Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 942042

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 part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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 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.

The Atlanta VAMC has 405 authorized inpatient beds (273 hospital, 120 Community Living Center and 12 PRRTP) and is a tertiary care facility classified as a Complexity Level 1A facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services complete with state-of-the-art technology, education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through emergency medicine, primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The Atlanta VAMC is part of the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7), which includes facilities in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. The Atlanta VAMC Community Living Center serves metro Atlanta and includes extended care rehabilitation, psycho-geriatric care, and general long term care. The facility also serves as a prosthetics treatment center, fabricating and supplying mechanical devices such as artificial limbs for patients within the states of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.

The Atlanta VA Medical Center is located at 1670 Clairmont Road in Decatur, Georgia. The medical center oversees seven VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Smyrna (Cobb County); Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County); Oakwood (Hall County); East Point (South Fulton County); Stockbridge (Henry County); Newnan (Coweta County) and Blairsville (Union County) in addition to an outpatient clinic in Decatur and an outreach clinic in Rome, Georgia.

  

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered under Title 38 excepted appointment authority, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

GRADE/SALARY DETERMINATION: The candidate tentatively selected will be reviewed by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) and must meet PSB requirements prior to appointment. This PSB will evaluate the candidate qualifications for the position and determine the grade level. The incumbent selected will be appointed at the appropriate grade level based on qualifying experience, education and other credentials related to the work of the position.

Duties

The incumbentwill serve as a professional staff member of the Sleep Medicine Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The incumbent provides a full range of psychological services within the areas of assignment to include, but not limited to: psychiatric and sleep disorders diagnostics, case management and treatment, and/or psychotherapy. Administrative duties include comprehensive documentation that details adequacy, nature, and scope of services rendered and validation of responsibility. The incumbent will provide psychological evaluation and behavioral treatment. The incumbent administers a wide variety of group and individual tests. Uses a variety of intelligence and personality assessment measures.  Conducts interviews, uses rating scales, questionnaires or other measurement devices, or observes the patient to assess emotional, functional or psychological condition as well as associated sleep disturbances. Based on data gathered during the assessment, plans an appropriate clinical treatment for individual patients. Promotes, supervises or provides individual and/or group therapy, in direct contact with patients or through telemedicine capabilities and technologies available. Leads a group or conducts individual therapy sessions using a full range of therapeutic techniques and skills. Uses the following therapeutic or clinical modalities: eclectic, supportive, expectations assessment and re-adjustment, behavior modification, cognitive approaches, biofeedback, evaluation, disposition and follow-up. The incumbent will evaluate/adjusts treatment as necessary.

Multiple locations: Decatur, and/or surrounding CBOCs (Satellite Clinics) in the metro Atlanta area.   

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday   (Management reserves the right to determine and change the work schedule.) 

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation and Recruitment Incentives are not authorized for this position.