Job Overview

Summary

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

VA Northern Indiana Health Care Systems is larger than just a single facility.  It is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a dual campus and Community Based Outpatient Clinics, (CBOCs), in Goshen, South Bend, Peru and Muncie, Indiana and combined VA mission. The combined mission of the VANINHCS means military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at these facilities.

This position is located within the Mental Health Service at the Northern Indiana Health Care Systems.

Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN, is within a 250-mile radius of 17 percent of the total United States population and within a day's drive of half of the nation's population; it is nearly equidistant from the cities of Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and Indianapolis, in the four states of  Illinois,Ohio, Indiana and Michigan respectively. With easy access to diverse residential, cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as outstanding school districts.

The other campus is located in scenic Marion, Grant County, IN, is complete with two world-class higher education institutions, Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University, plus a well-established community college, Ivy Tech Community College in the area.   The county has a lot to boast about. Its proximity to major US highways and state roads makes it accessible from other major cities such as Chicago, Detroit, and Louisville.

Join the VANIHCS's team of energetic, career-minded professionals!

For additional information about VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Marion, Indiana please visit the following links:

http://www.northernindiana.va.gov/
http://www.visitfortwayne.com/
http://showmegrantcounty.com/

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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is 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  or Recruitment Expenses: Relocation or recruitment expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.

Duties

The psychologist has responsibility for providing a full range of clinical/counseling psychological services to patients of the Medical Center in the area(s) assigned to him or her by the Chief of Mental Health Services. Specific duties may include the following functions:
• Psychological assessment and consultation.
• Psychological treatment including individual and group psychotherapy.
• Research.
• Collaboration between the following entities in and out of the VA to include but not limited to Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Mental Health Clinic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychosocial Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Compensation and Pension, other VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and their programs.
• Education and training.
• Recovery based principles and practices will be learned and used whenever possible.
• Appropriate evidenced based treatment will be learned and used as appropriate.

Travel Required

  • Not Required