Job Overview

Summary

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 982959

OUR MISSION: 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 grade 13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of grade 12 to grade 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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

Assigned to the Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences/Psychology Service, this licensed psychologist delivers psychological services using virtual linkages to patients separated by time and distance, in both individual and group settings, or in person.  He/she provides psychotherapeutic and clinical services, including Evidence Based Psychotherapies, to others in remote locations using telemental health equipment and procedures; treats mental disorders through a variety of modalities, both by telemental health and in person, and provides adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.  The incumbent diagnoses mental disorders and conducts psychological and cognitive function assessments, both by telemental health and in person; performs assessments and evaluations for psychodiagnosis, treatment planning and functional evaluations, both by telemental health and in person.  Tour of duty includes week-ends, as assigned by Supervisor. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required