Job Overview


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.        


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.