Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 976924

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

ALASKA - Where else can you enjoy amazing wildlife, breathtaking glaciers, and midnight summer baseball? Alaska offers vistas and natural wonder to fill a lifetime with comfortable summer temperatures and midnight sun.

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.    

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country.  Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.   The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

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Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified candidate.

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) may be authorized.

Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently 5.57% and is subject to change in the future.

Position is Open Until Filled. First consideration cut-off date is November 1, 2013. After this first cut-off date, applicants will be referred as they are received. Position may close before the closing date.


The position is for a Clinical Neuropsychologist or Rehabilitation Psychologist working in the Polytrauma Program of the Rehabilitation Care Service at the Alaska VA Healthcare System, Anchorage, AK. Primary duties involve applying advanced professional neuropsychological assessment methods to patients with war-related head injuries as well as patients with other neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Deliver evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions to improve the occupational and self-care functioning of head injuries patients.
  • Advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines, including nurses, physicians, and other mental health professionals.
  • The primary job functions as psychologist include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, and education of staff and trainee supervision.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who have completed, or are eligible for, ABPP certification in neuropsychology or rehabilitation psychology.

Travel Required

  • Not Required