessment and treatment techniques.