Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 977820

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.  

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 12 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

The incumbent serves as a Staff Psychologist for the Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service (MHBSS) specializing in the provision of outpatient psychotherapy services in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at the Keene, New Hampshire Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). This position reports to the Associate Chief of the Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service (psychologist). The incumbent is responsible for the provision of outpatient psychotherapy and will be knowledgeable and skilled in the delivery of evidenced-based psychotherapies (EBP) including those EBPs used for PTSD and depression. Services are recovery-oriented, patient-centered, and evidence-based meeting a wide range of psychological, social, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal concerns of patients. These services contribute significantly to the health and well-being of the veterans served by this agency. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment.

Clinical Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*     Provide a range of therapeutic interventions including short and long term psychotherapy, individual and 

      group  psychotherapy. 

*     Provide a full range of psychotherapeutic services including psychosocial assessment, individual, group and couples therapy 

       using appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. 

*     Perform psychosocial evaluations for the full range of mental conditions. 

*     Consult with multidisciplinary staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.

*     Primary assignment is the general outpatient mental health service at the Keene CBOC in the provision of psychotherapy

       including evidenced-based psychotherapy for depression and PTSD. Must have experience providing individual, 

       group and couples therapy and the ability to provide time-limited as well as long-term psychotherapy.

*     Independently provide psychological services at all levels of complexity and consult with peers and supervisors as

       appropriate.

Travel Required

  • Not Required