About the Agency
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1036854
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess
the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve 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.
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.
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.
This position is with the VA Roseburg Healthcare System, in Roseburg,
OR. Roseburg is centrally located in Southwestern Oregon and you will
find an excellent quality of life in a family-oriented community.
With the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the beautiful coastline to the
west, activities abound for outdoor enthusiast. Plus, Roseburg has all
the amenities of a larger city while still offering the relaxed atmosphere of a
small town environment. For more information on the Roseburg Area, please visit
the following links: http://www.roseburgareachamber.org http://www.visitroseburg.com
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Read the announcement and answer questions carefully and thoroughly to assure you submit a complete application packet with all required documents. Applications with missing documents may not be considered and will not be contacted to submit additional information.
The VA Home-Based
Primary Care (HBPC) program provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary
care services in the homes of Veterans with complex and chronic, disabling
disease. The Psychologist may use telehealth modalities to provide therapeutic
interventions. In addition to primary care interventions, HBPC provides
palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management, and care coordination
services. HBPC targets Veterans in advanced stages of chronic disease,
particularly those at high risk of recurrent hospitalization or nursing home
The incumbent must diagnose mental disorders, conduct
psychological and/or neuropsychological screening/assessments, and treat mental
disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions
for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are
individual, couples, family, and/or group psychotherapies, and other
interventions such as cognitive rehabilitation and/or environmental
interventions. The psychologist will consult with medical center staff on a wide
variety of patient care issues. Staff psychologists may be involved in program
evaluation and/or research activities. The incumbent reports to the Director,
Home Based Primary Care for administrative supervision. Clinical oversight is
accomplished through a senior discipline specialist within the Mental Health
The HBPC psychologist functions in accordance with the
policies, principals, professional ethics and techniques of accepted Psychology
practice to include the American Psychological Association, professional
licensing code, and state law. Additional guides are available in the form of
Veterans Administration directives; program guides, bulletins and circulars;
Center Memoranda; Medical Staff By-Laws; applicable Labor-Management Bargaining
Agreements; and external accreditation agencies utilized by the VA Medical
Center (TJC, CARF, etc.). Incumbent is expected to independently make use of
guides in a creative flexible manner and must use sound judgment in selecting
techniques or introducing new practices and methods, adapting these as necessary
to fit the needs of the patient population with which s/he serves.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
Note: This position will require provider
visits to HBPC patients in their homes so individual selected must have and
maintain a valid driver's license. A GSA vehicle will be used, if available;
otherwise access to a personal vehicle will be required to travel to patient
homes. Reimbursement of mileage at government approved rates will be approved
if personal vehicle is used.
Position Description (Title/PD): Psychologist
(HBPC) / Functional Statement
Incentives may be authorized for this