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 Louisianas 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
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
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates 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.]
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.