Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 912222
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.
Paso VAHCS is part of VISN 18 Network, and is a standalone ambulatory care
facility with over 600 employees and growing. This opportunity offers a
competitive salary, excellent benefits, liberal vacation and predictable work
hours with potential for an academic faculty appointment. We are an out-patient
clinic with working hours from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, Mondays through Fridays.
This is an
opportunity to move to the Great Southwest, where shopping and museums are abundant
and located conveniently in town.
Available outdoor adventures include camping, horseback riding, biking,
hiking, cross country skiing, snow tubing.
El Paso is a
jewel in the desert. El Paso is the 6th largest city in the state of Texas,
with a population of 700,000. Nestled between the rugged Franklin Mountains and
the historic Rio Grande, this dynamic community combines the advantages of a
major metropolitan center with the ambience and neighborly charm of a western
town. El Paso offers a multicultural experience as it is situated on the boarder
of two nations and two states.
El Paso provides
abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities, year-round sports and
outdoor recreation, the lowest crime rate of any major city in the continental
US, and some of the best weather conditions on the planet. The sun shines 300
days a year! It has affordable housing, an extremely favorable low cost of
living index, a medical school, several universities and a community college.
We are a cosmopolitan community; people from all over the world come here to
live, work, gather for business and retire.
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 GS-13. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates 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.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.
Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive may be authorized for this position.
EDRP: The applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).
incumbent serves as the Supervisor for the Military Trauma (PTSD Clinical
Team)/Military Sexual Trauma and Suicide Prevention Programs and for the
Psychologist assigned to Primary Care/Mental Health Integration and Traumatic
Brain Injury clinics at El Paso VA Health Care System. This position reports
directly to the Chief, Mental Health Service. Responsibilities are complex in
scope, involving administrative management of the programs, supervision of multidisciplinary
staff, coordination of all program elements, quality improvement monitoring and
data collection, and accreditation. These programs are customer-service oriented,
meeting a variety of emotional, psychological, behavioral, interpersonal, and
social needs of patients. These services contribute significantly to the level
of health care provided by this agency. Decisions are made exercising very wide
latitude and independent judgment.