Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1153476
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First area of consideration will be given to AFGE bargaining unit employees at
the Topeka VAMC. Second area of consideration will be given to additional EKHCS
employees. Third area of consideration will be given to the public (US citizens
and US nationals).
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.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care system (EKHCS) is a tertiary
care health system providing Urgent Care, Inpatient and Outpatient Care,
Research, Domiciliary Care, Nursing Home Care, and Geriatric Care to a
45-county primary service area which spans throughout Northeastern and Central
Kansas and Missouri. EKHCS consists of two divisions: the Colmery-O'Neil
Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center,
located in Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as multiple Community Based Outpatient
Clinics across the service area. This health care system includes a tertiary
psychiatric facility and one of the largest Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
clinics nationally and the largest in VISN 15.
This vacancy announcement is for one (1) Staff Psychologist
position with the Behavioral Health Service of the VA Eastern Kansas Health
Care System and will be primarily stationed at Irwin Army Community Hospital, located on Ft. Riley. Ft. Riley is located between Manhattan, and Junction City, Kansas.
SUMMARY OF MAJOR DUTIES: The incumbent will be working in
collaboration with Ft. Riley staff to provide Integrated Disability Evaluation
System (IDES) exams prior to discharge in an effort to facilitate the
transition to VA care and benefits following discharge. The examinations
may require various levels of psychological and diagnostic testing to
accurately determine diagnoses and severity of symptoms. During
times when the demand for IDES examinations is lower, this provider may also
provide intake assessment, psychological testing, and individual and group
therapy at the VA Community Based Operations (CBOC) located in Junction City,
Kansas. The incumbent will be supervised by the Chief of Psychology
at VA Eastern Kansas, and attend staff meetings on the Topeka campus at least
quarterly. VA Eastern Kansas also has an APA-accredited CEU program that
supports the acquisition of CEUs for licensure requirements, at no cost to the
Expected Work Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00am - 4:30pm