Job Overview

Summary

The Phoenix VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for Psychologist.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1040262

 

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

Basking in sunshine 300 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona's capitol offers much more than great weather.  The Phoenix metro area, now America's 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle.  Diversity abounds.  Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths.  For the sports fans Phoenix is home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns, NFL's Arizona Cardinals; Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks and the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.  Across the state, more than 11 million acres of national forest lands provide a varied playground for those who enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping for the more adventurous, there's white water rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon!   For city dwellers, the valley boasts exceptional shopping and retail establishments, restaurants and night life.  The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts.  Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies. For more information on the City of Phoenix, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at http://www.phoenixchamber.com/

More information about the Phoenix VA Health Care System team may be found here:  http://www.phoenix.med.va.gov/  

 

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

 

 

 

 

Duties

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Vet Center Psychologist is responsible providing professional clinical services
to eligible veterans and family members under the direct
administrative supervision of the Team Leader and is expected provide clinical
services under the accepted APA guidelines for Psychologists. The work is
comprised of providing clinical services consistent with accepted standards of
ethical and professional mental health treatment. The psychologist also provides
professional family therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and community
education services as needed.

Provides at least 50% direct service time as a Psychologist.
Provides direct service to Vet Center clients. Will
establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and exercise professional
judgment in the treatment of Vet Center clients and their families.
The professional Psychologist will be able to function with a minimum of clinical
oversight and is expected to make autonomous decisions regarding clinical
issues. The psychologist is responsible for providing all psychological services to
clients presenting with complex clinical problems and family members of clients.
The psychologist has full professional responsibility for the psychological
treatment of the complex clinical cases.
Responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex
cases, to include veteran's families and PTSD as it relates to family issues. The
Psychologist is expected to consult with fellow team members and other mental
health professionals on a regular basis regarding individual mental health cases.
The psychologist will provide clinical supervision to other clinicians on the team,
as necessary, if instructed by Team Leader or RMO.

 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • The nature of this job requires travel to other geographical areas away from the Vet Center Setting

Relocation Authorized

  • No