Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1039430

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.  

At the Columbus VA, we honor those who serve through our unwavering commitment to provide the Excellent Care that every Veteran deserves.   Columbus VA is a Veteran-centric ambulatory care center, where our doctors, nurses, and staff fully consider the comprehensive needs of Every Veteran.   At Columbus VA, we consider it our mission to do everything we can, Every Time, to positively affect the lives of 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.


Working Title:  Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Programs Director

The position is a team lead over social workers, nurses and physical therapists.

The Clinical Psychologist is assigned to the positions of Pain Psychologist and Clinical Director for the interdisciplinary pain programs in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Service at the Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center.  Major duties include:

- Serves as team lead for the interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation team and works with staff to maintain program standards;

- Responsibility for the comprehensive development and implementation of the facility's interdisciplinary pain programs offered at the secondary and tertiary levels of care;

- Oversees the monitoring and reporting of data-driven outcomes and establishes program initiatives and direction within limitations of available staff and budget;

- Oversees the consultation and referral process for the interdisciplinary pain programs;

Tour of duty:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No