Job Overview

Summary

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 914597

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.  
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Since 1953, VAMC Durham has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 200,000 veterans living in a 26-county area of central and eastern North Carolina. In addition to our main facility in Durham, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —

·         Raleigh, North Carolina

·         Greenville, North Carolina

·         Morehead City, North Carolina

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 Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.

Duties

The Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Durham, NC is recruiting for a Clinical Psychologist at the GS-13 level. The incumbent will be assigned to the Mental Health Service Line Service. The Health Psychology & Neuropsychology Psychologist performs duties in 50% Healthy Psychology and 50% Neuropsychology.  The incumbent provides a full range of Neuropsychological and Psychological assessment services and diagnoses for cognitive, mental and behavioral disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients. Typical duties include but are not limited to:

· Provides evidence-based behavior health, cognitive and psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy;

· Functions independently as a medical staff member; assuming complete professional responsibility for his/her findings, patient care decisions, and documentation;

· Provides consultation to staff within the medical center and to community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans;

· Develops, implements, and documents the treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders;

· Complies with national and local performance measures such as timely health care screenings and completion of clinical reminders for all patients;

· Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Chief and Facility Director;

· Provide clinical supervision and instruction for psychology interns, postdoctoral fellows and/or practicum students;

· Represents the agency by engaging in teaching activities with college universities and;

· Publishes results of research in scientific, peer-reviewed journals and/or present research findings at scientific meetings.