Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1157320
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
you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
Michigan is in the heart of the Great Lakes region, a
diverse, medically-advanced community that is the gateway to Michigan's famous
four seasons of recreational opportunities, such as hunting, skiing, and
boating. With an affordable cost of living, exemplary public schools, and
various museums, you can spend your winters in snow and your summers on sandy
beaches, all while serving America's heroes. For more information about the Saginaw
area, visit the Great Lakes Bay Region website. 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, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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.
Education Debt Reduction Program:
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the
Education Debt Reduction Program.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses have not been authorized for this position.
Professional Standards Board: 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-13 to GS-13. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
The incumbent serves as Staff Psychologist with full Clinical Privileges
at Aleda E. Lutz VAMC. This psychologist has
primarily clinical duties with assignment in Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluation and coordination of
those services in Psychology Service. The incumbent has credentials for and specialized clinical
privileges in Neuropsychology. As a Staff Psychologist, the incumbent diagnoses mental disorders, conducts
psychological assessments, treats mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provides
adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities that may be provided are
individual, family, and group psychotherapies. The incumbent consults with medical center staff on
a wide variety of patient care issues and may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.
The incumbent functions as a champion and advocate for the provision of recovery focused services to
Veterans. As such, the incumbent is expected to model Recovery and its defined values in all aspects
of her or his professional activities and partnerships. Duties of the
Nueropsychologist include, but are not limited to:
evaluates psychodiagnostic tests. Administers and interprets a variety of neuropsychological and
psychological/psychodiagnostic group and individual tests selected by the incumbent, and composes reports summarizing and
interpreting neuropsychological and psychological testing results. Through testing, clinical
interviews and observation, assesses intelligence, cognitive and behavioral functioning and deficits, and
personality variables. Assists in differential diagnosis. Serves as an authoritative source of information in the
use and interpretation of tests to differentiate the basis for patients' symptomatology. Is capable of
supervising others in the use of neuropsychological and psychological tests. Provides expert
consultation to others with regard to test administration and evaluation.
incumbent determines patients' needs for psychological evaluation, specialized
evaluation procedures, diagnostic procedures, individual and group
psychotherapy, and specialized psychological techniques.
incumbent provides a full range of comprehensive and evidence-based
psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, couples, family, and
group psychotherapy. This can include performing neurocognitive rehabilitation
interventions. Specialized interventions for which the incumbent does not have
Clinical Privileges in this Medical Center are referred to another psychologist
who is so privileged.
incumbent is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and
documentation required by the VAMC for Veterans to whom the incumbent provides
incumbent provides consultation to professional staff within VAMC and to
community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate
treatment plans for patients. The incumbent also consults to and with medical
center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.
Tour of Duty: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday, but may be required to work
some evenings and weekends)