Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 970330 (Include # on all documents)

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 a 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.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


Moving Expenses: are not Authorized.

Recruitment/Relocation incentives: May be authorized

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday between 7:30am-4:00pm. Administrative tour. Maybe filled with Part Time or Full Time.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.



At the GS 13 level, the following clinical activities are expected in the assignment for Mental Health Residential Domiciliary Psychologists:

Is part of a multidisciplinary team providing clinical expertise in developing treatment plans which focus on specific needs of veteran's. 

Promoting the delivery of evidence based psychosocial and environmental interventions for reducing behavioral and psychological symptoms.

Providing screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all Axis I and II disorders.

Assessing and providing treatments for symptoms of dysphoria and anxiety adjustment difficulties, and excessive use or misuse of alcohol or other drugs (for which the resident may have a lower than normal tolerance due to their medical conditions and the potential for negative interactions with prescribed medication).

Providing psychological prevention services to residents at significant risk for psychological problems.

Providing screening of cognitive deficits to address specific functional questions or to determine if a referral for a complete neuropsychological evaluation or dementia assessment is needed.

Performing capacity/competency assessments when there are questions about a resident's ability to make medical decisions, perform other specific functions, or live independently.

Assessing residents' understanding of advanced directives and other forms of consent and assisting staff in determining how to present treatment options and other such material to residents in a format they can understand.

Psychologist will case manage residents with Axis I and II disorders.

Providing individual and group interventions to support all resident's stable Mental Health.

Providing behavioral medicine interventions to manage pain, disability, address sleep problems, facilitate weight loss, promote smoking cessation, and enhance medical compliance.

Psychologist will provide mental disorder examinations based on competent, critical, objective and unbiased information. Diagnose all mental disorders, including personality disorders, using the nomenclature in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

Provide an assessment of each veteran using the multi-axial system as set forth in DSM with a narrative explanation of the Axis V determination.

Some evenings and weekend tours may be required.

Other duties as assigned by Supervisor Mental Health Residential Domiciliary Program.

Promoting communication and interactions between medical team members, residents and their families to facilitate the medical treatment process..

Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate.

Travel Required

  • Not Required