Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 919772

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?


The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking a Clinical Psychologist to provide clinical services and primary assessments for compensation and pension examinations and other clinical duties . 

The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana  is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.  The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in Pineville, Louisiana with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Jennings, Lafayette, Fort Polk, Lake Charles and Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in the Heart of Louisiana.  Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests.

Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music. With a population of over 46,342, Alexandria continues to grow in every sector of our society.  The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River.  Alexandria sits on the central corridor of I-49 which makes it a quick access to several major Metro cities.  Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, LA, 3 1/2 hours from New Orleans, LA and 4 1/2 hours from Dallas and Houston, TX.

New Orleans is the home of the Saints Pro Football team and the Pelicans Pro Basketball team.

Come join us in the Heart of Louisiana where we have a lot to offer visitors, from arts and culture to fine dining and shopping to outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and fishing the Red River.

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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to  http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.]

Duties

The psychologist provides psychological assessment and consultation services in the assigned clinical area, which may also include neuropsychological, competency, and compensation and pension examinations. Psychologists assess and provide evaluation of vocational, emotional, intellectual, and neuropsychological functioning through the use of psychological tests, procedures, and/or clinical interviews. The psychologist informs other staff members of the types of problems for which psychological evaluations would be beneficial. He or she selects the optimum battery of tests or procedures to gain the appropriate information in each case. He or she oversees the administration and scoring of psychological assessment procedures, interprets and reports the findings of the evaluation in the medical record in a timely fashion, and helps to integrate the findings into treatment planning for patients.