Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1138177

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.  

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/.

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

Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.

Performs clinically indicated psychological evaluations on outpatient and residential veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-education classes for veterans with PTSD. Best practices, practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions.

Staff psychologists may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues, specific to veterans with PTSD.

Provides clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training.

Involved in Psychology Training Program and Training Committee.

Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff of units to which assigned.

Is involved in the training of medical students, medical and psychiatric residents, nursing students, fellows and other graduate or post-graduate trainees, as appropriate. 

Other duties as assigned.

This position is located at the Batavia VA Medical Center.

Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday (8:00am to 4:30pm), subject to change based on Agency needs.

 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No