Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1036029

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a well qualified candidate.

Position open until filled.  Applicants sent to service line every two weeks. 

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.

 You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.    

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals 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").

America's Veterans need you!

Duties

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 The psychologist assigned to the position of Post Trauma Care in the Mental Health Service Line will provide a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including use of psychological testing for patients admitted to the inpatient psychiatry unit.  He/she will provide comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy.  Performs psychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for purposes o diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations.    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 Inpatient Mental Health Team and  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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • relocation/Recruitment incentive has been approved for a well qualified candidate