Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 971513

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 El Paso VAHCS is part of VISN 18 Network, and is a standalone ambulatory care facility with over 600 employees and growing. This opportunity offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, liberal vacation and predictable work hours with potential for an academic faculty appointment. We are an out-patient clinic with working hours from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, Mondays through Fridays.

This is an opportunity to move to the Great Southwest, where shopping and museums are abundant and located conveniently in town.  Available outdoor adventures include camping, horseback riding, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, snow tubing.

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.


The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive may be authorized for this position.

EDRP: The applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

Duties

Substance Abuse:

Clinical Responsibilities:

-Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for those persons diagnosed with substance use disorders.

-Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others.

-Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

-Provides consultation to professional staff within the El Paso VAHCS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients with substance use disorders.

-Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.

-Functions independently as a member of the El Paso VAHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation.

General Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury:

Clinical Responsibilities:

-Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for  complex or unusually difficult patients.

-Conducts cognitive evaluations and screenings for Veterans referred to TBI team.

-Conducts diagnostic and neurobehavioral histories and interviews, as well as psychological and personality assessment, of Veterans referred to the TBI team.

-Provides education on TBI to internal and external sources as requested.

-Provides individual, group, and family psycho-educational service to TBI team referrals.

-Provides training, didactics, and supervision to psychiatry residents, psychology and other trainees, and fellows.

-Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy to those utilizing mental health services.

-Provides consultation to professional staff within EPVAHCS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients.

-Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan in MHS. This includes prompt completion of clinical reminders.

-Functions independently as a member of the EPVAHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team:

Clinical Responsibilities:

-Provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for those persons diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

-Provides education to patients, family members, and significant others.

-Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

-Provides consultation to professional staff within the El Paso VAHCS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients with PTSD.

-Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.

-Functions independently as a member of the El Paso VAHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No