Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 919089

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.  

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Dothan, Ft. Rucker and Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. Primary Duty Station for this position is Montgomery Alabama. The selected Psychologist will be required to travel and work at other CAVHCS sites.

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 13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 11 to 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.

Relocation Expenses are not authorized for this position.

Recruitment / Relocation Incentive are not authorized for this position.

Duties

This position is aligned under Psychology Service and assigned to Primary Care / Mental Health Integration Team.   The purpose of this position is to ensure the integration of behavioral mental health services in the Primary Care setting. Veterans seen in this clinical setting present with a variety of health conditions, adjustment conditions and mental disorders (such as depression, anxiety disorders, military related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, military sexual trauma, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injuries)and/or other co-morbid mental disorders. The selected Psychologist ensures on-going access to a full continuum of evidenced based psychological services including screenings, psychological assessments, consultation, individual and group intervention and psychoeducation and other services proven effective in the primary care setting. Ensures appropriate clinical case assignments, tracking, timely completion of treatment plans, clinical case review and other program management tasks required to ensure care management is consistent with local, Veterans Integrated System Network, National Veterans Health Administration directives and standards of care. You will work effectively within a matrix management structure to ensure efficient program management, coordination of care and collaboration across disciplines, program teams, teams, services, service lines, etc. 

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Functional Statement Number: 619-064-FS