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 candidates 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.
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
* 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
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