Job Overview


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 Veterans. 

How would 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:

·         Administers/scores or 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.

·         The incumbent determines patients' needs for psychological evaluation, specialized evaluation procedures, diagnostic procedures, individual and group psychotherapy, and specialized psychological techniques.

·         The 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.

·         The incumbent is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the VAMC for Veterans to whom the incumbent provides services.

·         The 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)

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No