Job Overview

Summary

IF YOU APPLIED TO ANNOUNCEMENT JV-13-408DS-951052, YOU WILL NEED TO REAPPLY

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL ADDITIONAL VACANCIES
 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 963610

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.  

The Atlanta VA Medical Center’s Vision is to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient and family-centered and evidence-based.  The Atlanta VA Medical Center oversees seven VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Austell (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.  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.  Our major medical school affiliates are Emory University School of Medicine (EUSM) and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The VAMC maintains close affiliations with many other institutions including Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, High Tech Institute, Medical College of Georgia, and Mercer University. We have other minor affiliations that send students to the Atlanta VAMC.  With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/”]

CUTOFF WILL BE EVERY TWO WEEKS. THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL POSITIONS 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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for two (2) Clinical Psychologist.  The Clinical Psychologist will serve as professional staff members of the Mental Health Service.  The Clinical Psychologist duties include:

  • Providing a full range of psychological services within the areas of assignment to include but not limited to: Assessments, Diagnosis, Case Management, and Psychotherapy.
  • Performing administrative duties to include comprehensive documenting detailing adequacy, nature, and scope of services rendered and validation of responsibility.
  • Conducting psychological evaluations and treatment.
  • Conducting interviews, using rating scales, questionnaires or other measuring devices, or observing the patient, assessing the patient's emotional, functional or psychological condition.
  • Planning appropriate clinical treatment for individual patients.
  • Promoting, supervising, or providing individual and group psychotherapy.
  • Leading a group or conducting individual therapy sessions using a full range of therapeutic techniques and skills.
  • Evaluating, adjusting treatment as necessary.
  • May also administer a wide variety of individual tests including a variety of intelligence and personality assessment measures as needed.

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday generally, but some positions may require evening and weekends.  (Management can determine work schedules.)

Travel Required

  • Not Required