Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1093295   (Please include on all documents.) 

This position is located in Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation Services.

This is an open-continuous announcement, selections may be made any time during the open period and may be closed at any time during the announcement period.


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?

Clarksburg, approximate population of 18,000 citizens, is located at the center of West Virginia's 1-79 High Tech Corridor. The High Tech Corridor is anchored on the north by Morgantown, which is the home of West Virginia University, a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution and training academy for Cisco Systems, Inc., and Oracle. Morgantown was recently rated the best small city in America Other regional high technology operations include the National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NASA IV and V Center, and Department of Defense Biometrics Fusion Center. Additional educational opportunities are available through Fairmont State University, Salem International University, Alderson-Broaddus College and West Virginia Wesleyan College. In addition to exceptional professional challenges, Clarksburg offers an unsurpassed quality of life, which includes low cost of living, short commutes, and outstanding recreational opportunities. For additional information, please visit

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

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


Major Duties/Responsibilities

The Psychologist will serve as a professional staff member of the Behaviorial Health and Rehabilitative Medicine Service at the Louis A. Johnson VAMC located in Clarksburg, WV.

The Psychologist wil profide a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients.  He/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 the facility 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 patient, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.  He/she will function independently as a member of the medical staff, with full clinical privileges.  Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions, and documentation.  May be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.  He/she will perform Compensation and Pension Exams (C&P).  Provide therapy to a cultural and socioeconomical diverse group.  Other related duties as assigned.

Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center and may involve evening, weekend and on call duties.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No