Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 972771

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?

This vacancy is advertised at the range of the grade covered by the VA qualifications standard.  This full-time permanent Psychologist is located primarily in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit of the Mental Health Service.  The Incumbent may be required to provide professional psychology services to other service programs as directed by the Chief of Mental Health Service. The incumbent serves as an active member of the interdisciplinary team and attends and contributes to team meetings on a regular basis. The incumbent also serves as a resource to all staff on the unit regarding patient care, recovery cultures, unit programing, and management of the therapeutic milieu.  

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.

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 to the 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


Duties include assistance with multidisciplinary treatment planning and care coordination for adult veterans in the acute care unit, provision of direct clinical care (including psychological evaluation, psycho diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy, risk assessment, family education, and behavioral treatment planning), and training at all levels (e.g., psychology practicum students and interns, post-doctoral fellows, and psychiatry residents).  The inpatient psychologist will design and implement psychosocial programming in the acute care unit, and in facilitates a seamless transition to the outpatient setting and treatment. The inpatient psychologist will comply with national and local performance measures, including timely screening and documentation requirements, and will also participate in various service, committee, and departmental meetings.  

Travel Required

  • Not Required