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
Centers 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 candidates 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.
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.)