Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1039482 (Include # on all documents)
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.
A RECRUITMENT / RELOCATION INCENTIVE IS AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION AND MAY BE OFFERED TO A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE.
The incumbent serves as a fully qualified
neuropsychologist with a full, active, unrestricted licensure covered within the U.S. and it's territories, located in the Compensation and Pension Section with assignment at
the DoD/VA Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) at Fort Carson, CO. A clinical neuropsychologist is a professional psychologist trained in the
science of brain-behavior relationships. The clinical neuropsychologist
specializes in the application of assessment and intervention principles based
on the scientific study of human behavior across the lifespan as it relates to
normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system.
Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is 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.
The incumbent will have to possess a full, active and unrestricted license in psychology in order to perform the duties required of this position. Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services
including neuropsychological assessment and using the most appropriate
psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care. Performs
neuropsychological evaluations for outpatient and medical inpatient veterans
and active-duty military. May provides a full range of therapeutic
interventions including: therapeutic feedback sessions, psychotherapy for
anxiety disorders, couples counseling for coping an adaptation to mental and
physical change, as needed. Consults with ECHCS and DOD staff as appropriate
under HIPPA regulations on a wide variety of patient care and disability
May provides clinical supervision to
various disciplines and levels of training, including pre-doctoral practicum
students and pre-doctoral interns, as needed. Supports activities of Psychology
Training Program and participates in relevant educational seminars.
Participates in improvement of clinical supervision skills.
Responsible for timely completion of all
clinical charting and documentation. Reports to the Physician Supervisor,
Colorado Springs, under Section Chief of Compensation and Pension. Maintains ongoing scholarly and continuing education activity in psychology
and neuropsychology. Participates in research with relevant populations as opportunities
arise. Participates in psychology peer review.
neuropsychologists possess the following generic clinical skills and skills in
clinical neuropsychology. These core skills may be acquired through multiple
pathways, but not limited to courses, and may come through other documentable
didactic methods. Domains of skills and examples are:
Assessment : a. Information gathering; b. History taking; c. Selection of tests and measures; d. Administration of tests and measures; e. Interpretation and diagnosis; f. Treatment planning; g. Report writing; h. Provision of feedback; i. Recognition of multicultural issues; 2.
Treatment and Interventions : a Identification of intervention targets; b. Specification of intervention needs; c. Formulation of an intervention plan; d. Implementation of the plan; e. Monitoring and adjustment to the plan as needed.
Tour of Duty: 8:00 to 4:30p, Monday - Friday, unless other tours are required by management.
Factors: ABPP in Neuropsychology; APA Approved
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology; Research and specialty clinical
experience in traumatic brain injury, experience with differential diagnosis of
mild traumatic injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.