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Job Title:Psychologist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-590-13-903748-TDM

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 to Wednesday, September 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Elizabeth City, NC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 903748 

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 physician, 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.

Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

 

One full-time Psychologist (GS-0180-13) position is currently available in Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service Line, Albemarle Primary Outpatient Clinic (APOC), Elizabeth City, NC. The tour of duty is 8:00am to 4:30pm.  There may be some instances where the incumbent would be required to work after 4:30pm, or have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.  Salary is determined by the Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience, and credentials.  This announcement is open to all qualified US Citizens. More than one applicant may be hired from this announcement.  First consideration will be given to permanent VAMC Hampton employees.        

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval

DUTIES:

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Duties and Responsibilities:  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

 

Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.

 

Performs psychological evaluations for patients on units to which the psychologist is assigned to provide coverage.

 

Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Medical Center to which the psychologist is assigned and has clinical privileges to practice  including  individual psychotherapy and/or counseling, vocational counseling, group therapy and/or counseling, family therapy and/or counseling, crisis intervention, administration and interpretation of psychometric tests (objective), administration and interpretation of psychometric tests (projective), program evaluation, psychological research, consultation, biofeedback, hypnotherapy, neuropsychological assessment, sexual dysfunction therapy, specified atypical psychotherapy.

 

The Psychologist may serve as mental health clinical team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of primary care patient referrals as indicated.

 

Performs other directly related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications:   The basic requirements for employment as a VHA psychologist are prescribed by:  Public Law 96-151 codified in Title 38, U.S.C. § 7402.  To qualify for appointment, all applicants for the position of psychologist in VHA must meet the following:   

 

a.  Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

 

b.  Education

 

(1)  Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed AND (2) Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.    

           

(c)  Licensure.  Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

 

(d)  Physical Requirements.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

 

(e)  English Language Proficiency:  Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a.

 

Experience:   In addition to the experience requirements at the GS-12 level, at least 1 additional year of experience as a psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level. 

 

In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

 

a. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.

 

b. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

 

c. Knowledge of clinical research literature.

 

d. Ability to provide fair, principled and decisive leadership for a work environment that promotes shared accountability.

 

e. Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies.

 

f. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.

 

g. Knowledge of evidence based treatments for application in individual and group therapy settings


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

 

Application materials will not be returned. Submit proof of your education with a transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. We will be unable to return these to you. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply. 

 

TRANSCRIPTS ARE A REQUIRED DOCUMENT; THEREFORE, FAILURE TO SUBMIT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Must possess Full unrestricted licensure, certification or registration.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a two year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at  http://www.vacareers.va.gov/about-va/index.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

 

Telework is not authorized.

 

 

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.    Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.    Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 903748.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2.    Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 04, 2013.

NOTE:  DO NOT mail, email, fax or hand deliver your application to the Human Resources Management Service, Hampton VA Medical Center.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1.     CV or Resume. (CV or Resume can NOT be substituted for required VA Form 10-2850).

2.    VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ) (required).

3.    If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).   All Veterans must submit a copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service. Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD#800-829-4833 or oline at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/. IF APPLICABLE: Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e., honorable).

4.  Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for preference must also submit a SF-15 with the required VA letter certifying a service connected disability of 10% or more dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces.

5.    If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

Please Note:  Your Resume must include the following information:

Vacancy Information:

Announcement Number 903748, Position Title Psychologist and grade

Personal Information:

  • Your full legal name and mailing address
  • Day and Evening telephone numbers including area code
  • Country of citizenship
  • Social Security Number

Work Experience (Note: You must include the following information in order to receive credit for your experience):

  • Name and address of employer
  • Your job title
  • The beginning and ending month and year of your employment
  • A description of your duties that is sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience.  If the position is (was) with the Federal government (military or civilian), state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion.  If the position is (was) in the private sector, please include salary and/or hourly wage.
  • The average hours worked per week. Full-time work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.  Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly number of hours a week spent in such employment. 
  • Your supervisor's name and phone number (indicate if we may call your supervisor)
  • Education - Name, location and dates of attendance for colleges attneded (if required). Type and date of degree received (if any)
  • Other: Training, license(s) or certification(s) relevant to the position.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850 IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. (This is a required document) 

 

NOTE: FAILURE TO SUBMIT ANY OF THE ABOVE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE POSITION.

 

 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR HamptonVAMC
Phone: (757)722-9961x3007
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: VHAHAMHRSTAFFINGUNIT@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
HAMPTON VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS THANK YOU, VA
23667 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Your qualifications will be reviewed.  After the vacancy announcement closes and referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail will be sent to applicants who proivde an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

Selectee will be subject to the credentialing and VETPro process.


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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-590-13-903748-TDM

Control Number:

344889200