Job Overview

Summary

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

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.  

Psychologist (Neuropsychologist); GS-0180; 1 vacancy; Biloxi, MS

Announcement Number:  RV-14-BG-1047983

Open Date:  02/07/14      Close Date:  02/27/14

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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).


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

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for all neuropsychological assessments for the Medical Center.  He/she  will provide neuropsychological evaluations ranging from screening to evaluations, limited focal evaluations and complete neuropsychological batteries for both inpatient and outpatient veterans referred for assessment.  This incumbent psychologist supervises psychology resident interns and externs interested in specialized training in neuropsycholgical assessment and therapeutic work with individuals with a wide variety of cognitive difficulties and other neurologically mediated symptoms and difficulties.  The incumbent deals with extremely complex diagnostic, therapeutic, and administrative questions involving patient care.  The incumbent must recognize deficits and problems which may be encountered in a diverse patient population with varying and complex medical and/or psychological problems in achieving satisfactory psychological adjustment.  The incumbent ensures that all Healthcare System patients referred for neuropsychological evaluation and/or treatment are provided appropriate services in a comprehensive, unified manner, and on a timely basis. 

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday thru Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm

Note: This position’s initial duty station is Biloxi, Mississippi; however the duty station, based upon the needs of the health care system, may  require the individual to work from other facilities (e.g., Mobile Outpatient Clinic, Alabama; Eglin Outpatient Clinic, Florida; Joint Ambulatory Care Center Pensacola, Florida; and Panama City Outpatient Clinics, Florida).

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No