Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1141708

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.  

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION TO UPLOAD. ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS.


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-12 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

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Duties

The Conway and Hot Springs Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System are each seeking a full-time outpatient Psychologist to provide clinical care. The Psychologist is assigned to the Conway Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) or the Hot Springs Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), providing primary care and specialty clinic program activities in support of the mission of the Medical Center. The incumbent provides direct patient care and professional services to an adult population of Veterans. The incumbent will provide initial mental health evaluations and evidence-based psychotherapies and will be able to work in a multi-disciplinary setting, which will include primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and social workers. The incumbent will also provide individual therapy, group therapy, crisis management, family interventions, and care coordination for the Veteran population in a patient-centered, recovery-based manner. Although the incumbent may oversee other professionals in a consulting capacity, he or she functions primarily as a member of the treatment team, which collectively contributes to the therapeutic gains of the patient. The incumbent is expected to promote a psychotherapeutic atmosphere among the professional staff.

Qualified applications will be forwarded for consideration as they are received. Once selections are made, the announcement will close.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No