Job Overview

Summary

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 925865

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.  
This announcement will be open until the position is filled or the closing date of the announcement. Applications will be reviewed and referred for consideration on a tri-weekly basis. Applicants that have submitted their complete application by 11:59 pm on Mondays will be reviewed for qualifications on the following Tuesday and referred for consideration until all vacancies are filled.

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.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are 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 WJBD VAMC is seeking an outstanding psychologist to join our Outpatient Clinic within the Mental Health Service located at the Florence, South Carolina Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The successful candidate will diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provides adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the evidenced based therapy modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies, and other interventions such as motivational interviewing, and recovery oriented services or environmental interventions. He/she will consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. He/she may also be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities assigned. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule:Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm (with flexiblity as needed)

Salary: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.