Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 911889

OUR MISSION: 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.  

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov


Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-13.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Duties

As the Staff Psychologist for the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Team-(MHICH) for the Department of Veterans Affair’s Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System-(TVCBHCS), the incumbent will apply advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in their work setting.  The Staff Psychologist will demonstrate advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis, intervention and behavioral health to provide advice and consultation services on difficult or complex cases.  The incumbent will provide direct patient care, and perform psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for the purpose of diagnostic clarification and development of treatment planning, make recommendations.  The Staff Psychologist will provide a range of psychological therapeutic interventions to individuals with mental health and medical disorders utilizing empirically supported modalities when appropriate.  The incumbent will consult with and serve as a resource for other professional personnel concerning the need for, and evaluation of development of psychological services within TVCBHCS.  The Staff Psychologist will participate as a member of MHICH and provide a full range of psychological services, as well as  the development of case management services, and provide individual psychotherapy to veterans with complex mental health problems.

Note: This is a Bargaining Unit Position.

Note: Tour of duty is Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Note: The selected applicant will be assigned to the Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic.

Note: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for selected applicant.