Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 977360

Minneapolis VA Health Care System

 

The VISN 23 Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is recruiting for a  Neuropsychologist  position which will be filled at the GS 11, 12 or 13 level.

 

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!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

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.

Duties

This full time permanent Neuropsychologist is located in the Minneapolis VA Health Care System's Mental Health Service Line, Specialty Services Program.  The neuropsychologist will provide full battery and screening assessments for a variety of cognitive disorders, consult and provide clinical services including psychotherapy, and participate in the practicum, intern and postdoctoral resident training program (e.g., teaching seminars in the Neuropsychology Training Seminar). Part of the incumbent's duties will include completion of neuropsychological evaluations for Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examinations requested by the VA Regional Office and provision of neuropsychological services on site (or via telehealth) to the Twin Cities/Metro area Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).  Additional assessments (i.e., obesity, transplant and impotency evaluations, personality and emotional functioning assessments and Mental Health Service Line general intakes) may be required based on access demands and workload productivity.  This position may include weekend and evening hours  

 

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM, subject to change based on the needs of the agency

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

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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required