Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10410421041042

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.

THIS IS A TEMPORARY PART-TIME POSITION NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR AND A DAY.  WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE 20 HOURS  A WEEK.   HOWEVER, POSITION MAY  NONCOMPETITIVELY BE CONVERTED TO A PERMANENT POSITION IF PERMANENT FUNDING IS RECEIVED. 

The position will be located at the Martinez Outpatient Clinic, VA Northern California Health Care System (VA NCHCS), but, the position will be split so that the incumbent will be expected to provide services at both the VA NCHCS and the San Francisco VA Medical Center locations. Some provision of services will occur through the use of tele-health technology. 

Salary quoted is an annual salary for a full-time position and will be prorated for actual hours worked.

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 and leadership positions 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is 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.

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

For Positions Covered by the Bargaining Unit: First consideration will be given to employees of this facility.

POSITION INFORMATION:

On-Call: No

Rotating Shifts: No

Required to Work Holidays or Weekends: No

Work Schedule: 20 hours per week will be scheduled

Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Duties

The incumbent works closely with the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Multidisciplinary Team and collaborating programs and services.  The position will be located at the Martinez Outpatient Clinic, VA Northern California Health Care System (VA NCHCS), but, the position will be split so that the incumbent will be expected to provide services at both the VA NCHCS and the San Francisco VA Medical Center locations. Some provision of services will occur through the use of tele-health technology.  Clinical roles include psychosocial assessment and education of patients and their families regarding management of CKD, and individual and group coaching of patients regarding health behavior, adherence to medical regimens, and coping with physical symptoms and disease-related distress.  The incumbent also trains staff members in evidence-based methodologies to communicate with, motivate, and support patients in CKD management and decision-making.

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

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No