Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1036502
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 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 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.
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are not authorized for this position.
The person is assigned to Mental Health Service and is a member of a multi-disciplinary team that focuses on the treatment of veterans who suffer from the spectrum of mental disorders. The psychologist provides clinical assessment of patients. The client population ranges from returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan through those who served during World War II. Across these veteran populations, the psychologist will tailor patient care and support services to meet the needs of individuals, taking into account their cultural, ethnic, gender and age-related characteristics. They will provide services appropriate to the complexity of the problem and at all points, in the continuum of care. Through the use of structured interviews, psychological testing and careful assessment of the history presented, the psychologist renders differential diagnoses and recommends an appropriate course of treatment. This psychologist will provide the full range of psychological treatments offered to patients in need of treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and related mental health problems. Examples of such treatment skills are individual psychotherapy, counseling, group therapy, and evidence based therapy. The incumbent is responsible for the independent planning and provision of treatment services for those patients assigned to his/her care.
TOUR OF DUTY: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm