Job Overview


Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional care that improves their health and well-being.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 963198

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Our Medical Center is located in Providence, RI with outpatient clinics located in Middletown, RI, Hyannis and New Bedford, MA. We provide high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Rhode Island, also known as The Ocean State, offers a range of lifestyles to those seeking the advantages of an exciting city or a relaxing country setting.

This Psychologist position is located in Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service and is not a bargaining unit position.

This is a permanent full-time position. The work schedule is: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

One position will be filled by one of the following disciplines:

  • Physician (Psychiatrist)
  • Supervisory Psychologist
  • Supervisory Social Worker
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
Note: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's 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.


Responsible for providing the professional, managerial, administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Service (MH&BSS) a large complex service comprised of multiple diverse programs delivering specialized professional services that significantly impact the health care provided to veterans. MH&BSS is one of the largest major clinical services at the Providence VA Medical Center. Services and programs supervised are highly professional, technical, and complex. Very wide latitude and independent judgment are exercised in making major decisions affecting staff and other resources associated with the managed programs. The Associate Chief is a full assistant chief sharing fully in the responsibilities, and authorities of the "Chief" with full responsibility and accountability for major decisions such as hiring, firing, executive career field (ECF) performance plans and evaluations, disciplinary actions, budgetary issues, program oversight, performance improvement plan, quality assurance and strategic planning. The incumbent has both staff and line responsibilities as well as teaching and research.

Travel Required

  • Not Required