Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 915303

The VISN 23 Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is recruiting for a  Psychologist (Partial Hospitalization Program) position which will be filled at the GS 11, 12 or 13 level.

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/.

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

The full time permanent Psychologist is part of the VISN 23 Mental and Behavioral Health Service Line in the Partial Hospitalization Program (PPH).  The psychologist will provide diagnostic interviews, assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, and education interventions for adult patients with a full range of mental health issues.  The position may also provide Primary Care Mental Health Integration services on the weekend.  Additional responsibilities include multidisciplinary consultation and participation in the psychology practicum student, intern and postdoctoral fellow training program (i.e., teaching seminars; supervising practicum students, interns and postdoctoral fellows). The position may include providing mental health services as noted above in a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at any CBOC location.

Work Schedule: Full-Time Days including Saturday

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

Relocation Expenses: Not authorized.