Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 908634

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.    

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country.  Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.   The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer.  It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.  Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.   The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.  The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.  The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

 

Duties

This position is located at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center (MEDVAMC), in Mental Health Care Line (MHCL). The Psychologist will primarily function as a professional who provides competent and timely psychological assessments in response to requests for compensation and pension (C&P) evaluations. 

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnose mental disorders through psychological assessments;
  • Provide a full range of psychodiagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care;
  • Perform evaluations for Veterans with a variety of psychological disorders including: PTSD, Depression, TBI, and other mental disorders;
  • Providing compensation and pension evaluations
  • Supervise psychology trainees;
  • Timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system;
  • Assisting in preparation of grant proposals;
  • Provide clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training, including trainees seeking licensure in Psychology, and may be involved in Psychology Training Program; and
  • Occasionally providing additional psychological services including: individual and group psychotherapy, as well as a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual and family psychotherapy, caregiver support, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy within the outpatient and inpatient settings when there is a need;
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Schedule:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (may also be required to work weekends, evenings, or other irregular tours of duty)

Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.