Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1165438 (Include # on all documents)

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?

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

This vacancy is advertised at the range of grades covered by the VA qualifications standard. 

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.

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 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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply

Duties

This is a direct patient care position which requires both General Core Psychology and Neuropsychology privileges. The primary focus of this job is to conduct complex neuropsychological and psychological assessments related to a wide range of neurological, medical and psychological disorders. The consultation team works with both outpatient and inpatient populations that have been referred from anywhere within the North Texas VA Health Care System. The employee demonstrates knowledge regarding a wide variety of psychological, neuropsychological and medical conditions alongside the role and interaction of cognitive, personality, and other psychological factors. The employee diagnoses cognitive and psychological disorders using a variety of assessment techniques including clinical interview, psychological assessment and neuropsychological assessment. While the majority of job duties are related to assessment, therapy may also be used to address behavioral issues, adjustment to illness, or care provider concerns. The employee may interact on various levels with the referring sources through direct and indirect communication. The employee is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Additionally, the employee provides outcome measurements within the MHC using a data-driven quality assurance process, as needed and requested.

There are no administrative responsibilities associated with this position. However, the employee may directly supervise the work of unlicensed psychologists, practicum students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows. The employee is a member of the Neuropsychology training track of both the Predoctoral Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Neuropsychology program. As such, the employee participates in applicant interviews, selection, and weekly didactic training.

As with all staff psychologist positions within Mental Health Service, the employee is called upon to serve on ad hoc workgroups or committees within the service to address problems and concerns of the profession and service.

HOURS OF WORK: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (additional coverage may occasionally be required to meet Veteran needs)

NOTE:  RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.

NOTE:  Salary to be determined by the Psychology Professional Standards Board.

NOTE: Current VA Psychology Interns or Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows may be considered for commitment to this position prior to completion of their training year and it is determined that you meet the eligibility requirements

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No