Job Overview

Summary

 

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?

We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

 

In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much offering big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 21 million visitors a year.

 

As a VA Clinical Psychologist, 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 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

NOTE: Standard tour of duty for this position is - Monday - Friday working 7:30 am - 4:00 pm OR 8:00 am - 4:30 pm -  may have the occasional need for evenings or some Saturday work.

 

NOTE: Recruitment or relocation incentives are not authorized for this position.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities of Clinical Psychologist for Primary Care/Mental Health may include, but are not limited to:

 

This is a Clinical Psychologist position within the Primary Care. The Clinical Psychologist provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care to veterans and their families.  The Clinical Psychologist performs routine and in-depth psychological evaluations and neuropsychological screenings. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions for patients in the Primary Care program. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. Clinical Psychologists may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Oversees the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using a data-driven quality assurance processes, including, but not limited to PACC PI, Psychology PI and outcome measures on selected groups and treatment programs run by the clinician. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. Research is to be discussed with the Psychology Group, and approved by the IUPUI IRB and the VA IRB. Presents outcome data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings, and/or publishes at least yearly. Assists in preparation of RFP's and grant proposals, as assigned. Serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces, as assigned by the Lead Psychologist, the Chief of Psychiatry or the Chief of the HBPC program. Represents psychology on decision-making committees at the Medical Center or Healthcare System, as assigned by the Lead Psychologist or the Chief of Psychiatry Actively participates in leadership roles on local, state and national professional organizations. Represents the Medical Center or Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees.