Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 885071 

This Psychologist position is located in Mental Health Service.

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!

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


·       Training primary care staff in evidence-based interventions, including health behavior coaching and Motivational Interviewing

·       Consultation with primary care staff regarding health behavior interventions/health coaching and patient communication

·       Individual and group health behavior interventions for patients

·       Co-facilitate MOVE program

·       Co-facilitation of Health Promotion Disease Prevention committee

·       Participation in monthly national and regional Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) calls

·       Collaboration with Primary Care Mental Health Integration

·       Assistance with program planning, evaluation, and research/scholarship in collaboration with the HPDP program manager

·       Bariatric surgery evaluations

·       Primary clinical consultant role in health behavior coaching and is likely to work with clinical supervisors in carrying out consultation with allied health staff. 

·       Provides leadership and guidance in carrying out program planning,  outcome evaluation, and staff development activities

·       Lead clinical consultant to the medical center staff on health behavior coaching

·       Works with Clinical Care and Nursing leadership to provide specific training and consultation with Primary Care Nurses and others to facilitate effective health behavior coaching

·       Contributes to existing smoking and tobacco use cessation clinical initiatives in primary care and smoking cessation specialty programs or clinics

·       May supervises pre-doctoral and post-doctoral Psychology trainees, and may participate in the supervision of  trainees in other disciplines, including medical, nursing, pharmacy, and psychiatric trainees assigned to the Primary Care Service for rotations


Tour of Duty (Generally):  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive are not authorized

   NOTE: This position may be filled as a Psychologist or Social Worker.

**Salary/Grade is to be determined by Psychology Professional Standards Board dependent upon selectee's qualifications, (i.e. education and experience).**