Job Overview

Summary

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.  


The 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 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.


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   http://www.visitroseburg.com/video/landUmpqua.php

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.

Duties

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 placement.

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 Service Line.

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

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may be authorized for this position.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position will require provider to visit the 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.

Relocation Authorized

  • No