Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1043451 (Include # on all documents)

Carl Vinson VAMC is seeking a Psychologist for the MH RRTP Program.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive MAY be Authorized 

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 Psychologist, 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.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

EDRP:  The applicant selected for this position MAY BE eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program.  Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding

Your grade and step will be determined by the Psychologist Professional Standards Board (PSB).  The PSB is a peer review process. The PSB will review your qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate grade and step based on your individual accomplishments

Duties

The psychologist assigned to the position of Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MH RTTP) will provide a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients.  He or/she will provide education to patients, family members, and significant others.  He/she will provide comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy.  He/she provides consultation to professional staff within Carl Vinson VAMC and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients.  Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned case load of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.  He/she will function independently as a member of the Carl Vinson VAMC Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges.  Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation. Psychologist may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.

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

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Recruitment or Relocation is authorized for a well qualified candidate