Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1017354

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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served 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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The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center consists of a parent site, located in Altoona, PA and three community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) located in Johnstown, DuBois, and State College, PA.  With approximately 600 employees, the Altoona VAMC is one of the largest employers in the area. The medical center serves Veterans from a 14 county area in Central Pennsylvania, providing exceptional health care in the areas of Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Diagnostic Services, Emergency Care, Long Term Care, Pharmacy, Primary Care, Social Services, Specialty Care, and Women's Health.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Duties:  This clinical psychologist is assigned to Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program (50%) and within the Behavioral Health Clinic (50%) at the DuBois Community Based Outpatient Clinic.  The job functions include traveling to the Veteran's home to provide a full range of direct patient care for Veterans, consultation for difficult or complex cases, and staff education.  He/she provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family and group psychotherapy for substance abuse within the HBPC program and other clinical areas as required; provides education to patients, family members, and significant others for substance use disorders and other clinical areas as required; performs screening evaluations, team assignments, and initial treatment planning for Veterans referred to or presenting to the HBPC program; provides a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses of mental disorders for veterans referred to or enrolled in the DuBois CBOC HBPC program as well as within the Behavioral Health Clinic.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Travel Required

  • 50% or Greater
  • Traveling to veteran's home to provide a full range of direct patient care for veterans referred to or enrolled in the DuBois CBOC Home Based Primary Care program.

Relocation Authorized

  • No